Mirror Image
Spell magic lesserinvisibilty
  • Mirror Image
  • 2 min cooldown
  • 2.0% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Creates 3 copies of you nearby, which cast spells and attack your enemies. Lasts 40 sec.
Usable by
TypeOffensive, Utility
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown2 min (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required45
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How do you know which one is real?!
- Dudemona TCG Scourgewar

Mirror Image is a mage talent available at level 45. 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.


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).


  • 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 changes

  • Legion-Logo-Small Patch 7.0.3 (19-Jul-2016): Minor description changes: "the caster" changed to "you" and "the Mage's" changed to "your".
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.1.0 (24-Feb-2015): Mirror Image copies of Frost Mages now deal 15% less damage with Frostbolt.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Mirror Image is now a level-90 Talent, replacing Invocation.; Mirror Images now inherit 100% of the Mage’s Spell Power (up from 5%), last 40 seconds (up from 30 seconds), and have a 2-minute cooldown (down from 3 minutes).
  • 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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