The Vandy Vape Berserker V2 RTA is, well, the latest installment in the Berserker line of MTL tanks. It is a 24 mm rebuildable tank that can hold up to 3 mL of juice and, from a design standpoint, bares little to no similarity to the previous entries of the line. But staying loyal to the Berserker name, it is made for the fans of MTL vaping. At least for the most part, because, as you will read further down in this preview, the V2 is the most versatile tank in the series so far.
Same as everything else in the line, the V2 is designed by Moldavian YouTuber Alex from VapersMD. Don’t be misled by the “V2”—this is in fact the fifth Berserker tank after the original Berserker, the V1.5, and their Mini editions. And that’s not counting the two RDAs that carry the Berserker name.
This is not going to be a full review, as I’ve only been using this RTA for three days. With that said, keep reading to get an idea about what to expect from the Berserker V2 RTA.
This RTA was sent to me free of charge by MyVpro.
Price: $31.99 (at MyVpro)
Colors: Matte black, SS, gunmetal, gold
The first thing I noticed when I took the Berserker V2 out of the box, is that it looks a lot like an RDTA. The reason behind that is the top half of the atomizer is comprised of a large top cap and a metallic enclosed chamber that houses the filling ports. It’s an interesting design and I really like the way it looks, but the quarter turn to remove the top cap means that it will open up every time you screw the tank on (unless you are holding the lower part of the tank while turning).
The V2 employs a series of airflow inserts that are placed directly under the coil. They kinda remind me of the inserts that came with the first Berserker RDA, but as you will see in the following section, it is a much better put-together airflow system. The IDs of the inserts are 0.8, 1.0, dual-1.0, 1.4, 1.6 and 2.0 mm. The airflow is further adjusted through the airflow ring, which features seven tiny holes.
The deck features a simple two-post design, with the posts being close to each other and having pretty large holes. As for extras, the V2 continues the Berserker tradition and ships with a lot of goodies. You get O-rings and a screwdriver, a replacement gasket for the filling ports (one with the anti-leaking flaps and one with kidney shaped holes), three drip tips that range from long to too long, an extra tank section, two sets of replacement screws, and two superfine MTL fused Clapton coils. You get all you need and then some.
I’ve already put two builds on the V2, one using the included fused Claptons and one with my go-to MTL build; slightly spaced 26-gauge Kanthal with a 2.5 ID, 5/6 wraps coming out at 0.7 ohms. Both builds have been phenomenal so far. And they were so easy to put on! The Berserker decks have always been relatively easy to work with as far as building goes, but the V2 is as straightforward as it gets. The only thing you should watch out for is the distance of your coils from the inserts while dry firing them for hotspots—especially if you’re using MTL Claptons. You don’t want to melt an insert, so it may be a good idea to remove it while dry firing.
I briefly tried all the inserts and, excluding the two tightest that range from tight to super-duper tight MTL, but for the rest, the airflow ring felt like a three-step airflow adjustment. Think of it as airy MTL, MTL, and tight MTL. Actually, the 2 mm ID insert is good for some RDL vaping with the airflow fully open, and you can get even a bit more air if you remove it altogether. It is obvious that the main means of adjusting the airflow are the inserts, but the ring allows you to fine tune your draw to a great degree. Regardless, airflow is smooth across the board, and the throat hit this thing produces is impressive. The juices I use on the Zlide felt too strong in the Berserker V2! As for flavor, it’s still early and I haven’t put it against the previous versions, but I’ve gotten great flavor out of the tobaccos I tried it with so far.
Have I noticed any negatives? Just some minor things. I didn’t love the three drip tips that came with it, the enclosed part of the tank will be a chore to clean, and I sure didn’t like the fact that the top cap opens up every time I screw the tank on my mod. Other than that, this tank offers a stellar MTL (and even RDL) experience. It is the most versatile Berserker to date, it’s very well-built, and, so far, it seems like a big step forward for the Berserker line of tanks.
Have you tried any of the previous Berserker tanks? Are you excited about the V2? Let me know in the comment section!