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|name=Mirror Image
 
|name=Mirror Image
 
|image=Spell Magic LesserInvisibilty.png
 
|image=Spell Magic LesserInvisibilty.png
|description=Creates 3 copies of the caster nearby, which cast spells and attack the mage's enemies. Lasts 30 sec.
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|description=Creates 3 copies of the caster nearby, which cast spells and attack the Mage's enemies. Lasts 40 sec.
 
|class=Mage
 
|class=Mage
 
|type=Offensive, Utility
 
|type=Offensive, Utility
 
|school=[[Arcane]]
 
|school=[[Arcane]]
|cost=10% of base mana
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|cost=2.0% of base mana
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|cooldown=3 min.
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|cooldown=2 min
|buff_desc=Copies of the caster that attack on their own.
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|gcd=1.5 sec
|buff_dur=30 seconds
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|level=90
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|talented=Yes
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|tcg=Mirror_Image_TCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
{{AbilityFlavor|"How do you know which one is real?!"<br>—Dudemona|TCGSW|56}}
 
   
'''Mirror Image''' is a [[Mage]] spell of the [[Arcane]] tree. Casting it creates three copies of the Mage around him that cast spells at his current target and have a fraction of his [[health]] and [[spell power]]. This ability was added in [[Wrath of the Lich King]] and is trainable at level 50.
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{{Quotation|Dudemona [[TCG Scourgewar]]|How do you know which one is real?!}}
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'''Mirror Image''' is a [[mage]] talent available at level 90. Casting it creates three copies of the mage that cast spells at the current target and have a fraction of the mage's [[health]] and [[spell power]]. This ability was added in [[Wrath of the Lich King]].
   
 
== Details ==
 
== Details ==
This spell was previously not affected by the [[global cooldown]] nor triggered it. However, since Patch 3.1.0 this spell is on the global cooldown, making its activation a slight DPS loss. However, it does not trigger a GCD on every other Mage spell that doesn't have a global cooldown such as [[Cold Snap]], [[Icy Veins]], [[Combustion]] and damage [[trinket]]s.
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[[File:Mirror_Image.jpg|thumb]]
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This spell is on the global cooldown, making its activation a slight DPS loss. However, it does not trigger a GCD on every other mage spell that doesn't have a global cooldown such as [[Cold Snap]], [[Icy Veins]], [[Combustion]], and damage [[trinket]]s.
   
The images created do low damage and receive a percentage of the Mage's [[spell power]]. They cast 3.0 second [[Frostbolt]]s and occasionally shoot [[Fireblast]]s. Mirror Images inherit the spell hit rating on their master's gear (but not that of talents like Elemental Precision).
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The images created do low damage and receive a percentage of the mage's [[spell power]]. They cast 3.0 second [[Frostbolt]]s. Mirror Images inherit the spell hit rating on their master's gear (but not that of talents).
   
Mirror Images inherit 33.33% of their master's [[spell power]] each. their Frostbolts do 163-169 + 30% of that spell power as frost damage and crit for 150% of their normal damage (aside from snaring their target by 40% for 4 secs), while the [[Fireblast]]s do 88-98 + 15% of that spell power as fire damage and crit for 150%.<ref>{{ref web |url=http://elitistjerks.com/f31/t30655-mage_wotlk_talent_discussion_part_two/p159/#post963849 |title=WotLK - Complete Mage Compendium (3.2 Updated) |accessdate=2009-08-05 |author=Roywyn |date=2009-11-04 |publisher=Elitist Jerks}}</ref>
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== Tips ==
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*The Mirror Images inherit the Mage's threat lists, and the Mage also gains a threat reduction debuff like [[Fade]]. This makes it useful as a last-ditch threat dump.
== Tips and tactics ==
 
The Mirror Images inherit the Mage's threat lists, and the Mage also gains a 90M threat reduction debuff like [[Fade]]. This makes it useful as a last-ditch threat dump.
 
The images do an average of 15k damage over 30 seconds with no [[spell power]], which is highly useful for single-target DPS in raids and sustained PvP burst.
 
[[File:Mirror_Image_TCG.jpg|thumb]]
 
== Known bugs ==
 
At recent moment (Patch 3.2.2a) there are multiple reports that Mirror Images still sometime break crowd control even with instant spells (Fire Blast), whereas Patch 3.1.2 notes say that Images "'''should no longer cast [[Fire Blast]] or [[Frostbolt]] on targets that are affected by crowd control debuffs that break immediately on damage unless they are already casting these spells when crowd control is applied.'''". Considering that [[Fire Blast]] has no cast time, Mirror Image must acquire already crowd controlled target to cast it and break control.
 
 
Proof from recent worldoflogs.com report (translated):
 
[23:35:49.605] Mirror Image's Fire Blast breaks Maz'dinah's Polymorph<ref>{{ref web |url=http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/jnuu07j7uxymx9rv/log/ |title=Report (Query - spell id 28271, "Interrupt/Dispel" checkbox) |date=2009-11-18}}</ref>
 
   
 
==Patch changes==
 
==Patch changes==
* {{Patch 3.3.0|note=Health on the mirror images has been increased.}}
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* {{Patch 5.3.0|note=Will now chain cast spells with no delay between casts, allowing images to cast their spells more frequently in the same amount of time.; Mirror Image creates copies that no longer cast Fire Blast, but their Frostbolts do 10% more damage.}}
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* {{Patch 5.2.0|note=Frostbolt cast by Mirror Images now deals 50% more damage.}}
** Images will no longer trigger the death sound when their time expires.
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* {{Patch 3.3.0|note=Health on the mirror images has been increased. The mirror images summoned will no longer sometimes appear as shades before taking on the appearance of the casting mage.}}
** The mirror images will no longer complete casts of Frostbolt on targets which are Polymorphed at the time their Frostbolt channel finishes.}}
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* {{Patch 3.2.0|note=Images will no longer trigger the death sound when their time expires. The mirror images will no longer complete casts of Frostbolt on targets which are Polymorphed at the time their Frostbolt channel finishes.}}
 
* {{Patch 3.1.2|note=The images summoned by this spell will now target the creature that most hates the Mage, and should no longer cast [[Fire Blast]] or [[Frostbolt]] on targets that are affected by crowd control debuffs that break immediately on damage unless they are already casting these spells when crowd control is applied.}}
 
* {{Patch 3.1.2|note=The images summoned by this spell will now target the creature that most hates the Mage, and should no longer cast [[Fire Blast]] or [[Frostbolt]] on targets that are affected by crowd control debuffs that break immediately on damage unless they are already casting these spells when crowd control is applied.}}
 
* {{Patch 3.1.0|note=Mirror Image will no longer cast [[Polymorph]].}}
 
* {{Patch 3.1.0|note=Mirror Image will no longer cast [[Polymorph]].}}
 
* {{Patch 3.1.0|note=Mirror Image now triggers a [[global cooldown]] on all spells.}}
 
* {{Patch 3.1.0|note=Mirror Image now triggers a [[global cooldown]] on all spells.}}
[[File:Mirror_Image.jpg|thumb]]
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* {{Patch 3.0.8|note=The Mirror Image Polymorph ability now has a range of 8 yards. In addition, Mirror Images will no longer have excessive threat values assigned to them when they are created.}}
 
== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 05:02, December 19, 2014

Mirror Image
Spell magic lesserinvisibilty
  • Mirror Image
  • 2 min cooldown
  • 2.0% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Creates 3 copies of the caster nearby, which cast spells and attack the Mage's enemies. Lasts 40 sec.
Usable by
ClassMage
Properties
TypeOffensive, Utility
SchoolArcane
Cooldown2 min (GCD 1.5 sec)
Talents
TalentedYes
Level required90
TCG image
Mirror Image TCG
How do you know which one is real?!
- Dudemona TCG Scourgewar

Mirror Image is a mage talent available at level 90. Casting it creates three copies of the mage that cast spells at the current target and have a fraction of the mage's health and spell power. This ability was added in Wrath of the Lich King.

Details Edit

Mirror Image

This spell is on the global cooldown, making its activation a slight DPS loss. However, it does not trigger a GCD on every other mage spell that doesn't have a global cooldown such as Cold Snap, Icy Veins, Combustion, and damage trinkets.

The images created do low damage and receive a percentage of the mage's spell power. They cast 3.0 second Frostbolts. Mirror Images inherit the spell hit rating on their master's gear (but not that of talents).

Tips Edit

  • The Mirror Images inherit the Mage's threat lists, and the Mage also gains a threat reduction debuff like Fade. This makes it useful as a last-ditch threat dump.

Patch changesEdit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Will now chain cast spells with no delay between casts, allowing images to cast their spells more frequently in the same amount of time.; Mirror Image creates copies that no longer cast Fire Blast, but their Frostbolts do 10% more damage.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Frostbolt cast by Mirror Images now deals 50% more damage.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Health on the mirror images has been increased. The mirror images summoned will no longer sometimes appear as shades before taking on the appearance of the casting mage.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Images will no longer trigger the death sound when their time expires. The mirror images will no longer complete casts of Frostbolt on targets which are Polymorphed at the time their Frostbolt channel finishes.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.2 (2009-05-19): The images summoned by this spell will now target the creature that most hates the Mage, and should no longer cast Fire Blast or Frostbolt on targets that are affected by crowd control debuffs that break immediately on damage unless they are already casting these spells when crowd control is applied.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Mirror Image will no longer cast Polymorph.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Mirror Image now triggers a global cooldown on all spells.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The Mirror Image Polymorph ability now has a range of 8 yards. In addition, Mirror Images will no longer have excessive threat values assigned to them when they are created.

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