Council of Vapor Trident Mod & Vengeance Mini Tank Intro
From Council of Vapor: A 60 Watt/TC Mod and a strong performing little tank. Let’s take a closer look at this kit!
Council of Vapor Trident Mod & Vengeance Mini Tank Specs and Features
- Single 18650 Battery – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 7~60W
- Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
- Temperature Control w/ Wire Detection
- Stainless Steel and Zinc Alloy Construction
- Carbon Grade Brush Finish
- Three Ramp Modes: Soft, Standard, and Power
- Multi-Slot Wattage Memory Modes (Similar to Pre-Sets)
- Mechanical Bypass Mode
- Sliding Batter Cover
- Overheat Protection
- Optional Exterior Sleeve Variation – Not Included
- Micro-USB Port
- 510 Connection
- 22mm Diameter
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- Precision Bottom Quad Airslots
- Widebore AFC Drip Tip
- Splitback Protection
- Bottom-Fill Method
- Vertical Coil Structure – 0.2ohm
- 510 Contact Pin
Notable Remarks: The Trident 60W TC by Council of Vapor
Build Quality of the Trident
I have had no issues with the build quality of the Trident by COV. Objectively speaking, it’s fine. The buttons are sorta clicky, quite responsive and with no button rattle.
But subjectively speaking, I think the mod feels almost toy-like due to its zinc alloy and plastic construction. Even when I have a battery in the mod, it just feels too light for my liking. Not flimsy, just too light.
I don’t fault the Trident mod for being what it was designed to be, it’s just that I prefer heavier, more solid mods . . . though I do typically like this ‘style’ of mod . . . but what I like in this ‘style’ of mod is generally of a different price range. So there’s that.
Ease of Use
A bit tricky here as I’ve seen this kit SOLD as a ‘starter kit’. It’s not that it’s difficult to learn, but for those just starting out with vaping, it may be too much. This is like an upper mid-level starter kit, not a ‘starter’ kit as in ‘beginner’.
Luckily, if a new vaper does decide to go with this mod, the instruction manual lays out all the pertinent aspects of the interface clearly, concisely and with little fluff. It’s straight to the point and shouldn’t leave the user guessing, but the menu structure and its set of functions is a lot like the SXMini M-Class—and that was never considered to be anything but an advanced device.
- Nickel TC capabilities
- Minimum atomizer resistance of 0.1Ω
- Τhree power modes: soft, standard and powerful
- 5 memory settings
I think this mod performs quite well! I’ll use it sometimes. Granted, it only goes up to 60 watts (seeing that it is only a single-batt mod), but in regular power mode it does what it sets out to do and it does it without hiccups. [Note: I have a sensitivity to nickel so I can’t speak on how well it works in TC].
Like the Mini Volt by Council of Vapor, the Trident has three power modes: Soft, Standard and Powerful. Soft takes longer to heat up the coils by slowly working its way up to the set power, Standard is standard, and Power hits the coils with a small percentage above the set power before leveling back down to the setting. It all works like it should.
This mod doesn’t have a battery door per se, but a battery case (or sleeve). With the push of a button, it can be removed by sliding out from the chassis to access the battery. It’s a cool design. Not exactly new, but it’s a neat feature.
Ultimately, I am not a fan of the aesthetics of this device. I do like that c-frame feel in the hand, but with that lacquered-like fingerprint-magnet finish, it’s not appealing to me (but then again, my wife says she loves it). They do sell separate battery cases and from what I’ve seen online, they have an all-black one and it looks much better than this one.
Overall, it’s not bad-looking, it’s just not my thing.
Notable Remarks: The Vengeance Tank by Council of Vapor
After a very quick break-in of the coils . . . less than 2 mL worth of liquid, the flavor impressed me. Like, really impressed me! I was not expecting this little guy to be such a strong performer. I’m currently vaping my Halo Tribeca (from their high VG line) and I could not be much happier with the flavor from this tank.
Vapor is more than enough. I don’t feel it’s lacking at all, but with the likes of the TFV4 and many other tanks out, this thing puts out what I would call ‘respectable clouds’, but nothing too crazy (or maybe I am just used to clouds now?).
I have my mod set to 84 watts . . . which means it’s not on my Trident. The Trident only goes up to 60 watts. And even with the Powerful boost mode, it’s not quite enough for me. I can see the Trident working just fine with the Vengeance at 60 watts, especially if a user had never experienced more power than what they can get from this kit.
It’s about 2 mL. It’s not a lot here folks. And you can’t completely fill the tank—there’s going to about 20% space in the tank left empty. This doesn’t bother me, but it’s worth mentioning.
If you run it at its upper range, you better keep a bottle handy because 2 mL won’t last long at ~80 watts (or even 60 watts). But, for the looks of not having a large and overly cumbersome tank on an already big mod, I am really digging the low-profile tank.
Filling the Vengeance Mini Tank
Bottom-fill. I so wish it had top-fill since, due to its size, you’re going to have to fill it often . . . but I can deal with it. It’s easy enough to take it off the mod, unscrew the base and fill. And since the tank holds so little liquid, you can fill it quickly.
[Note: I have not experienced any leaking with this tank, but then again, I hardly ever get leaking from subohm tanks.]
Not a single dry hit; not even close to one! It wicks quite well and I am, so far, impressed with COV’s vertical 0.2Ω parallel-wrapped coils. I am just huffing on this tank and it is keeping up way better than my Crown! I have not needed to change this one coil (after several days), but I can’t speak on the consistency or the ultimate longevity of the coil-heads. So far so good!
[Note: I was not shipped any Ni200 coils and for this to be a TC mod, I do worry that ‘starters’ may not know you can NOT use these coils with TC.]
Using their signature colander-like drip tip, the Vengeance Mini Tank does a damn good job at keeping spitback at bay. It’s perforated bowl-shape on the inside of the tip (at the ‘floor’ of the spitback protection) and not flat like the bottom on the outside. That means that the holes are actually a series of chutes of varying heights—taller on the outside, shorter toward the center. It works really well and because its bowl shaped, the condensation doesn’t pool, thus re-creating the problem it was mean to solve (like how the screen worked in the Vector RDA).
If you don’t like the tip of the Vengeance Mini Tank, you might be SOL. It’s a proprietary tip (although it is removable); you will not be able to use your own tip here. But, it’s a good size bore and I really like the tip (and generally I am not a fan of proprietary tips!)
It’s got a rather significant amount of airflow, but not excessively so. I’d say it’s on par with the Crown and I feel it is much, much smoother of a draw than the Crown. I think because it has four slots feeding the coils, instead of two, that it gives the draw more velocity to the airflow (as Kyle F has explained to me). The four slots feeding the final airflow will not open up more airflow, but it will change the feeling of the draw (the Crown has more turbulence to the draw). I love the way this tank feels on the draw. It’s easy, smooth and relatively quiet.
The airflow itself is closed off by turning the airflow ring clockwise. It’s not very easy to grab on to since the ring is flush with the rest of the tank but it’s not a big deal for me. The ring has no click-n-place settings, just turn it to where you want it and leave it . . . and it will NOT accidentally move on you. It’s kinda stiff.
Trident: I really like the functions and performance of the mod, but it feels a bit cheap compared to some of the other, less-expensive TC mods that are out right now. Many of them don’t quite have the versatility of features that this one does, but some do. Ultimately, I give it a thumbs-up for performance and features and a thumbs-down for overall aesthetic appeal and feel. Maybe if it was in the sub $40 range I would feel differently.
Vengeance Mini Tank: If you couldn’t already tell, I really like this tank. I REALLY like it! If you have no qualms with having a low capacity tank, I think this tank can hold its own in the sea of subohm tanks. I cannot fault a ‘mini’ version for having low capacity, after all, it’s miniaturized. So as long as that is not an issue for you, and you don’t mind the bottom-fill, I say this is a tank you should check out if you are looking for a solid performer. And remember, this tank is also sold separately!