The Innova Wraith is one of the more popular distance drivers on the market.
It is a reliable, overstable driver that can be trusted in windy conditions. The Wraith has a consistent flight path and is very forgiving from the teepad.
It is also one of the faster drivers available, making it perfect for those who want to maximize their distance.
Let’s take a closer look at the Wraith to see why everyone loves it.
Innova Wraith Distance Driver
The Wraith is a very sleek looking distance driver.
You can use if for forehand or backhand drives.
It’s been talked about being a lower speed Destroyer, which is true.
It is available in most of the plastic offerings Innova has.
Innova Wraith Disc Dimensions
Below are the dimensions of the Wraith:
- Diameter: 21.1 cm
- Height: 1.4 cm
- Rim Depth: 1.2 cm
- Rim Width: 2.1 cm
- Max Weight: 175.00 g
Innova Wraith Flight Path
The Flight ratings for the Wraith stay pretty spot on to their numbers. Here are the stats:
- Speed: 11.0
- Glide: 5.0
- Turn: -1.0
- Fade: 3.0
According to the numbers, most intermediate players can get a fuller flight out of the Wraith compared with the Destroyer.
In terms of stability, the Wraith will turn slightly before coming back and crashing on a predictable S-Curve.
Available Plastic Types
Below is the list of the available plastic for the Innova Wraith driver:
Innova Champion (170-175g) ✔️
Innova Glow Champion (165-175g) ✔️
Innova Blizzard (130-159g) ✔️
Innova DX (150-175g) ✔️
Innova DX Glow (165-175g) ✔️
Innova Gstar (165-175g) ✔️
Innova Halo Star (165-175g) ✔️
Innova StarLite (130-159g) ❌ discontinued Innova Echo Star (170-175g) ❌ discontinued
Innova Pro (165-175g) ✔️
Innova Star (165-175g) ✔️
Innova Metal Flake (165-175g) ✔️
PLASTIC TIP: Every plastic type will give you a slightly different flight path based on its stability. Generally, the more premium the plastic, the more overstable the disc.
Test this tip out yourself to find a plastic that feels nice to you. There are exceptions to all of these tips and general ‘rules’.
*I did not mention any tour series or signature series blends
What Type of Wraith Should I Throw Based on My Skill Level?
Usually at this point in the review you get the feeling that this disc is going to be the perfect disc to pick up.
But is it? How new to disc golf are you? Do you suffer from grip lock?
This disc *might not be for you.
There are some things you should consider before looking into snagging a beautiful looking Wraith.
Skill and Form have a lot to do with whether or not you’re going to achieve full fight effects with the Wraith.
However, that’s not all.
Plastic type, weight and how ‘beat in’ the disc is ALL factor into how any disc you choose will throw.
Wraith Disc Selection: Beginners
If you are new disc golfer (I define that as less than 1 year), I wouldn’t necessarily suggest a Wraith quite yet, maybe look into the Innova Beast in DX plastic.
However, if you feel like you’re ready for the higher speed drivers, you should only be throwing base plastic in the lowest weight possible:
- Innova DX
- Innova DX Glow
- Innova Pro
- Innova Blizzard*
GENERAL TIP: I say this in every review at this point in the article. I suggest getting the lowest weight possible in whatever plastic you end up choosing.
I included the Blizzard plastic blend as a beginner recommendation for three main reasons:
- Premium Plastic Blend (lasts longer)
- Lower Weight (helps newer players adjust to overstable discs)
- Blizzard Plastic floats in water better 🌊
Only choose the Blizzard plastic over DX or Pro blend IF and only IF you are going to pinky promise me that you will purchase the lowest weight you can find.
Extra bonus points if you buy it used.
Wraith Disc Selection: Intermediate Players
You most likely already bag a Wraith if throwing Innova is your thing (why wouldn’t it be?).
Ok so plastic.
If you can FULL SEND the Wraith on it’s complete flight path at max weight, I would suggest trying out one of the following plastic blends:
- Innova Gstar
- Innova Halo Star
- Innova Star
Hailing from Michigan, I will always be biased towards Gstar for several great reasons.
1.) It’s better for cold weather
2.) It is essentially Gummy (*cough grip) Star plastic
3.) It is known to be slightly less stable than Star/Halo Star plastic
FREE TIPS: Start beating in multiple Wraiths so you don’t get sad when you lose your main (it’ll happen).
Wraith Disc Selection: Advanced Players
So you like using your Champion plastic Wraith to throw directly into the headwind for maximum distance…
You should probably check out the Halo Star Wraiths.
The have the best looking stamps currently IMO and they’ll look really flashy coming down from a hyzer line.
Now back to the review 👇
Best shot selections for the Wraith
(Best Choice for: Distance Hyzer shots, Moderate Headwinds, Long Range Control)
Distance Hyzer Shots
The Wraith really excels when you need to shape a shot around trees on a hyzer line.
Its high speed combined with its natural hard fade gives you looks hard to do with other discs.
Adjusting the weight and plastic type will allow you to get the best out of the Wraith.
A benefit to having a high speed driver is wind management.
The Innova Wraith is not the highest speed driver on the market, but it has very nice wind resistance.
You can throw it into a headwind with a bit of confidence, knowing it’s not going to flip over.
Long Range Control
If your abilities really allow you to get the full flight path out of Wraith, a few more options become available for you with this disc.
The Wraith offers realistic high speed control from longer range compared to some similar speed 12 or 13 discs.
The option to use the Wraith in a tailwind with a slight anhyzer angle or with it being lower weight and worn-in will allow you to grab extra distance.
Similar Discs to the Wraith
There are a couple of discs that have similar shot selections and flight paths as the Innova Wraith.
The list below is just a quick list I compiled (not extensive):
- Innova Destroyer: More Speed
- Discraft Surge: Same Speed
- Dynamic Discs Sergeant: Less Glide, Less Turn
- Latitude 64 Grace: More Glide, Less Fade
- MVP Zenith: Less turn, Less Fade
While most of these discs have similar flights, each one has their pros and their cons when compared to each other.
*I will be writing up a future article to cover this topic.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is the Wraith available in Glow plastic?
They are harder to find since Innova hasn’t released plans to make more runs of them. eBay or the B/T/S FB Group is probably the easiest place to find the champion glows.
Is there a Innova Wraith Series Release?
Yes. In 2021, Innova released the Garrett Gurthie Halo Star Wraiths.
They are hard to find online, but they are always available on eBay.
Where can I find a rare Innova Wraith Stamp?
It gets harder and harder to find older Tour Series runs or Special Edition runs still available on most ecommerce disc shops.
Is there any Innova Wraith merch?
Yes. Recently there was a promotion for the Halo Wraith tshirts. They are still available on Disc Golf United.
Review Methodology & Why You Should Trust Us
There are a lot of different disc golf discs on the market, and it can be a real challenge to understand all the nuances about the differences between them.
Disc Golfer Rich Priebe (#69849) has been playing for over 10 years and has spent hundreds of hours researching, testing and reviewing hundreds of different disc golf discs and talking to experts in the field like Ben Calhoun of The Throw Shop.
As the writer on every article on this site (Rich), I only recommend discs and other products that I believe in and that I think will deliver value for your time, skill, and money.
My goal is to help you find the perfect disc that fits your skill and fills that hole in your bag, so that you can enjoy your rounds of disc while getting better at the game.
If you’re looking for a disc that can handle some power, headwind and form a nice hyzer line, the Innova Wraith is a disc worth checking out.
With its 5 glide, you can really stretch your distance with the Wraith.