|“||Sand Wraiths are known to bury themselves in the sand in order to surprise their prey.||”|
The Sand Wraith is a Tidal Class dragon introduced in Dragons: Rise of Berk, and also appears in School of Dragons. There are two other subspecies next to the Sand Wraith known as the Desert Wraith, and the Sweet Wraith .
A Tidal Class expert in camouflage that buries itself in the sand. It's a good way to surprise their prey...and avoid sunburn!
Fighting a Sand Wraith is no day at the beach...not when it can throw a hardened ball of sand from a distance.
The Sand Wraith's skin looks like the sand, as it is bright sand brown. It has spikes on it's head which resembles the Night Fury's nubs and ears on it's head. The Sand Wraith also has secondary wings. It also has a unique tail design which consists of 2 arrow-like shapes pointing inwards. Similar in body and wing shape to the night fury, this dragon has more spines, along it's head and wings. The spines are thinner and longer, and all considerably sharper. It also has two large 'thumb' claws on it's wings. It's head is flatter, and ends more pointed likely to aid in burying itself. And instead of having sails at the end of their tails, there are more thick spikes. Overall the dragon is covered in brown tones, it's spines fading to a far darker almost blake shade, while it's wings sport lighter spotting.
Rarely seen, this dragon lurks beneath the sand. At the first sign of movement, it will leap out and grab whatever unlucky thing happened to walk by. Should it be food, the dragon has been known to bury it and save it for later.
Hardened Balls of Sand and Fire
Unlike other dragons, the Sand Wraith has a unique fire power. It shoots hardened balls of sand surrounded by weak fire from a distance! They also appear to be able to control the intensity of its blast. It also posesses a fairly standard fire blast attack.
Speed and Stealth
The Sand Wraith is one of the fastest fliers in the Tidal Class, they're also extremely agile and maneuverable .
This dragon is an expert in camouflage, and will bury itself in the sand. It does this to keep cool, and surprise prey from below. This allow it to completely blend in with the sand as it waits for unsuspecting prey, or as a way to avoid the intense heat from the sun.
The Sand Wraith is described as being intelligent according to School of Dragons. They can sense vibrations and disturbances in the sand, allowing them to judge the rough size and weight of what is above them.
Spending most of it's time below the sand it's vision isn't the greatest. It relies more on stealth and hiding than actual tactics in battle.
The hardest part of training this dragon, is getting it out of the sand long enough to do anything else. Whatever you do, be quick about it. You don't want to waste this dragons time, as it will literally leave you in the dust should you not prove important enough for it to spend any further time with.
Source: Dragons: Rise of Berk
Titan Sand Wraiths are reddish brown and their wings have a yellow edge with a sophisticated network of vein like patterns on it. Spikes emerge from the back of their head, their wings, their back and their tail. Also, their tail fin and second pair of wings are larger. A black band forms over their eyes.
- The Sand Wraith might be what Fishlegs was referring to when he described a dragon that "buries itself for like a week".
- The Sand Wraith's design and behavior seem partially based on those of the 模板:WP, the 模板:WP, and the 模板:WP.
- Sand Wraiths bear a strong resemblance to the Night Fury. Coincidentally, baby Sand Wraiths do not have teeth in Rise of Berk.
- Sand Wraiths and their variations are the only Tidal Class dragons in Rise of Berk that are on stone slab platforms instead of pools.
- Sand Wraith eggs bear a strong resemblance to Petoskey stones.
- The Sand Wraith's ability to hide under the sand is similar to the Monster of the Amber-Slavelands from the books. They are also similar to Sandsharks, another species from the books.