When it comes to RDA’s, I usually get new things in, try them out for a little bit, and go back to using the Magma. When I saw the Vengeance, I was skeptical. It’s originally designed and made by Paradigm Mods, the same people who made my beloved Magma. When Paradigm first announced and showed off the Vengeance, I was a little underwhelmed. I was hoping for a new version of the mage, perhaps with some of the flaws the first one had all ironed out. Instead, they show off a brand new RDA, with four posts, and a different top cap. I purchased this Vengeance clone to see if it can hold a candle to its predecessor.
The store I purchased it from shipped it super fast, and arrived undamaged and safe. This particular clone is from “CloudJoy” as the manufacturer. It’s constructed from stainless steel, with what looks like a silver plated positive contact pin in the bottom. It has two different top caps, one that is made of Delrin and has a built in wide mouth drip tip, and one made of stainless steel that you can use any drip tip in.
When taking this clone apart, I noticed the threads are pretty bad. They’ve gotten a little better over time as I’ve used them more, but originally had plenty of burrs. It doesn’t bother me too much that the threads aren’t perfect, as you don’t have to screw or unscrew anything too much, other than the very top part of the cap. Otherwise the build quality is decent for the price.
Building in this is a breeze. They first build i threw in is the normal build I put in my Magma (about 0.6 ohm dual micro coils with 28 gauge Kanthal). The Vengeance already wins over the magma in terms of ease of build. With 4 posts, you no longer have to try to trap dual coils in the same post holes, and can easily adjust either coil individually to your liking. Wicking is also super quick, as you can pretty much just tuck the cotton back behind the posts and go, whereas the Magma I had to fiddle with the get the tails of the wick tucked down into the channels just right.
Paradigm originally said “no more leaks” when they unveiled the Vengeance RDA. The Magma did have a tendency to leak a little bit, and they said the Vengeance wouldn’t be plagued with the same problem. I can agree that the Vengeance RDA is more leak proof than the Magma and some other RDA’s, but it’s in no way immune to leaking. It does a very good job though, as the only times I could get it to leak is by laying it on its side, or to over drip/overfill the RDA with E -liquid.
I used to think is didn’t get any better when it came to flavor on the Magma. There were other RDA’s that had great flavor, but I liked how much liquid I could get in the Magma, and how easy it was to use. The Vengeance has seriously improved on almost everything the Magma had going for it. I think the flavor of the Vengeance has the Magma beat. The ONLY place where the Vengeance seems to come up short, is that it doesn’t hold quite as much E-liquid as the Magma does.
Overall, If you’re a fan of the Magma, the Vengeance should be the next RDA you order. I’ve been faithful to my Magmas for months now, using them every single day, and not putting them down for any other RDA for an extended period of time. Since I received my Vengeance clone, I haven’t put it down, and have used it every single day. The way I see it, is it has totally replaced my Magma as my daily go-to RDA.
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