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Side Mirage
August 2022

PvP
Sidenoder

PvP Amulet & Rune

PvP amulet icon
Carrion Amulet
PvP rune icon
Rune of Adventure

Weapons & Sigils

Staff icon Sigil of Cleansing icon Sigil of Energy icon
StaffSigil of Cleansing Sigil of Energy
Axe icon Sigil of Cleansing icon
AxeSigil of Cleansing
Pistol icon Sigil of Energy icon
PistolSigil of Energy

Utility Skills

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Side Mirage is a duelist build based on Confusion to one burst your opponent

Build fundamentals

Side mirage is a duelist build. It has decent impact in a teamfight however it has much more value on a sidenode.
Most of your damage comes from Confusion under the form of a burst, as well as your staff clones casting Winds of Chaos.
Below is the perfect burst, a few abilities can be skipped but Cry of Frustrationis mandatory:

  1. Phantasmal Warlock
  2. precast Chaos Vortex (use the following skills at the end of the cast)
  3. Jaunt
  4. Mirror Images
  5. Cry of Frustration
  6. Chaos Armor

Note that you can also use Magic Bullet to ensure you hit all your burst

Between bursts you can use every other cooldown to survive and slightly pressure. Illusionary Countershould be used as soon as you can as it blocks and applies 5 stacks of Tormenton your opponent.
Be really careful when using Confusing Images : it has really strong damage but it’s really easy to get punished during it so you’ll most likely have to interrupt it before the full cast.

It is VERY important you spam Chaos Vortex (staff ambush, obtained instead of Winds of Chaoswhen you use a dodge, distortion or pick up a mirror) for the Alacrity. Without it, you won’t be able to burst often enough and your opponent will just get their defensive cooldowns back up.
Other shatter skill usage:
Mind Wrack should only be used for Stability from Bountiful Disillusionment.
Diversion can be used offensively or defensively. You can interrupt a heal with it, or just your opponent trying to kill you. It also procs Ineptitude so it can help a bit with the damage but it’s not a major source of burst.
Distortion gets longer the more clones you have and lets you use ambush skills as well. It pops mirrors you can walk into to get access to ambush skills.

Matchups
As this build is based on Confusion bursts, you can win any matchup by catching your opponent off guard. However, Scourge is really hard to face as it steals your Alacrity and can technically tank your burst with ease due to Barrier and mass condition cleanse.
Thief will also beat you in a 1v1 but you should be able to kite it on most nodes by abusing no port spots.

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