Wraith was a tall box-kennel shape with slopes on top, painted black and covered with skull decals. The robot's weapon was an vertical crusher, armed with harpoons. The robot did not have a surface of its own to crush against, instead crushing against the surface of the arena. The robot lacked a self-righting mechanism.
Although Wraith was not selected for the main series of Robot Wars in Series 8, the team was invited to attend filming of the pilot episode on March 1st, giving it the opportunity to compete in front of a live audience as part of a camera test.
- "Link was plugged in and followed by flame. A lot of flame."
- — Craig Croucher
Due to its internal fire, Wraith was forced to retire ahead of its first round melee, and was eliminated from the competition.
|WRAITH - RESULTS|
|Series 8 - Pilot Episode|
Withdrew before Round 1
|Pilot Episode, Group Battle||vs. Merlin, MONTE, Reaper||Eliminated|
|NOTE: Wraith withdrew before the battle begun, after catching fire backstage|
|Series||Wraith Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Entered with Armour-Geddon|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Pilot, withdrew before Round 1|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
- Had the pilot been aired, Wraith and John Freeman's previous machine Armour-Geddon would have marked the joint-longest break from televised Robot Wars, alongside The General. John Freeman was not, however, the captain of Armour-Geddon.
- Wraith was the only robot in the reboot to withdraw from a competition and not see an immediate replacement.