Mirror Entity

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Mirror Entity is a common mage spell card, from the Legacy set.

Other versions

How to get

TypeSourceQualityCount
Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Classic
Wild
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Classic
Golden Classic
Wild
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 40 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 400 Dust.pngGolden1

Notes

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  • Minions are copied in every detail, including current stats, card text, and enchantments.[1]
  • If Mirror Entity's controller is at the limit of 7 minions when an enemy minion is played, Mirror Entity will not trigger.
  • As Mirror Entity minions are not played from the hand, any Battlecries possessed by them will not be activated. However, like all secrets, Mirror Entity takes effect after any Battlecries from the triggering minion.
  • One example of the above rule can be seen when copying a minion such as  Frostwolf Warlord whose Battlecry potentially modifies its own stats. For example, if a  Frostwolf Warlord is played alongside 4 other minions, its Battlecry will result in an 8/8 Frostwolf Warlord. If Mirror Entity triggers from that minion, it will produce an 8/8 Frostwolf Warlord, but that minion's Battlecry will not activate. In this way Mirror Entity can copy the consequences of the target minion's Battlecry, but will not activate it for the copy minion. However, if the copy is returned to the player's hand and then played, the Battlecry will activate normally.
  • This can work to the mage's advantage when Mirror Entity triggers against strong units with negative Battlecry effects, such as  King Mukla,  Leeroy Jenkins, and many Demon cards, making Mirror Entity a good play early-on against warlocks, who often accept discard effects or self-damage in order to summon powerful, low-cost minions.
  • Mirror Entity can trigger and copy a minion that is only alive due to a friendly Health Aura. The copy will lack the Health Aura and immediately die.[2][3]
  • Mirror Entity only triggers if the minion is still controlled by the opponent player after the Battlecry finishes.[4] Mirror Entity will also not copy the 'pending destroy' effect of Sacred Trial (played before it), and the copy will survive.[5]


Lore

This spell doesn't seem to have a precise match in Warcraft lore. However, mages are well-known as masters of illusions, able to summon multiple fully-functioning images of themselves to assist in battle or even teaching and spell-casting, such as through the spell  Mirror Image.

Trivia

  • This card's art is a reference to Valve's Portal game series. The games feature a "portal gun" capable of opening small wormholes between two locations through which the player and other objects can pass, with one portal appearing light blue and the other orange. The two modes of the portal gun also caused it to glow the colour of the corresponding portal, similar to the mage's hands in this card's art. The mage also has a necklace and a badge on his left arm resembling the Aperture Science Weighted Storage Cube and Aperture Science logo respectively. However, the portals only move objects around, they do not mirror or duplicate them.

Gallery

Patch changes

  • Forged in the Barrens Mini-set logo wHS.pngPatch 20.4.2.86314 (2021-06-16):
    • Fixed a bug in Patch 20.4.0.84593 where  Archdruid Naralex copied by Mirror Entity would give Dream cards to your opponent instead of you.
  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch 20.0.0.77662 (2021-03-25):
    • 2021-03-30: Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
    • Now has Arcane spell school (previously: no spell school).
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch 4.2.0.12051 (2016-03-14):
    • Now reads: "Secret: After your opponent plays a minion, summon a copy of it." (previously: "Secret: When your opponent plays a minion, summon a copy of it.")
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch 1.0.0.3388 (Alpha, 2013-06-22):
    • Now reads: "Secret: When your opponent plays a minion, summon a copy of it." (previously: "Secret: When an enemy minion attacks, summon a copy of it.")
  • Hearthstone logo.png Patch 1.0.0.3140 (Alpha, April or May 2013):
    • Added.

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