“Mirage is the kind of guy who likes to stand out. The youngest of four brothers, he perfected the art of fooling around to get attention. The one thing he took seriously was Holo-Pilot technology: introduced to the illusion-creating tech by his engineer mother, he poured over the mechanisms and learned all he could about them. Even when his brothers went MIA during the Frontier War, Mirage and his mother continued to develop holo devices, and the work brought them closer.
While working as a bartender to make ends meet, Mirage heard amazing stories from his patrons about the Apex Games and the wealth and glory that came with victory. As good as both of those sounded, he knew he couldn’t risk leaving his mother childless – until she gave him a set of customized holo devices and told him to follow his dream. Mirage is now the life of the Apex Games, outwitting opponents and charming audiences across the Outlands.
” – Apex Legends
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How To Unlock Mirage
I think it is safe to say that most people are not a fan of micro transactions, and with this being EA, people are super cautious on first approach. We’d like to mention that this game is entirely free, and absolutely incredible. On that note, to unlock Mirage, you have to actually purchase him with Apex Coins, or the Legend tokens. Coins are roughly $1 for every 100 coins, and he is 850 coins. Unfortunately, though, there’s no package for $8.5, but instead $9.99. Legends tokens, on the other hand, are earned through simply playing the game similar to that of IP in League of Legends if you’re familiar with that currency system. We had no problem dishing out a few bucks, though, because of how truly incredible the game is. I have no issues supporting great game development.
How To Best Use Mirage’s Passive Encore!
Mirage has arguably one of the weakest passives in the game, and I honestly think it needs a total rehaul. There’s isn’t much you can really do with this. Essentially, though, what happens is when you’re knocked, you will automatically drop a decoy that will take your place, as well as become “cloaked” for five seconds. The “cloak” is sort of like a hologram that phases in and out. So, you’re not totally invisible. Honestly, I think you should be. You can be easily shot as you’re crawling away if the person has eyeballs. The only thing you’re going to get out of Mirage’s passive is potentially another second or two of laying down on the ground. This also goes totally against the idea of having a knockdown shield. What’s the point of being “cloaked” if you’re just going to end up using your knockdown shield?
How To Best Use Mirage’s Tactical Ability Psyche Out
Psyche out is Mirage’s bread & butter, and what really makes him. Get to bamboozling! If you don’t know what that means, you soon will. Psyche out sends out a decoy hologram that looks exactly like Mirage. The decoy will move to your pointer in a straight line. It will not turn, so make sure that you’re using it somewhere that it will be able to get some distance. Otherwise, you’re not going to get the full usage out of it. Unless, of course, you only want to send it a few meters.
Typically, I use Psyche Out before I walk around corners. This does a few different things. First, it’ll take any and all fire that may potentially be lined up on you. This is going to soak up bullets that would have otherwise been pelted into your body armor. This is incredibly important for a few different reasons, it isn’t limited to only the damage being soaked up. It also sets you up with your guns fully loaded, while your opponents are not. By the time that they realize it is a decoy, you’re going to be rotating out behind the decoy, aware of their positions, and they will be reloading. It is just muscle memory to reload automatically after realizing you’ve wasted bullets to prepare for the fight coming. This will ensure that you are able to get the first few shots on your competition, further increasing your chances of coming out on top.
Another incredible use of Mirage’s Pysche Out, is the ability to sniff out enemies. Instead of sending your decoy around the corner, knowing that someone is there. Why not send your decoy around the corner to SEE if someone’s there? What’s the worst that is going to happen? They’re going to shoot at your decoy, and give away that they’re in a position to shoot at you? Great! This is exactly what you want. There’s quite literally no con to it other than you potentially giving away your positioning to an enemy ;). Let’s be optimistic, though. We’re always going to assume that we’re the one bamboozling!
A cool tip, is that Psyche Out will actually interact with objects that you send it towards. So, if you want to fake out a revive, you can send your decoy over to the respawn beacon to fake the enemies out, and hopefully get them to move into a subpar position. You’re going to notice very often, though, that Psyche Out works very well in confusing the competition. It doesn’t matter who you are, are how good your aim is, you’re going to get bamboozled by Mirage at one point or another.
At the end of the day, there’s a wide variety of uses for this ability. Pick Mirage next time you’re playing, and check him out. He’s a truly unique Legend, and I think you’re going to have quite a good time playing him.
How To Use Mirage’s Ultimate Ability Vanishing Act
Mirage’s Vanishing Act is a pretty mediocre average ultimate ability, in my opinion. It can be used a few different ways, but it feels almost as if Mirage is too laser-focused on being exactly that, a Mirage. I feel like he could use a bit of diversity in his abilities that could add more depth to his kit. Regardless, Vanishing Act will deploy several decoys that, on activation, will sort of just stand there. It’s pretty disappointing. The best part of the ultimate, is the invisibility that it gives you. As mentioned in his passive bit, it’s sort of like a blinking white hologram outline of your character. That said, enemies can still see you so you’re not totally invisible. Generally speaking, though, in the chaos of a fight, it’s going to be incredibly hard to spot so it is still pretty darn useful.
The ability seems to be best used prior to an engagement, as you’re running in to engage. Any time you can use one of your abilities to confuse a player, you’re giving yourself an advantage. In conjunction with his Psyche Out ability, there is some serious confusion occuring. The good thing about the decoys, is that they provide hit markers. So, the player has quite literally no idea if they’re hitting a real player, or not. And, as mentioned, with the amount of pure chaos, there’s very little time to really be staring at your screen for a white outline of Mirage.
I would admit, though, that I’d expect most people to use it defensively to escape and reset a fight. We try to offer the best uses of each ability, which is why I rank the more offensive approach to this ability higher. Being more offensive in this game just tends to work out better the majority of the time. However, if you do need to reset a fight, you need to reset a fight. Make sure you’re using your decoy when needed because it only enhances Mirage’s ultimate as a whole.
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Mirage can fit in with any team, if you know where he excels. He is a master of confusion. USE that to your advantage every step of the way. Throw a Bangalore into the mix, and see the chaos ensue. Her smoke launcher is going to take confusion to mass confusion as soon as decoys are coming out of the smoke. They’re going to take the majority of the damage while you pop Vanishing Act, and flank the other side. You can’t see white outline when looking into smoke. That’s the beauty of Apex Legends. There isn’t a single Legend that is simply the best. They’re created to synergize with your teammates, and those other legends. That is why Apex Legends is only available as trio queues currently.