How to get better with Mirage in Apex Legends.
Our Apex Legends Mirage guide contains tips and strategy advice for using each ability to its maximum potential.
If you really want to mess with the other team in Apex Legends, then you’ll find Mirage a very satisfying character to play. This Legend is capable of exploiting so-called Holo-Pilot technology to confuse the enemy with holograms, and even self-cloak when down in order to obscure your position.
For the player on the receiving end of Mirage’s antics this can all be rather confusing, and it’s sometimes tricky just to pin down exactly where the target is. You’ve lined your shot up, you fire….and then you realise you’re spraying bullets into thin air.
As for the Mirage player though, this kind of trickery is all jolly good fun and requires a very different mindset to play well. You’ll need to out-think your opponents at every stage, but when you manage to pull off the perfect befuddlement, ambush the enemy from the rear and obliterate them in the process, you’ll have a big grin on your face.
As you’ve probably come to appreciate by reading this far, Mirage has a relatively high skill ceiling when it comes to playing with finesse. To help you out with all this sneaking about, we’ve put together a Mirage guide that covers every ability, and also features tips for using each one.
We’re updating all of our Apex Legends guides over time, and we’ll be back with another update for Mirage soon. In the meantime, we’d love to hear your own tips and suggestions in the comments – we’ll include them in future updates, with credit for your contributions too.
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Passive – Encore!
This passive allows Mirage to automatically drop a decoy and cloak for five seconds when knocked down.
Encore is a pretty useful passive to have if you’ve been knocked down from afar, or if you’ve got cover nearby. In any case, make the most of being cloaked for a few seconds by crawling as fast as you can away from the firefight and into a safe position.
Tactical Ability – Psyche Out
Activate this ability and Mirage sends out a holographic decoy to confuse the enemy.
The decoy will run in the direction you’re aiming, so make sure you’ve lined things up correctly before pulling the trigger on this.
It’s an incredibly versatile ability which can be used to toy with the enemy and coax them into revealing their position or face the wrong way.
Here are a few pointers:
- Send a decoy out when you’re crossing a doorway to tease out a few shots and give away an enemy’s position.
- Send a decoy one way through a smoke grenade to divert attention, while you appear elsewhere and take the enemy by surprise.
- If you’re in cover then you can send a decoy out in one direction and quickly leg it in the other direction to reposition.
- You can send out a decoy when plummeting from the sky at the start of the game and trick players into thinking there’s an enemy in the area.
- Send a decoy towards an dead enemy’s stash and it’ll look like you’re looting them.
- Try standing still when throwing out a decoy if you’ve been caught in a particularly vulnerable spot. It’s a bit risky but there’s a chance you’ll trick the enemy into shooting your clone and give you a second or two longer to counterattack.
- Aim at the ground, shoot your decoy and it’ll stand still.
Ultimate Ability – Vanishing Act
Mirage’s ultimate deploys a team of Decoys to distract enemies while you cloak. Keep in mind this doesn’t make you go fully invisible! You’ll be much harder to spot, but enemies with eagle eyes will make out your silhouette if you get a little too reckless while cloaked.
Think of this primarily as a brilliant escape tool, as it’ll throw up a bunch of decoys and allow you a brief period of time to get away from a horrible situation. If you ever feel like you’re suddenly in a bad spot, don’t be afraid to pop this ability and reposition.
You can also use this ultimate to unsettle an enemy team if you’re approaching from a flank. If they spot you, use this ability and look to get aggressive by closing the gap even further, or by repositioning slightly. This will keep them guessing, and it should play into your hands when they don’t know which way to turn.
Do be wary of using Vanishing Act in the open though, as you won’t have anywhere to hide.