Creates multiple images of the spellcaster.

Original D&D[edit | edit source]

Debuted in Supplement 1: Greyhawk, for the magic-user. Dragon Magazine #1 introduced this spell to the Illusionist spell list, at a lower level. Dragon Magazine #12 preserved this spell on the Illusionist list, at 1st level.

  • Spell Level 2 (magic-user) or 1 (Illusionist)
  • Duration 6 turns

Creates 1d4 images of the spellcaster that act precisely as the spellcaster does. Any attack on an image dispels it.

AD&D[edit | edit source]

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Mirror Image[edit | edit source]

Debuted in the Player's Handbook as a magic-user spell

Level: 2 School: Illusion/Phantasm
Components: V, S
Range: 0 Casting Time: 2 segments
Duration: 2 rounds/level Saving Throw: None
Area: 6' radius around caster

Up to four duplicate images of the caster come into being within the spell's area. To determine how many images appear, roll d% and add +1 per caster level (25 or less = 1 image; 26-50 = 2 images; 51-75 = 3 images; 76 or more = 4 images).These images do exactly as the caster does, and it is impossible to tell which image is the actual caster, and which is a duplicate. The images shift and blur from moment to moment, making targeting unreliable. If an image is struck by an attack, it winks out.

AD&D 2e[edit | edit source]

Mirror Image
Spell Level: 2 Rarity: Common
Schools: Illusion/Phantasm
Components: V, S
Range: Personal Casting Time: 2
Duration: 3 rds/level Saving Throw: Negates
Area: 6-ft. radius around th ecaster

This spell creates duplicate images of the caster that move as they do, making it impossible for an enemy to determine which one is the real caster. It creates 1d4 images, +1 image per three levels of the caster (maximum of 8 images), and when an image is struck, it disappears. If the caster is struck, no image disappears, but the spell remains in effect: any attacker must roll to see if they hit an image on their next attack as well.

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