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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Mesmer elite specialization. For the weapon, see Mirage (weapon).
Spec image Mirage.jpg

The mirage moves through battle like shifting sand, cloaking themselves rather than dodging attacks. Their graceful, swirling axes and prismatic mirrors are as deceptively beautiful as they are deadly.

— Official site

Mirage.pngMirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage is an elite specialization for the mesmer. It grants mesmers access to axes, ambush and deception skills, and replaces the mesmer's dodge ability with Mirage Cloak.

List of mirage skills[edit]

See also: List of mesmer skills

Weapon skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description


Lacerating Chop.png
 Lacerating Chop
0.5½ Inflict bleeding on your target.
1 Lacerating Chop, Ethereal Chop, Mirror Strikes chainRedirect Arrow.png
Ethereal Chop.png
 Ethereal Chop
0.5½ Inflict Torment on your target.
1 Lacerating Chop, Ethereal Chop, Mirror Strikes chainRedirect Arrow.png
Mirror Strikes.png
 Mirror Strikes
0.5½ Inflict bleeding and torment on your target.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Imaginary Axes.png
 Imaginary Axes
Ambush 0.5½ 1 Release phantasmal axes that seek out the nearest target after a short delay. Condition stacks reduced for clones.
Lingering Thoughts.png
 Lingering Thoughts
Clone 0.75¾ 0.25¼ Spin forward and strike multiple times, inflicting conditions and leaving a mirage at your starting position. If an enemy is near the mirage when it expires, a clone is summoned.
Axes of Symmetry.png
 Axes of Symmetry
0.75¾ 10 You and all your axe clones shadowstep to a random location around your target and strike, applying confusion. This attack breaks enemy targeting, and your illusions change focus to the targeted foe.


1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Mirage Thrust.png
 Mirage Thrust
Ambush 0.75¾ 1 Lunge at your foe and strike them with your sword, briefly dazing them. Leave behind a clone at your original location.


1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Ether Barrage.png
 Ether Barrage
Ambush 10.5½ 1 Launch a barrage of chaos orbs at your foe, inflicting either confusion or torment each hit. Condition duration halved for clones.


1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Split Surge.png
 Split Surge
Ambush 10.5½ 1 Shoot a beam at a targeted foe, and secondary beams at foes near your target.


1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Chaos Vortex.png
 Chaos Vortex
Ambush 1 1 Release a vortex of chaos energy that inflicts conditions on foes and grants boons to allies.


1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Ambush Assault.png
 Ambush Assault
Ambush 10.25¼ 1 Blink to your target and unleash a series of low-damage strikes that rapidly stack vulnerability.


1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Wave of Panic.png
 Wave of Panic
Ambush 0.5½ 1 Release a wave of energy that interrupts and confuses foes.

Slot skills[edit]


Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
False Oasis.png
 False Oasis
Deception 0.75¾ 25 Create a mirage at your current location and heal over time. When the mirage expires, it spawns a mirage mirror.


Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Crystal Sands.png
 Crystal Sands
Deception Not available underwater.png 0.25¼ 20 Draw in shards of crystal sand that confuse foes they pass through on their way to your targeted location. The shards form a Mirage Mirror upon reaching their destination.
Illusionary Ambush.png
 Illusionary Ambush
Deception 20 You and all your illusions shadowstep to a random point around your target and gain Mirage Cloak. Illusions' actions are interrupted when they change focus to the targeted foe.
Mirage Advance.png
 Mirage Advance
Deception 0.75¾ 25 Shadowstep and unleash an attack that blinds your target and nearby foes. You may reactivate this skill to return to your original position.
Redirect Arrow.png
Mirage Retreat.png
 Mirage Retreat
Deception Return to your starting point and leave behind a clone at your previous location.
Sand Through Glass.png
 Sand Through Glass
Deception 25 Evade backward and leave behind a Mirage Mirror.


Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Deception Not available underwater.png 0.5½ Shadowstep to a target location and confuse nearby foes.

List of mirage traits[edit]

See also: List of mesmer traits
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Proficiency Axe Proficiency.png Axe Proficiency You can wield axes.
Minor Adept Mirage Cloak.png Mirage Cloak Gain Mirage Cloak instead of dodge rolling. Ambush skills become available for a short time whenever you gain Mirage Cloak. Gain access to Deception skills.
Major Adept Self-Deception.png Self-Deception Using a Deception skill will create a clone if you have any clones active.
Major Adept Renewing Oasis.png Renewing Oasis Gain regeneration when you gain Mirage Cloak. The duration of damaging conditions is reduced while you are regenerating.
Major Adept Riddle of Sand.png Riddle of Sand When entering combat, your first Ambush attack applies confusion. This ability refreshes when you use a Shatter skill.
Minor Master Nomad's Endurance.png Nomad's Endurance Shatter skills give vigor, and vigor grants condition damage.
Major Master Shards of Glass.png Desert Distortion Illusions shattered by Distortion become Mirage Mirrors. Ambush skills become available for a short time whenever you grant distortion to yourself.
Major Master Mirage Mantle.png Mirage Mantle Gain protection when Mirage Cloak ends.
Major Master Mirrored Axes.png Mirrored Axes Reduce recharge of axe skills. Axe skills generate an additional phantom axe.
Minor Grandmaster Speed of Sand.png Speed of Sand Gain Superspeed when you gain Mirage Cloak.
Major Grandmaster Infinite Horizon.png Infinite Horizon When you gain Mirage Cloak, your illusions also gain it.
Major Grandmaster Elusive Mind.png Elusive Mind Dodging breaks stun and removes conditions. If you break a stun in this manner, you will be left exhausted.
Major Grandmaster Dune Cloak.png Dune Cloak Use Sand Shards when you gain Mirage Cloak. Conditions applied to bleeding foes have increased duration.

List of mirage equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]



  • Players wishing to learn more about the Mirage can visit Nasrin Davish in the Crystal Oasis.
  • Mirage players lose access to dodge rolling, but become able to evade attacks even in the middle of another action or while disabled.


  • A mirage is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky.
  • Mirage was the first elite specialization fleshed out for the Path of Fire expansion. The name drove the development of the specialization.

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