Mira R6 Siege operator B&W design by r6siegecenter
Mira R6 Siege operator B&W design by r6siegecenter

PROs:

  • tactic changing utility
  • Vector melts at close range
  • Access to 1.5x scope
  • loadout synergizes well with utility

CONS:

  • One speed
  • low damage per bullet 

Mira

Defensive operator

Revolutionary to defensive meta, Mira R6 Siege operator provides one-way mirrors that give great advantage to the defensive squad when placed and utilized correctly.
 
She is filling roles of:
  • Area denial
  • Intel gatherer

Organization

GEO

Availability

DLC Y2S1

Armor Rating

Heavy

Speed Rating

Slow

Biography

Working alongside her father in his mechanics store from a young age, Álvarez can find the weaker spot on any machinery and turn it into an edge. She joined the police force Cuerpo Nacional de Policía so that she could be of service to those in need of protection, and thus serve her country.

Proving to have stellar strength, endurance and knowledge of vehicles sparked her progress in the ballistic field. She joined the Grupo Especial de Operaciones (GEO) to develop and test bulletproof materials on the field as well as enhancing bridging vehicles.

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Operator guide

Detailed information on how to play Mira R6 Siege operator

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Utility

What is the utility?

In Rainbow Six Siege Mira comes equipped with two Black Mirrors one-sided mirrors that can be deployed on walls, both reinforced and not. Mira can place mirrors on either head or crouch level.
Black Mirrors allow defenders to have visuals on the other side of the mirror, therefore offering safety to Mira or her teammates as they are invisible from the opposite side.
Black mirrors are an excellent tool for area denial. They require attackers to either sacrifice utility to dispatch mirror or risk getting killed while attempting to access impacted area.
 
The release of Mira drastically changed the way many sites play in Rainbow Six Siege. Black Mirrors are a perfect example of utility implementation that changes the game in a very significant way but not overpowered. 
Why is Mira not overpowered? That’s because Black Mirrors can be countered in many ways, and when countered, provide a significant disadvantage to defenders.
 
Black Mirrors are resistant to gunfire and explosives. 

How to use utility?

Using Mira’s Black Mirrors is a broad topic. There are specific defensive setups designed completely around her windows, and players still come up with new ideas!
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Mechanically:
Mirrors can be placed by pressing the ability button to pull out the mirror. Next Mira has to get in melee range of the wall and aim at it. Holding animation will change (Mira puts a Black mirror closer to the wall) when deployment is possible. As the last step, players will have to hold the ability button until deployment is finished – 5 seconds.
 
For a start, let’s touch the topic of where you can place Mirrors and how will it impact its characteristics:
Mirrors are not deployable on walls that cannot be reinforced by defenders – often called “hard” walls.
They can be deployed on walls that are reinforce-able, whether the wall is reinforced or not. However, the status of the wall will impact how Mirror can be utilized and destroyed:
  • Reinforced wall
    Hard breachers can destroy mirrors as they are the only ones to breach through reinforcements.
    Best to be used when there’s a “soft” wall (can be shot through) next to Mirror or open space (like a doorway). 
  • Un-reinforced wall
    When placed on unreinforced wall Mirrors can be countered by the destruction of the wall they are placed on. As a result, operators like Ash and Zofia can deal with them.
    Un-reinforced walls Mirror placement is usually done on the crouch level. Thanks to crouch placement player behind Mirror can shoot from above Mirror. We can achieve such placement with a single “soft” wall without a doorway or other soft wall right next to it.
OPENING MIRRORS
Besides breaching utility destruction, Mirrors can be opened by either team by meleeing or shooting a gas canister that serves as an ejection mechanism. You can find a mechanism on the side where Mirror was deployed.
Bear such a possibility in mind as attackers can use a penetrable ceiling and floor to open your Mirror without destroying the wall it is placed on.
 
Mirrors can be placed on reinforced walls only from the side it was reinforced from! Important note to remember as teammates can prevent any valuable set up for Black mirrors.
 
PLACEMENT PRINCIPLES
Now let’s shift our focus to a few principles that players should keep in mind when deciding on Mirrors’ placements in Rainbow Six Siege.
The most effective mirrors fill the following descriptions:
  • allow to peak quickly
  • deny attackers possibility to push from an important angle
  • provide visual over a large area – can be both long or wide-angle
  • are hard to dispatch without risk
To sum up:
Set your Mirror in a way that will provide the most significant advantage to your team, hinder opposing team the most and be challenging to deal with.
PRACTICAL TIPS
Here are a few practical tips to utilize while setting up Mirrors:
  • Shoot openings in soft walls in front of Black Mirrors
    Doing so provides for additional coverage from behind the Mirror
  • Open holes in walls next to Mirror
    Such setup will help with throwing explosives to kill the enemy or deny a plant.
    It also helps with accurate shooting while peeking.
  • Shoot holes in the wall you are reinforcing and debris on the side of the Mirror
    Prevents annoying debris from obscuring the view, as well as increases width of angle visible from behind Mirror
Video shows a few examples of Mirror setups that are quite common nowadays on Border top floor defense.
DOUBLE MIRROR SETUP
Another way to use Mirrors is a double Mirror setup.
Such setup was more prevalent in early Mira days, but it can still work.
The way to set it up is to place two Mirrors next to each other and open one of them. By doing so, you create a possibility for quick peek from Mirrors, but still limiting wall opening options for opened Mirror to Hard breachers only.
However, please note that using a double Mirror setup is risky. You provide visuals by opening one of the Mirrors that can be used by attackers, as well.
 
COMMUNICATION IS KEY
Last, but not least, communicate with your teammates to figure where would they like you to put Mirrors or let them know what is your plan.
This way, teammates will not reinforce walls you intend to use for Miras and avoid reinforcing it from the wrong side!
Such information will help any operators who can synergize with your utility to know what to do.
Remember, just because you know what you plan, consider normal and a must set up, does not mean it is evident for your teammates.

Interactions

SYNERGIES

In Rainbow Six Siege Mira synergizes well with Breach denial and Anti intel operators. Kaid and Bandit are superior at destroying the attacker’s hard breach utility, while Mute can block Shock drones to prevent them from opening Black Mirrors.
 
Mira’s Black Mirrors can also aid Bandit in Bandit tricking when placed on the wall leading outside of the objective building. Thanks to such position Mirror helps Bandit with visual information, not requiring him to trick wall based on audio cues.
However, such placement of Mirror is risky as in case it gets opened, it provides a severe disadvantage to the defensive team. 
 
  • JAGER
    Jäger’s ADS is an excellent help for defenders playing behind Black Mirrors as they can prevent being naded or flashed by attackers.
  • MELUSI
    Banshee’s slowing down effect can make it easier for defenders behind Black Mirrors to shoot or C4 impacted attackers.
  • SMOKE
    Black Mirrors can be utilized well by another area denial focused defender. Yes, we are talking about Smoke. Black Mirrors provide him with visual information about attackers pushing the objective and safety for using gas canisters when needed.
  • C4
    Besides Smoke, any defender with access to C4 can benefit from visual info provided by Black Mirrors.

Counters:

Mira R6 Siege operator is not a hard counter to any specific attacker. However, she is instead a counter to objective pushes and acts as plant denial in proper circumstances.

Countered by:

  • Shock drone – Twitch
    The most direct counter to Mira’s Black Mirrors. Twitch drones can “zap” ejection. Shock drones cannot jump. Therefore, placing the deployable shield in a single doorway that is the only way leading to the mirror can prevent Shock drone from opening it.
  • X-Kairos – Hibana
    Hibana is the most adept hard breacher at opening Mira’s Black Mirrors thanks to the possibility to use a breaching device at the range. The detonation of even single X-Kairos pellets on Black Mirror will open it completely.
  • Thermite and Maverick
    Both operators can open Rainbow Six Siege Mira Window, but due to the minimal range of their gadgets are somewhat risky and limited at their countering capabilities.
 
Situationally, Soft breaching attackers are capable of getting a line of sight on ejection gas canister.
Such circumstances require a penetrable ceiling or floor at the “defender side” of the Mirror. Soft breacher can create a hole from above or below the Mirror.
The best operators for such a counter are Buck, Ash, and Zofia
However, when breaching from above any defender with access to breaching charges can be useful.
 

How to play -
Mira R6 Siege

Playstyle

ANCHOR
 
An anchor is a defender who for the majority of the round stays on an objective site to defend it or has eyesight on the objective room.
An essential aspect of anchoring is delaying attackers’ push to the objective site. Additionally, anchors should prioritize staying alive in Rainbow Six Siege.
This role usually requires less of map knowledge and involves more static playstyle – as an anchor; you will hold angles for the majority of the round.
 
3-ARMOR
As three armor operator Mira is more resistant to damage, which can play a significant role between successfully repelling an attack on-site or dying, leaving objective undefended.
One speed operators are also slower than higher speed-rated operators and make more noise on the move. This factor alone makes flanks harder to pull off and returning to the site a longer process.
She is well suited to play her Black Mirrors due to Nitro Cell and the addition of 1.5x scope to Vector.
 
ROLES ARE FLUID
Roles in Rainbow Six Siege can be fluid and are not exclusive to any operator. A three-speed operator can be used successfully as an anchor, while the 1-speed operator is capable of pulling off a flank.
However, as per their design, those operators will not excel at those roles most of the time and are better suited to fill the designated role.
 
If you want to learn more about anchoring, we recommend visiting the section dedicated to this role by clicking the below button.

Difficulty

HARD
  • Mira R6 operator requires advanced map knowledge and game experience
  • Has a vital role in defensive set up and is not a recommended operator for new players
  • In many scenarios, team coordination is necessary for optimal usage 

Loadout guide -
Mira R6 Siege

Available options

Primary weapons

Secondary weapons

Universal gadgets

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Nitro cell

The throwable explosive detonated remotely by the user. It can be pre-placed or used similarily to grenades — the best counter to Shield operators and preventing the defuser plant.

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Proximity Alarm

A deployable alarm that emits a sound when attackers are within its line of sight and range.

Loadout suggestion

Loadout choices are an individual aspect, and rarely there is a “go-to” loadout in R6 Siege.
Sight choices are purely personal and depend on the player’s playstyle, map, even objective & specific role.
Please treat the below suggestion as what it is – our preferences.
We encourage you to experiment to find your setup.

Remember, just because something works for someone else, does not mean it has to and will work for you!

Suggested loadout:

Primary weaponBarrelGripScope
Vector .45 ACPCompensatorVertical grip1.5x scope
Secondary weaponBarrelGripScope
ITA12SyN/AN/ARed dot
Gadget
Nitro cell

Why such loadout?

PRIMARY WEAPONS
Ital12L is one of the worst (if not the worst) shotgun in Rainbow Six Siege and does not synergize well with Mira’s utility.
If you would typically want to pick a shotgun for environmental destruction, then it is significantly better to choose a secondary shotgun option instead.
 
Vector is an excellent defensive gun with a very high rate of fire (1200) and low recoil. Downsides of this gun are low damage per bullet (21) and a small number of bullets in a magazine (26) especially considering high RPM.
Since Grim Sky compensator is the barrel to go with if you want to control Vector while spraying.
The vertical grip is the only available grip, so there’s no discussion here. Put it on as there’s no downside while it lowers the recoil of a gun.
 
Since Operation Shadow Legacy (Y5S3), Mira has an access to magnifying scope on Vector. She can equip 1.5x scope and we recommend doing so!
SECONDARY WEAPONS
I recommend Ital12S as the secondary weapon. You will rarely use it for kills. It will, however, serve you exceptionally well to remodel the site and prepare Mirror setup without depending on other operators’ help. I suggest leaving laser sight out for Mira as it decreases the spread of pellets, which in case of re-modeling, is negative. Less spread equals less environmental destruction, thus requiring more ammo to get the same effect.
 
UNIVERSAL GADGET
Nitro cell synergizes exceptionally well with Mira’s utility. C4 can be thrown to deny plant or access where bullets cannot reach or would be too risky. Mira can lean quickly outside of Mirror’s cover and throw C4, giving attacker little time to react and land the shot. In some cases, she might be even not visible to attackers – shotgun holes only above the head level for throwing explosives.

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