Wraiths are a common enemy type in The Forgotten Sands.
When Malik uses the seal to release "Solomon's Army", the Sand Army and Ratash are freed. The Wraiths are the first of the army to emerge from the enchanted sands and proceed to petrify the Persian soldiers, turning them into sand. The Prince and Malik encounter the Wraiths throughout Solomon's Palace as they attempt to trap them inside before they can spread further into the kingdom.
The Wraiths strengths lies in numbers. Any given number of them can overwhelm the Prince easily. Singularly, Wraiths can be easily defeated with mere few strokes of the sword.
In the company of stronger enemies such as Summoners or Ghouls, Wraiths can distract the player with their numbers, leaving the player open to stronger attacks. Using any given ability within the Powers of the Djinn can defeat multiple enemies depending on the power level of the ability.