An Apex Legends player has devised what they think is the “perfect” Mirage buff for Season 4, giving the Holographic Trickster more of a fighting chance against the top legends.
The Apex Legends meta has changed considerably since its launch over a year ago. With Respawn constantly tweaking Legends throughout the course of the past four seasons, plenty of players have changed who they run as their main.
After receiving a significant buff in Season 2, Mirage has (for the most part) gone untouched by Respawn. On paper, the Holographic Trickster is an ideal all-rounder, but a big hitbox and limited ability set has ultimately rendered him a mid-to-bottom tier character.
Despite Mirage’s flaws, he still has a faithful player base. One of his loyal mains is Redditor ‘MittnXBL’ who has gone one step further than simply venting their frustrations, and have developed a fully-fledged list of implementable changes.
MittnXBL has proposed a number of changes that, per their post, would package as “the perfect Mirage buff.”
As opposed to simply adjusting Mirage’s current ability set, the Mirage main added both a Tactical and Passive ability while tweaking the ‘Vanishing Act’ Ultimate.
The player has suggested that Respawn should add an additional decoy to the ‘Psyche Out’ Tactical before requiring a cooldown.
Moreover, for every enemy bamboozled by the Mirage’s decoy, a player would be granted a 15% reduction in cooldown time. The Mirage main also requested a 25-second cloak increase to their passive – which currently stands as five seconds – and a fellow player immediately questioned this in their comment, stating “that almost seems excessive.”
In terms of the changes to their Ultimate, a cloak of invisibility could be added, which would allow players to shoot and heal while using it — the caveat to this being that if a player does deploy it, the camo fades the more a player carries out an action.
While the above list of buffs to Mirage’s current ability set may seem a little unorthodox, Mirage may finally be able to compete with the likes of Gibraltar.
Gibby is the perfect example of someone who plays like a whole new Legend these days, when you compare him to the clunky, underpowered character that entered the Apex Games in Season 0. Perhaps Mirage could be next in-line for a series of buffs?