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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 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
- See also: List of mesmer skills
|1||Lacerating Chop||½||Inflict bleeding on your target.|
|1||Ethereal Chop||½||Inflict Torment on your target.|
|1||Mirror Strikes||½||Inflict bleeding and torment on your target.|
|1||Imaginary Axes||½||1||Ambush. Release phantasmal axes that seek out the nearest target after a short delay.|
|2||Lingering Thoughts||¾||¼||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.|
|3||Axes of Symmetry||¾||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||Mirage Thrust||¾||1||Ambush. Lunge at your foe and strike them with your sword, briefly dazing them. Leave behind a clone at your original location.|
|1||Ether Barrage||1½||1||Ambush. Launch a barrage of chaos orbs at your foe, inflicting either confusion or torment each hit. Condition duration halved for clones.|
|1||Split Surge||1½||1||Ambush. Shoot a beam at a targeted foe, and secondary beams at foes near your target.|
|1||Chaos Vortex||1||1||Ambush. Release a vortex of chaos energy that inflicts conditions on foes. Allies near the caster gain boons.|
|1||Ambush Assault||1¼||1||Ambush. Blink to your target and unleash a series of low-damage strikes that rapidly stack vulnerability.|
|1||Wave of Panic||½||1||Ambush. Release a wave of energy that interrupts and confuses foes.|
|False Oasis||¾||25||Deception. Create a mirage at your current location and heal over time. When the mirage expires, it spawns a mirage mirror.|
|Crystal Sands||¼||20||Deception. 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||20||Deception. 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||¾||25||Deception. Shadowstep and unleash an attack that blinds your target and nearby foes. You may reactivate this skill to return to your original position.|
|Mirage Retreat||Return to your starting point and leave behind a clone at your previous location.|
|Sand through Glass||25||Deception. Evade backward and leave behind a mirage mirror.|
|Jaunt||½||Deception. Shadowstep to a target location and confuse nearby foes.|
List of mirage traits
- See also: List of mesmer traits
|Minor Proficiency||Axe Proficiency||You can wield an axe in your main hand.|
|Minor Adept||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||Using a Deception skill will create a clone if you have any other clones active.|
|Major Adept||Renewing Oasis||Gain regeneration when you gain Mirage Cloak. The duration of incoming damaging conditions is reduced while you are regenerating.|
|Major Adept||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||Shatter skills give vigor, and vigor grants condition damage.|
|Major Master||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||Gain protection when Mirage Cloak ends.|
|Major Master||Mirrored Axes||Reduce recharge of axe skills. Axe skills generate an additional phantom axe.|
|Minor Grandmaster||Speed of Sand||Mirage Cloak increases your movement speed.|
|Major Grandmaster||Infinite Horizon||When you gain Mirage Cloak, your illusions also gain it.|
|Major Grandmaster||Elusive Mind||Dodging removes conditions.|
|Major Grandmaster||Dune Cloak||Use Sand Shards when Mirage Cloak ends.|
- Specializations: Adept Mirage — Begin training the mesmer's mirage elite specialization. (5)
- Specializations: Master Mirage — Completely train the mesmer's mirage elite specialization. (10)
- Specialization Collections: Veilrender — Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the mirage's axe, Veilrender. (3)
- 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.