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How do they have so many while seemingly blinking in and out of stealth? 


My original toon is a Thief, d/d  d/d build. I already did minimal stealth as I almost never used the cloak and dagger stealth. Out of 100 fights I'd used it maybe once. 


So I've been using a condition virtuoso and 1v1 it dominates against anything but high cleansing builds so I am really curious the mirage. That deadeye cleanse on entering stealth + cleanse on exiting stealth + sigils of cleansing really ruins my condition damage. 


Any pointers would be appreciated.  Oh. And i only have all glass and all dire gear as I am perpetually poor due to the inability to make any real coin in WvW. 

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they have a couple of ways of reaching 3 clones while in stealth. there is a skill that leaves a clone and stealth yourself (decoy), there is one that gives 2 clones without stealth(mirror images), then there are weapon skills like scepter 2 that give 2 clones on block and a trait that creates a clone on dodge. there is also a signet that creates a clone every 10 seconds.




this site lists all the clones you can get and the skills for it. as for stealth mesmer has a small number of them only: veil, mass invisibility, first skill on torch and decoy.

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There's a handful of ways Mirage handles their Clones.

Mirage has 2 main skills that either break target or apply stealth (also breaking target.)

The common Carrion Axe Mirage has https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Lingering_Thoughts which generates a clone at the end of the cast from where the cast started. (There's a small lil portal like effect at the start.) It also doesn't require hitting the enemy to generate it.

Carrion Axe Mirage also has https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Axes_of_Symmetry which breaks target, evades, and causes all Axe Clones to switch targets to the same person. (This is the first/main target break.)

There's also https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/The_Prestige which breaks target via Stealth. You could theoretically use https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Escape_Artist which would generate clones whenever they stealth.

There's a signet called https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Signet_of_Illusions which passively generates clones while in combat, or blades if Virtuoso.

Carrion Axe also uses https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Self-Deception. This trait makes generating clones super easy and fast for Mirage since it uses 2 Deception skills with relatively low CDs (30 seconds). It creates a clone if there's a clone on the battlefield, which can add up super quickly.


You might be confusing stealth with target breaks on Mirage's case since it's the only profession (Mesmer) to use this mechanic. It's slightly different than Thief's main method which is actually using stealth. Doesn't help that you see a bunch of copies of the Mesmer you're looking for.


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