I couldn't find the balance changes suggestion thread so I'm just making this separate one, but do any mirages ever run the ability that lets you shadowstep to your enemy and shadowstep back?
Has anyone ever ran it or found it useful? I could understand if it were a bit shorter cast time, or no cast time like shadowstep for thieves, but as it stands now it just feels really clunky. It was somewhat interesting for the old axe/torch condi build running confusion on blind, but even then there were so many better options? And for power, you can't really set up your burst in the time it takes to cast the ability, and currently you either have to stealth and be close to them, or try to blink to them and waste blink. (Mirage Advance/Retreat)
I mean I know any potential buffs to mirage are probably going to be met with pitchforks, but the skill seems pretty clearly meant for competitive game modes as it has no use in pve outside of the pointless blind, but I don't think anyone runs it in competitive modes because it's just... not good. WvW maybe?
Also, and this is really not going to be popular, and the skill is technically used for condi builds in pve, but the skill that creates the aoe confusion (Crystal Sands) has always felt like it should have came with an ethereal combo field, even if just in pve.
I guess this might be better in the mirage specific thread, but wanted to hear feedback from the community specifically in regards to pvp. Of course it will be met with discontent, but it feels like some of the balance changes were meant to target "dominant" builds, but there are so many of these utility skills that are somewhat irrelevant due to their general skill design in nearly any game mode making it pretty much impossible to become part of a viable build. (Crystal Sands excluded as that's more of an aside. Though I don't really see anyone running Sand Through Glass either and it's an extra evade and mirror, so, 2 extra evades, though that could be largely in part because of the long animation putting you in a position disadvantage.)
But, I guess that applies to every class, and for that matter pretty much 80% of the ranger pets are never used either since Smokescale is pretty much superior and has been since Heart of Thorns.