- Casting Time: 1 action
- Classes: Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
- Components: V S
- Duration: 1 minute
- Level: 2
- Name: Mirror Image
- Range: Self
- School: Illusion
- Target: Self
Three illusory duplicates of yourself appear in your space. Until the spell ends, the duplicates move with you and mimic your actions, shifting position so it's impossible to track which image is real. You can use your action to dismiss the illusory duplicates.
Each time a creature targets you with an attack during the spell's duration, roll a d20 to determine whether the attack instead targets one of your duplicates.
If you have three duplicates, you must roll a 6 or higher to change the attack's target to a duplicate. With two duplicates, you must roll an 8 or higher. With one duplicate, you must roll an 11 or higher.
A duplicate's AC equals 10 + your Dexterity modifier. If an attack hits a duplicate, the duplicate is destroyed. A duplicate can be destroyed only by an attack that hits it. It ignores all other damage and effects. The spell ends when all three duplicates are destroyed.
A creature is unaffected by this spell if it can't see, if it relies on senses other than sight, such as blindsight, or if it can perceive illusions as false, as with truesight.
The SendingStone review
Mirror Image is a second level spell in Dungeons and Dragons that allows the caster, who must be a sorcerer, warlock, or wizard, to create three illusory duplicates of themselves. These duplicates move with the caster, mimicking their actions and distracting attackers, making it less likely that the real caster will be hit. The duplicates can take damage, but disappear if they take a hit. The spell has a casting time of one action and a duration of one minute.
Overall, Mirror Image is a useful spell for any caster looking to protect themselves in combat. It allows them to potentially avoid damage altogether while still being able to cast spells or perform other actions. However, the spell has limitations as the duplicates can only take a single hit before they disappear, making it less effective against enemies who can deal significant damage with a single blow. Despite this, Mirror Image remains a popular spell choice among players in D&D.
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