The Mimic Hunt is live


The Mimic Hunt is not officially live on all servers. Watch out for those chests, they might be a mimic!


There is a an official guide available here.

Here is how it works:

During the Mimic Hunt, many chests in the game have a chance to become a mimic when someone tries to loot it. Once defeated, the chest offers Lost Motes in addition to the regular loot that would normally be in the chest. Any non-raid chest opened by a character level 3 or above can become a mimic! Even Champion chests can become mimics, and will reward Lost Motes in addition to Mysterious Remnants and regular loot. Every time a player finds a mimic chest, the chance for the next chest to be a mimic drops slightly, and every time a player doesn’t find a mimic, the chance goes up!

Another thing that I pretty cool is:

The Mimic Hunt also features a countdown for every server! Once a server has defeated a certain number of Mimics, a message will be broadcast announcing a Mimic Frenzy! During the Mimic Frenzy, every chest in the game automatically becomes a mimic for a limited time.

I am always a fan of events where you just play and don’t have to go out of your way to do anything. But what do you do with all those Lost Motes?

Turn in Lost Motes to the Mimic Hunter in the Hall of Heroes to get one of a random set of Mimic Festival cards!  Speak to the Mimic Hunter again to open a special Eldritch Device, put in two different cards, and find out what your reward is! Some cards are more common than others, and can be traded, but can not be placed into an Auction House. 

Are you afraid of those mimics? Don’t want to be bothered with it at all?

Speak to the Mimic Hunter in the Hall of Heroes and ask for Mimic Repellant! When under the influence of Mimic Repellant, no mimic will spawn when you open a chest, although other members of your party who don’t have Mimic Repellant can still open chests and have them turn into mimics. The Mimic Repellant stays active on your character until you speak to the Mimic Hunter again and ask to have the Repellant removed.

So get out there and hunt down those mimics! Good Luck!

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