Being able to put up fancy walls like Castle’s reinforced barricades, is all well and good, but wouldn’t it be better to see to the other side? Mira’s black mirror ability is honestly one of the more fun ones to play around with in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and in this guide I will explain why setting up your own bulletproof glass mirror is so tactically useful.
Mira operator guide
Thanks to her black mirrors, Mira is among the most defensive of operators to be introduced to Rainbow Six Siege. While the basics of playing the game are covered in our Rainbow Six: Siege guide, her ability opens up new avenues of defence for the whole team. It does need a little cooperation, but Mira’s ability can create some lethal kill zones.
Mira’s Weapon Loadouts
Mira has access to both the Vector .45 ACP submachine gun and the ITA12L pump action shotgun. The Vector has relatively low damage, but this is compensated by an insanely high 1200 rate of fire and a recently reduced recoil. The capacity is somewhat low though, so you’ll easily rinse through your ammunition if you’re not careful. The shotgun is fairly destructive on walls. Sidearms include the USP40, a standard handgun that’s okay if paired with the shotgun, and the ITA12S shotgun that deals more damage than the primary shotgun at the cost of recoil and capacity.
Her selection of gadgets include the deployable shield and the Nitro Cell. You can use the shield as an extra line of defence if needed, but it’s usually best to go with the C4 for that explosive surprise.
Mira’s ability is the Black Mirror, which cuts out a section of wall to produce a one-way mirror that’s bulletproof. It also has a gas canister which brings down the mirrored part when shot, creating a gaping hole to shoot through. Some enemies can exploit this, such as Twitch’s shock drones by shooting the canister, but it otherwise offers some great protection.
Should I pick Mira?
As an objective defender, Mira is pretty good. Her mirrors can confuse enemies enough for allies to kill them, but if you shoot small holes in the sides of the mirror, then you can get better visibility round the sides. This also couples well with the sidearm shotgun in that you can blow a small hole to the side and peek in and out of it, using the mirror as protection. She does have a fair few counter picks that could prove to be a problem however.
By providing vital cover, Mira can perhaps make other operators’ jobs all that much easier. To find out which operators may benefit the most from having a defensive lookout, head to our main Rainbow Six: Siege operators guide, which has links to each individual operator, as well as an overview on the more universally useful ones and which ones beginners should consider learning.