Mirror Blade

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Mirror Blade

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
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0.75¾ Activation time  
5 Recharge time
8 Recharge time
Mirror Blade

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: 303 (0.75)?
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


  • This skill will summon a clone based on the main-hand equipped when the first hit of the skill occurs.
  • This skill will not bounce off the clone summoned.
Unlike other bouncing skills such as  Winds of Chaos.png Winds of Chaos,  Mirror Blade.png Mirror Blade can keep bouncing between allies rather than following [enemy>ally>enemy..] logic. This can lead to losing 2/3 of the skill's potential damage.

Related traits[edit]

Domination Domination

Inspiration Inspiration

Illusions Illusions

Chronomancer Chronomancer

Virtuoso Virtuoso

  • Psychic Blades Psychic Blades — Whenever a clone would be summoned, you instead stock a blade. Blades persist indefinitely until used. Your shatters are replaced with Bladesongs that consume your stocked blades, but still count as shatters for the purposes of core traits. While out of combat, you will automatically stock a blade every 10 seconds.
  • Jagged Mind Jagged MindBlade attacks inflict bleeding on critical hits. A percentage of your condition damage dealt heals you.
  • Deadly Blades Deadly BladesBlades inflict vulnerability on critical hits. After successfully casting a Bladesong, increase all damage dealt for a short time. This does not stack.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 29, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient from 0.6 to 0.75 in PvP and WvW.
May 11, 2021
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to incorrectly calculate damage reduction for consecutive hits.
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.