CoilART Azeroth RDA Intro
CoilART has been on a bit of a roll lately — at least from this reviewer’s perspective. Recently I have had the opportunity to review their Mage Mech and Mage Box Tricker kits, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and performance of both. I had some gripes, mainly with the Mage RDA, but I am still using them in my current rotation.
Today we have a look at the Azeroth RDA, a triple threat from CoilART. I’m calling it a triple threat because the Azeroth boasts a (sort of) postless deck with triple-coil capability. According to CoilART, it can also accommodate dual and single coil builds.
The Azeroth RDA will be available in three finishes: Black, silver, gold. I found it on pre-order for $20.80US from a popular Chinese supplier.
CoilART Azeroth RDA Gallery
CoilART Azeroth RDA Specs and Features
- Azeroth RDA
- Delrin drip tip
- CoilART vape band
- Spare screws
- Spare o-rings
- User manual (card)
- Size: 24mm x 38mm (including drip tip)
- Weight: 55g
- Material: Stainless steel
- Gold-plated 510 pin
- Adjustable side airflow (9 holes)
- Peek insulator
A closer look…
I received a gold version for this review. The airflow sleeve and drip tip are gold plated, and the top cap and deck are black. The specs on the Azeroth state that the RDA is made from stainless steel, but I can’t find a bit of exposed stainless steel anywhere, everything is either black or gold-plated. It’s a nice-looking RDA and would be right at home on a black or brass tube mod. At first glance, with its air hole configuration and, especially, it’s triangular cutouts around the top cap, it reminds me of the Stumpy RDA by Elementmods. But it stops there with that comparison.
Based on the specs, I assume the massive wide-bore drip tip is solid stainless steel clad in gold. I removed the tip almost immediately to try a Goon tip — and it fit perfectly. CoilART also includes a black delrin tip that is a bit smaller than the gold tip, with a smaller bore. At first I thought it might be a 510 drip tip adapter, but the inner bore is beveled and it won’t accept a 510 tip.
The Azeroth deck is the most unusual and interesting part of the RDA. In the intro I called the deck “sort of postless”. Here’s why: The deck has six short posts with wire holes in the top. You loosen the screws on the sides of the posts to insert your coil legs from the top, very much like a postless deck. So, it has posts, just uses them differently. It’s a brilliant use of space when you are trying to fit three horizontal coils in a 24 mm RDA.
The positive posts are gold-plated and the negative posts are black. Not sure why CoilART decided to go that route, rather than just plating the entire deck in gold as with the Mage RDA — probably to make it easier to tell positive from negative.
Regardless, it’s an interesting design and a fine example of economy of space.
Finally, I measured the depth of the well. It’s 5 mm deep, which is good…remember that three thirsty coils will be drinking here.
When I first saw the Azeroth, I thought “Goon”. The Azeroth is a couple millimeters taller and, like the Goon, has three round airflow holes for each coil. The big difference is that the Azeroth has three sets of holes to feed air to three coils, versus two on the Goon. The Goon holes are larger than the those on the Azeroth (3.3 mm vs 2.6 mm) but when I open both fully and take a test draw, the airflow feels the same.
I found the sleeve to be a very snug fit on the deck, and needed to juice up the O-rings to install it, and it finally went on with a distinct “snap”.
I rolled up three clapton coils and tested the leg length of one coil in the posts of the Azeroth deck, then trimmed the legs on the coil until it aligned with the airflow holes in the sleeve. Yeah, I measured them for you: 8 mm seemed to be just right. I inserted the three coils and tightened the tiny Philips-head screws with the supplied screwdriver.
The phillips-head grub screws are too small and do not give a positive engagement with the screwdriver. When I build any of the CoilART atomizers (including the Mage) using these screws, it feels like the screw heads will only be good for a few builds before stripping. CoilART: please upgrade the screws.
Once installed and aligned, I wicked the coils with organic cotton and painted the wicks with juice. After I snapped on the RDA cap, I dripped an additional 30 or so drops from a Chubby Gorilla unicorn bottle. I wanted to see how much juice the Azeroth will hold without leaking. No leaks yet, more on that later.
Though I rarely vape much above 75 watts, I wanted enough power available to heat the triple claptons quickly, so I grabbed my Revenant Cartel 160 box. If I was feeling more industrious I might program in a custom vaping curve, but I’m feeling lazy.
The mod did its Smart Wattage thing and set the wattage to 42 watts – waaaay too low for my 0.32Ω triple clapton build, so I went directly to 80 watts (I know, you young-uns go ahead and scoff, but that’s high for me.)
Anyway, at 80 watts there is copious vapor — on par with the Goon, or a high-wattage sub-ohm tank like the TFV8 and Veco Devil, and the flavor was very good. Wide open, the three sets of airflow holes seemed to keep the build cool enough for me to vape comfortably – it’s warm, but tolerable. I ramped it up to 100 watts and the heat increased exponentially, to the point that I could only take short lung hits without coughing.
Overall, though, the Azeroth performed very well with the clapton coils, but I still want to try it with three single-wire 24 gauge kanthal coils to tame it a bit…or maybe even a single clapton.
To measure how much juice the Azeroth well would hold, I vaped until it was dry. Using a syringe, I refilled until the juice level was just below the coils, and the Azeroth took about 1.5 mL without leaking.
Next, I replaced the three claptons with a single 7-wrap spaced clapton that measured about one ohm. The Azeroth post configuration is clearly designed for three coils, and the single coil had to be positioned off center in order to wick properly. Just as I had hoped, at 50 watts it was much more pleasant for me to vape — much cooler and a bit more throat hit.
For my last test, I installed three 24 gage single-wire kanthal coils that came in at 0.31Ω. With watts set to 50, the smaller coils heated quickly and gave me a generous amount of vapor without being too hot. Finally, I found my preferred build for the Azeroth.
- Nice build quality
- Easy to build
- Tons of vapor and good flavor (largely depending on the build)
- Accepts Goon drip tips
- Large capacity well
- No leaks
- Only $21
- Tiny Phillips-head screws
- Dual/single coil not optimal
- No dual/single airflow option (subjective)
- Guzzles juice (obviously)
Bad things don’t always come in threes
If you are looking at a 24 mm RDA for big builds and big performance, the Azeroth delivers on all counts. Sure, there are other, larger RDAs that may outperform the Azeroth, but with a triple-coil build you will get better performance than most other similarly sized RDAs with dual coils.
The Azeroth is flexible enough to use with a milder build, dual coils, or even a single large coil, though it’s a bit wonky to build with less than three, and a dedicated dual- or single-coil user can find plenty of RDAs better suited to that style.
Let’s face it: the real attraction and performance of the Azeroth lies in the big treys, and CoilART aims to prove that good things can come in threes…for $21 (pre-order) the Azeroth is a huge bang for the buck and a lot of fun.