5 Similar Discs to the Innova Destroyer (with Photos)

These are the best Innova Destroyer alternatives available from the other disc golf brands like Discmania, Discraft, and MVP. Even though some of the flight numbers are slightly different, most of the discs feel similar to the Destroyer when thrown in terms of comfort and flight.

Discraft Zeus

Discraft Zeus

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Flight Ratings: 12 Speed, 5 Glide, -1 Turn, 3 Fade
Weight: 160-175g
Stability: Overstable
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

When Paul McBeth switched sponsors from Innova to Discraft, the Zeus was created to closely replicate one of the most popular drivers on the market, the Destroyer.

That’s the history of why the Zeus is known as the Discraft equivalent to the Innova Destroyer. You’ll notice that the flight ratings are the exact same, and the stability matches up as well.

The Zeus is an overstable distance driver that can be thrown with full power and is meant for intermediate players and up. It feels comfortable in your hand and can be thrown both backhand and forehand depending on the situation.

Discraft ESP Nuke

Discraft Nuke

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Flight Ratings: 13 Speed, 5 Glide, -1 Turn, 3 Fade
Weight: 160-175g
Stability: Overstable
Recommended Skill Level: Advanced

The ESP Nuke is a more difficult disc to throw than the Destroyer, and not everyone can fully handle and get the most out of a 13 speed disc. Besides the higher speed, there aren’t many differences between the two.

When you need a disc in your bag that can handle full power shots, that’s exactly what the Nuke was designed for. It’s great in windy conditions and an awesome choice for those players who are trying to throw farther and reach their maximum distance.

One thing that I’ve noticed when throwing the Nuke is that it feels like it should have a higher fade value than just a 3. This disc finishes pretty hard if you get a good rip and let it fly. There’s also a good chance it will get a big skip since it doesn’t like to land very flat, slow, or easy.

Discmania DD3

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Flight Ratings: 12 Speed, 5 Glide, -1 Turn, 3 Fade
Weight: 150-175g
Stability: Very Overstable
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Just like the other alternatives, this is one of Discmanias fastest max distance drivers that really allows for intermediate and more advanced disc golfers to get extra distance. It has more of a dome than most Destroyer molds and offers a consistent flight with a strong finish towards the target.

A lot of players have an easier time throwing a Destroyer forehand compared to other distance drivers. Most people feel the same way about the DD3 since it’s comfortable, grippy, and lets you get a consistent release and follow through.

Since the DD3 is more overstable than the Destroyer it can be easier to bomb this disc without the worry of it turning over in the middle of the flight. It also has a lot of glide which is really nice  and useful for those long par 5’s that every disc golf course has.

MVP Photon

MVP Photon

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Flight Ratings: 11 Speed, 5 Glide, -1.5 Turn, 2.5 Fade
Weight: 150-175g
Stability: Overstable
Recommended Skill Level: Advanced

Most disc golf brands have discs that fit a similar purpose, and the MVP disc that’s the closest to the Destroyer is the Photon.

If you’re replacing a Destroyer with this disc, you’ll find that it’s just as consistent and even more straight flying. The plastic mold for the Photon is overstable enough that there’s only a small amount of turn before its reliable fade.

One of the reasons I love throwing the Photon is that it’s reliable in almost any condition. The rim is thinner which makes it a great option to cut through even the toughest headwinds.

Latitude 64 Recoil

Latitude 64 Recoil

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Flight Ratings: 12 Speed, 4 Glide, 0 Turn, 3 Fade
Weight: 150-176g
Stability: Overstable
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

The Recoil has different flight numbers, but it’s just as comfortable to throw as the Destroyer and gives reliable distance and consistent fade as well.

One downside is that, unlike the Innova Destroyer, this disc has a 4 glide and usually won’t be able to reach the same maximum distance.

If you have enough arm speed to get a full flight out of your distance drivers, switching to the Recoil won’t be a problem, and you may even find your drives become more consistent.

Even though the numbers don’t indicate a huge amount of fade, it’s an overstable disc and will move a good amount at the end of the flight.