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Mirror Image
Spell magic lesserinvisibilty
  • Mirror Image
  • Row 4 mage talent
  • 2% of base mana
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Creates 3 copies of you nearby for 40 sec, which cast spells and attack your enemies.

    While your images are active damage taken is reduced by 20%. Taking direct damage will cause one of your images to dissipate.
Class Mage
School Arcane
Cooldown 2 minutes
Talent required Spell ice rune [Winter's Protection] or Spell arcane arcane02 [Spellsteal] or Inv shield 1h artifactstormfist d 04 [Tempest Barrier]
Improvements Spell arcane studentofmagic [Reabsorption], Ability mage massinvisibility [Reduplication]
Related buff
Spell magic lesserinvisibilty
  • Mirror Image
  • Damage taken is reduced by 20% while your images are active.
  • Duration: 40 seconds
Mirror Image

A mage and three Mirror Images.

Mirror Image is a mage class talent.


  • When cast, Mirror Image reduces the mage's threat by an amount equal to Spell magic lesserinvisibilty [Fade].
  • Mirror Images will cast Spell frost frostbolt02 [Frostbolt] repeatedly until they disappear.



Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.5 (2023-01-24): Fixed an issue with Mirror Image losing all images when hit with a direct damaging attack or spell while Spell arcane studentofmagic [Reabsorption] or Ability mage massinvisibility [Reduplication] were not talented.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 4 class talent (was a level 44 ability).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): No longer a Talent and is learned by all Mages at level 44 (was a level 90 talent). Mirror Images damage greatly reduced, Spell frost frostbolt02 [Frostbolt] added to all Mirror Images, and while your images are active, damage taken is reduced by 20%. Taking direct damage will cause one of your images to dissipate.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10):
    • Mirror Images' Spell fire flamebolt [Fireball] damage increased by 122%.
    • Mirror Images' Frostbolt damage increased by 80%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now a level 45 talent (was 90).
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-02-25): Fixed an issue where images summoned by Mirror Image would incorrectly retain threat when resummoned.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Copies of Frost mages now deals 15% less damage with Frostbolt.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Mirror Images now inherit 100% of the mage's Spell Power (was 5%), last 40 sec (was 30), and have a 2 min cooldown (was 3 min). Now a level 90 talent (was a level 49 ability).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Created copies no longer cast Spell fire fireball [Fire Blast], but their Frostbolts do 10% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Frostbolt cast by Mirror Images now deals 50% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now learned at level 49 (was 50).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Mirror Image health increased. Now trainable at level 50 (was 80).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Health on the mirror images has been increased.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04):
    • 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 (2009-04-14):
  • 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.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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