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“That amazing feeling of defying gravity! That, my friend, is something only we feel.”
    —Ring of Heroes Relationship Description

Air is one of the main ten elements in the Skylanders series. The vast and mysterious element combines the others in a number of interesting and unusual ways.[1] Colors associated with the element are cyan, and occasionally white and azure.

History

Air surrounds us constantly. It clings to our lungs when we breathe. It is with us all the time, and yet we can neither see it nor feel it. Unless, of course, it wants us to. The skies above, around and often below, Skylands are infinite, meaning the Air Element may hold a limitless number of secrets that weren't yet aware of. This makes the Air element one of the most mysterious of them all.[2]

Abilities

Skylanders of the Air element have balanced fighting styles. Characters in the game who are associated with the element of Air use the manipulation of wind and weather to their advantage against their foes. They have a strong advantage against Skylanders who are associated with the element of Earth in the Battle Arena, but are not very strong against Fire Skylanders.

In Skylanders: Ring of Heroes, Air is weak to Fire and Magic, and strong against Life and Earth.

Air-based Skylanders also stand on a pedestal made of clouds when they are in their toy form.

In the turret challenges in Skylanders: Trap Team, Air Skylanders have the special ability Tornado, which immobilizes enemies. In Kaos Doom Challenge, they can summon a large fan which charges up an electric blast, which can be upgraded to have multiple lightning containers for shots that spread to nearby enemies.

In Skylanders: SuperChargers, Air-aligned Portal Master Powers include a damaging wind aura, an electric pulse and a temporary Speed boost.They occur in many conditions, and the name are as follows:

  • Cyclonic Shield - Air Skylanders get a damaging wind aura in an Air Zone.
  • Stormy Entrance - Air Skylanders shock enemies with an electric pulse when summoned.
  • Tempest Strike - Air Skylander attacks have a chance to shock enemies with an electric pulse.
  • Tailwind - A chance for Air Skylanders hit in an Air Zone to gain a temporary Speed boost.
  • Stormy Desperation - Air Skylanders get a damaging wind aura when their health is low.

Skylanders: Imaginators

Air Imaginators can choose from four different abilities as their secondary attack:

Air Elemental Imaginator Powers
The first two of these powers are unlocked at the start of the game, the other two are unlocked by leveling up your Imaginator.
Storm Cloud
Mastered Storm Cloud
Twisting Tornadoes
Mastered Twisting Tornadoes
Shockingly Swift Step
Mastered Shockingly Swift Step
Toucan Zap You
Mastered Toucan Zap You
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Original Power
Press Attack 2 to summon a storm cloud that chases enemies.
View Upgrade
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Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to summon a storm cloud that increases your damage output and critical hits.
View Base Power
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Original Power
Press Attack 2 to create powerful tornadoes that track down targets.
View Upgrade
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Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to create homing tornadoes. Attack again to generate wind blades from the tornadoes
View Base Power
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Unlocked at Level 3
Press Attack 2 to dash forward, pulling enemies to your starting point and shocking them.
View Upgrade
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Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to dash. Enemy suction point now takes extra lightning damage.
View Base Power
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Unlocked at Level 5
Press Attack 2 to call in two bird allies that drop lightning explosives.
View Upgrade
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Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to call in two bird allies that drop lightning explosives with increased damage.
View Base Power

The default color schemes for Air Imaginators are called Artic Breeze, Polar Chill, Storm Cloud, Aqua Marine, Glacial Frost, Jolly Green and Fresh Powder. Parts unlocked by Air Creation Crystals are from the Birdman set, including a full body, tail and a bit of armor.

Air Elemental Characters

Skylanders

Core Skylanders
Blades Icon.png Blades
Legendary Blades Icon.png Legendary Blades
Fling Kong Icon.png Fling Kong
Jet-Vac Icon.png Jet-Vac
Legendary Jet-Vac Icon.png Legendary Jet-Vac
Light Jet-Vac
Lightning Rod Icon.png Lightning Rod
Pop Thorn Icon.png Pop Thorn
Buttered Pop Thorn Icon.png Buttered Pop Thorn
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Scratch Icon.png Scratch
Sonic Boom Icon.png Sonic Boom
Warnado Icon.png Warnado
Whirlwind Icon.png Whirlwind
Elite Whirlwind Icon.png Elite Whirlwind
Polar Whirlwind Icon.png Polar Whirlwind
Giant
Swarm Icon.png Swarm
SWAP Force Movement Type
Boom Jet Icon.png Boom Jet Rocket
Free Ranger Icon.png Free Ranger
Legendary Free Ranger Icon.png Legendary Free Ranger
Spin
Trap Masters
Gusto Icon.png Gusto
Gourmet Gusto Icon.png Gourmet Gusto
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Thunderbolt Icon.png Thunderbolt
Minis
Breeze Icon.png Breeze
Pet-Vac Icon.png Pet-Vac
Power Punch Pet-Vac Icon.png Power Punch Pet-Vac
SuperChargers
Hurricane Jet-Vac Icon.png Hurricane Jet-Vac
Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac Icon.png Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac
Stormblade Icon.png Stormblade
Senseis Battle Class
Air Strike Icon.png Air Strike
Egg Bomber Air Strike Icon.png Egg Bomber Air Strike
Brawler
Bad Juju Icon.png Bad Juju
Mystical Bad Juju Icon.png Mystical Bad Juju
Swashbuckler
Wild Storm Icon.png Wild Storm Knight

Villains

Villains
Bad Juju Villain Icon.png Bad Juju
Buzzer Beak Villain Icon.png Buzzer Beak
Dreamcatcher Villain Icon.png Dreamcatcher
Krankenstein Villain Icon.png Krankenstein

Air Elemental Items

Items
Air Traps.png Air Traps
  • Breezy Bird (Toucan)
  • Cloudy Cobra (Snake)
  • Cyclone Sabre (Sword)
  • Drafty Decanter (Jughead)
  • Storm Warning (Screamer)
  • Tempest Timer (Hourglass)
Air Crystals.png Air Creation Crystals
Vehicles Terrain
Clown Cruiser symbol.png Clown Cruiser
Dark Clown Cruiser Icon.png Dark Clown Cruiser
Note: Nintendo Systems Only
Sky
Jet Stream symbol.png Jet Stream Sky
Storm Striker Icon.png Lord Stratosfear's Storm Striker Sky
Sky Slicer symbol.png Sky Slicer
Instant Sky Slicer Icon.png Instant Sky Slicer
Sky

Battlecast Spell Cards

Air Spells are as unexpected as the weather. From damage, to debuffs, to card drawing, or to swapping enemies, it has many uses and masters none.

The scrapped team spell for this element is the Tempest of Air, in which the characters combine their attacks for more damage for each Air character on the team.

Tiny Twister Arkeyan Desk Fan - Relic Shock
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Common
Swap in a random sideline enemy. Crush the active enemy for 10 damage.

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Common
Give each ally +10 power.

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Common
Shock a frontline enemy for 40 damage.


Gust Shower of Sparks Smoke Screen
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Rare
Swap in a character.

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Common
Shock each enemy for 30 damage.

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Rare
Enemy abilities, attacks and spells deal -30 damage until your next turn.


Windfall Azurite Weathervane - Relic Dust Devil
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Draw two cards.
Common

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Epic
Give each ally +20 power. Give each enemy -20 power.

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Epic
Crush an enemy character for 60 damage. Swap it in.


Atlas of Ages - Gear Lightning Strike Splintering Gale
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Ultimate
When you draw a card, if owner is active, gain a copy of that card.

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Common
Shock a frontline enemy for 110 damage.

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Ultimate
Draw two cards. Slice each frontline enemy for 10 damage for each energy those cards cost.


Thunder and Lightning Torrent of Air
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Epic
Blast each enemy for 30 damage. At the start of your next turn, shock the active enemy for 60 damage.

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Common
Blast each enemy for 20 damage for each Air character on your team.


Character Spells: See Jet-Vac, Whirlwind, Stormblade and Sonic Boom

Gallery

Trivia

  • In Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, Air-based Skylanders are one of the three elemental characters who do not build a bridge when opening their elemental gates, the others being Water and Fire. Instead, they teleport through a swirling vortex of wind.
  • Both Sonic Boom and Warnado have the Air elemental symbol on their heads.
  • Gusto's the only one who has it on his belly.
  • None of the Air Skylanders made an appearance in the trailers and commercials for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. However, Jet-Vac appears and speaks in the trailers for Skylanders: Giants, Skylanders: Swap Force and the the first trailer for Skylanders: Trap Team.
  • In Giants, the music from Stormy Stronghold plays in the Air elemental zones.
  • In Skylanders: Battlegrounds and some websites, the element is sometimes erroneously referred to as "Wind" instead of "Air", such as the Element of the Day.
  • In the 3DS version of both games, every Air Skylander can glide or hover.
  • While most Air Skylanders can fly for a limitless amount of time, only Jet-Vac and Swarm can only fly for a short period of time and then return to the ground. Lightning Rod is the only one that cannot fly as an attack, though he can still travel over water. Swarm however, can fly infinitely if he goes over water.
    • Jet-Vac is the only Air Skylander in Giants who can't go over water.
  • This element has more quadruped Skylanders than any other element.
    • Before SuperChargers, all the female Skylanders in this element were quadrupeds.
  • This element has the least variants out of the original eight elements.
  • None of the Air or Tech Villain quests are mini-games.
  • This element has more female villains (Dreamcatcher and Bad Juju) than any other element.
  • Lightning Rod is so far the only Air Skylander that does not stand on the base, instead the clouds are his lower half.
  • Oddly, most of the Imaginator color schemes are named after icy and oceanic winds, powers relating to Water, possibly refering to wind currents.
  • This and the Fire element are the only elements to have only one Eon's Elite Skylander.

References

  1. Skylanders: Elements - Air & Earth, page 40
  2. Skylanders: Elements - Air & Earth, page 8-9
Elements

Air - Dark - Earth - Fire - Kaos - Life - Light - Magic - Non-Elemental - Tech - Undead - Water

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