Mirror Blade

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Mirror Blade.png

Mirror Blade

0.75¾ Activation time  
5 Recharge time
8 Recharge time
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 2
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Throw an illusionary blade that creates a clone at its first target and then bounces to enemies and allies, dealing less damage to foes per hit and granting might to allies.

 Damage.png Maximum Damage: 403 (1.0)?
 Damage.png Maximum Damage: 242 (0.6)?
 Damage.png Minimum Damage: 179 (0.4437)?
 Damage.png Minimum Damage: 78 (0.1923)?
 Damage.png Damage Reduction per Hit: 15%
 Might.png3 Might (6s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 Power
 Vulnerability.png3 Vulnerability (5s): 3% Incoming Damage, 3% Incoming Condition Damage
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Bounces: 4
 Range.png Range: 1,200
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Illusion#Related traits
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Domination
Bountiful Blades Bountiful Blades - Improves greatsword skills. Mirror Blade bounces additional times, and Phantasmal Berserker summons an additional berserker and deals less damage.


  • The clone created will cast Spatial Surge.
  • Each bounce towards a target counts as a 100% projectile finisher. This will trigger up to four effects.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to display its slashing effect on the player instead of its target.
  • Cooldown reduced from 8 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • Rather than inflict equal damage per hit, the damage is reduced 15% per bounce.
  • Competitive splits: Increased cooldown from 5 seconds to 8 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced damage by 14% in PvP and WvW.
February 06, 2018
  • Increased damage by 43% in PvE only.
July 26, 2016
  • Increased the number of bounces produced by this attack from 3 to 4.
July 28, 2015
  • Reduced number of bounces from 4 to 3.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Mesmer skills that create bouncing projectiles will now have them bounce one additional time.
April 30, 2013
  • Added an unblockable skill fact.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Mirror Blade has been added to the game.