Council of Vapor Trident Mod and Vengeance Tank Review

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Trident
Trident

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!

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Council of Vapor Trident Mod & Vengeance Mini Tank Specs and Features

Trident Packaging
Trident Packaging
  • 1 Trident 60W TC Box Mod
  • 1 Mini Vengeance Tank
  • 1 Preinstalled 0.2ohm Coil
  • 1 Extra Glass Tube
  • 1 MicroUSB Charger
  • Spare O-Rings
  • 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

Trident
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.

Functions

  • Nickel TC capabilities
  • Minimum atomizer resistance of 0.1Ω
  • Τhree power modes: soft, standard and powerful
  • 5 memory settings

Performance

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.

Battery Case

Trident Separated
Trident Separated

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.

Aesthetics

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

Flavor/Vapor

Trident Vengeance Tank
Trident Vengeance Tank

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.

Capacity

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.]

Coils

Trident Vengeance Coils
Trident Vengeance Coils

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.]

Trident Vengeance Coil
Trident Vengeance Coil

Spitback Protection

Trident Vengeance Driptip
Trident Vengeance Driptip

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).

But …

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!)

Airflow/Airflow Control

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.

Verdict

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!

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Jeremy Mann
My name is Jeremy and I am a content manager and editor here at Vaping360. I reside in southeast Michigan and I have been vaping for over five years. Thanks to vaping, I've been off cigarettes since my first ecig purchase in 2010.
  • Jeremy

    I used to think it would never get better than a Crown. Now my Crown is sitting on a shelf next to the damned Dolphin. Ha! I guess they’re both beached.

    I am so late on this one, but IMO all the reviewers that spoke highly of this were absolutely correct!!

    Back to vaping.

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/qZqPWAfl.jpg[/img]

    p.s. I am OCD with engravings matching up, but I could NOT care less with this tank. It just performs so well. Knock on wood.

    • pauly

      First i gotta say that i really apriciate your reviews so much and based al mine vape purchases on your reviews, like the crown. I asked you multiple times to review the vengeance because it should be the flavor king. I believe your brother promised me that the review will come but he was sure that the crown was the best. I really doubt to buy this tank because i have enough tanks and i dont get them for free and have to ship them all to the Netherlands. Now, finally you reviewed it and i wanna ask you this: Do you think its better than the crown? Further i only have to say, keep on the great work for the vapers!

      • Jeremy

        Thank you so much for reading AND commenting. It really means a lot to us.

        But know that I am not Alex or Chris. I’ve been on the team since early June of last year), but I was not the one that reviewed the Crown. I do have a Crown though and I like this little tank more. Much more.

        The Crown may have better flavor, but its so hard to say because of how spitty the Crown can be. This tank does not spit, leak, gurgle or give me dry or burnt hits–all those things can happen sometimes (or a lot) with the Crown (though mine has never leaked unless I left the top off too long).

        The Crown obviously has the added benefit of having larger tank capacity and it’s top-fill, but for performance, I like this one more.

        • I have not tried it yet, but it sounds like I really need to. *searches-google-for-vengeance*

        • pauly

          Thankyou for your fast reaction! I have seen the tank in my own country, for a little more money, so i dont have to ship it to the netherlands. Many subohm tanks are not available in the netherlands because of the new laws around vaping.. I really worry about the future because it changed a lot in the two years that i quit smoking and start vaping. But because he have not a higher capacity then 2ml its available. Thankyou again for your review and i hope i like the tank as much as you do.

          • Clementhyme

            Hi Pauly! In case you need another opinion on the Vengeance Tank, albeit a bit late it appears; I think the Vengeance has better flavor than my Crown, plus, as Jeremy mentioned, without all the spitting and gurgling that goes along with it. I will also mention that the Vengeance coils are amazing! The first one lasted me over a month of daily use, my second only about 3 weeks and after that mostly in between….I did have an occasional dud that sputtered out in about 2 weeks, but those were rare. I have all the holy grail tanks and the Vengeance is still my favorite tank using pre-made coils.

          • Jeremy

            I don’t think there is much dispute about that tank! I love it too.

  • Clementhyme

    I think your assessment of the Vengeance is a fair one, but that you class the Trident as “cheap” or “toy-like” is unfair…you like heavy mods, admittedly so, so why would you slam a quality mod such as the Trident based on such a personally subjective aspect? I have held cheap mods and this one does not feel cheap, not even that light actually. I’m really perplexed by your criticism as to it’s quality. While I also often vape above 60 watts, I don’t find the Trident weak. I still use my Trident daily at it’s max 60watts and I am quite happy with it. I’ve dropped it repeatedly from heights up to 4ft onto ceramic tile, concrete, etc, with no lasting damage, just a few scuff marks. It’s one of my main “on the fly” vapes and I couldn’t be happier with the quality. Paired with the Vengeance tank, it rocks the vapor and flavor….plus, I think the Trident pushes the Vengeance tank particularly well, better than my RX200, R80, or my Snow Wolf at 60 watts, so the fact that they are designed to bring out the most in one another is a good point to mention. After all is said and done, for the price of the entire kit, you really can’t go wrong. It’s a great piece of kit.

    • Jeremy

      I said “I have had no issues with the build quality of the Trident by COV. Objectively speaking, it’s fine”, and then I went on to say “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 am sorry you feel I “slam[med]” it, but my take on my take is that I did not. I said “this mod performs quite well” too. And in my conclusion, I gave it one thumbs-up and one down. The thumbs-down was on aesthetic appeal and feel. That is obviously subjective.

      Either which way, thanks for your comment.

      • Clementhyme

        Yeah, I know…it just seamed to stand out more than any of the good things said about it since it was how you chose to lead into the review. I do agree with your point on the price wholeheartedly, $60 is on the high end for this type mod and $45-$50 would have been a more appropriate price out of the gate. It may have been a deal breaker for quite a few people. I guess having used this unit for so long now, I have come to appreciate how well the mod and tank work together and I think it’s generally underappreciated. Overall, you made valid points, but I still disagree with your labeling it as feeling “cheap” even if it isn’t a brick like the pioneer4u units…which btw, Chris raved over the ipv4 and I hate exactly because of it’s cheap aesthetic and build quality, lol. Anyway, I love all you guys and totally appreciate the work you guys do. I wasn’t trying to bust your balls just thought it was worth mentioning 🙂

  • Alan Hudson

    Great review, ultimately led to me buying the kit which is sublime, far better than my Innokin cortex kit but I have one small issue I wonder if you’ve experienced the same, I run 3mg liquid at 50w which is great but if I set the ramp mode to powerful I get a bad flavour like the coil is burnt out , this me being a hopeless noobie or is this just a drawback on this mod? Cheers -All

  • Patrick

    What should i buy a crown or a vengeance ?
    I already own a griffin, but when im lazy i like premade coils, so im deciding beetween this two.
    I dont mind the bottom fill or top fill, but like good flavour and vapour.

    Thanks for the answer !

  • Bill Adams

    I don’t know if I have the same version or not, but mine will top fill. Even says in the instructions it’s a top fill. Just unscrew the mouthpiece and fill’er up!

  • Kendy Louwaars

    You WILL lose the little rubber ring on the top of the drip tip (which controls the extra airflow from the little holes in said drip tip) And you will not be alble to buy a new one, or even a new driptip. Lose the rubber and you’ll have to live with it, put some custom rubber on it yourself, try to find a same size driptip, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/70983ad105cded8b7989026989c86f2c0543a7388d1c1e54e7848d535038d70f.jpg or buy a complete new vengeance tank.