The Distractor is a special unit used in the Mobilising Armies minigame. When the distractor is used, all nearby units temporarily forget their commands and cannot be given a new command until the distractor disappears. The distractor affects the player's own units as well. The distractor costs 600 investment points. It has the appearance of skeletal dragon or wyvern made of ice.
Distractors are far from useful in the Conflict scenario, but are quite popular for use in the Hoard and Siege scenarios, since these gametypes are played at around the speed of giving commands to the player's units.
They can however be extremely useful when you are outnumbered in the Siege scenario especially, as the time delay allows you to sort yourself out. However sometimes using this will anger many players, making them quit the game and complain.