Asmodus Barrage RDA Review

Updated on: 2019-12-06

Intro

Today, I got a review a product for you. We’re talking about the Asmodus Barrage. It’s a collaboration between Asmodus and VapingWithThesis, a YouTube reviewer. This one’s a top airflow single coiler. Pretty tough to over squonk on.

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From Top to Bottom

Like the packaging, digging that triangle packaging. That’s kind of cool, different. Here is the RDA. Kind of weird. Looks like it’s got like a heatsink on top, that’s actually where you’re getting your top airflow from and I’m sure it also serves as a heatsink as well. Drip tip, goon style drip tip, you can see the o-ring inside. All your other goons should fit fine. Pop that back on. Very, very comfortable drip tip. On the bottom side of the mod, you can see, Asmodus branding and you can see, Designed by Thesis. You can also see these little notches right here. See those little protrusions right there? That’s going to be in order to lock your barrel down. I definitely like this. I have the gold plated squonking pin installed, insulator ring around it, stainless steel threading around that.

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Let’s put this thing on a stand, let me show you what we got inside here. This is interesting. Very unique design, as far as the air flow goes and I actually hope I can do it justice. Let me show you what I’m talking about here. Inside here, you see these little holes, that’s where your air flow is going to come from. But when you look at those little holes and you look at this deck, it almost looked like those holes are going to go on top of the of the post screws because they almost look about the same size right but that’s not true. What’s going to happen is, these holes, these two holes right here, that’s where you’re getting your top air flow from through this heat sink. What happens is those holes line up on the side here by this side ramp, see that little ramp right there? And what’s going to happen is your airflow is coming down. It’s going to scoot over and hit that half of your coil and then the other half of your coil from the other side. And the theory is it’s going to grab the airflow from the bottom and the flavor is going to come up through the top. Interesting, very, very interesting design as far as the airflow goes. I’m actually looking forward to vaping on it because I’ve honestly never seen an airflow like this before. Definitely unique and you know what, for all you people out there that always saying, “Oh, everything’s been invented already with RDAs.” this is unique, this is different. I kind of like that.

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You also got these little cutouts right here that will give you exact coil placement. So the way you’re going to use that is you want to take your coil and you want to line it up with those holes right there and push down and that should give you the perfect height for your build. now I’m not going to show you how to build this because this thing is rather easy. I’ll just show you right on camera here. Here is where you lay your leads in there. You got your post screws right over there. You put them in on either side and you just pop it in. It’s that simple. Nice, deep juice well. It really wasn’t needed because basically, what’s going to happen is even if you squonk that airflow is so high, there’s no way you’re going to over squonk on this. So that’s a nice design. You can see, see that little hole right there? That’s where you’re squonking from. That’s where your juice is going to come from. And there’s another one on the other side. So you’re going to fill each side of the well up with your squonk. There’s a little bit of a platform there so there is some juice that’s going to stay in the deck so your cotton will always be wet. That’s nice. And this is, of course, typical Asmodus build quality, o-ring tolerance is really nice, the deck screws are really nice. It’s just a nice looking RDA with a very unique airflow system.

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I’ve already strung this coil.

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Wicking

Let me show you how to wick it. You want to take your piece of cotton, get it a little pointy on one end, and just pull it right through, just like so. Very, very easy to wick. Now what you want to do, you want to take your cotton, you want to cut it right about there, same thing over there, right about there. Simple, simple stuff. Then take your little wick and you just kind of pop it in there. Let it lay right on that deck. Same thing on the other side, take your wick and just pop it in there, and there you go. There it is all built and wicked.

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I’m purposely leaving the wicks dry because I want to show you how it actually squonks. I’m going to put it on my Dot mod squonker. By the way, one of my all-time favorite squonkers. Love this thing, 21700 squonker. Here we go. Let me show you how the juice comes up. See how it’s coming up right there into the juice well? And you can fill that whole juice well up and because that airflow is going to be topped off, you’re not going to be able to get this thing to leak. Now let’s put the top cap on. Remember, locking barrel system and let’s remove the drip tip. Put my overhead lights on so you could see. See the coil inside? Let’s give it a squonk and look at all the juice I’m pulling through there. I’m filling this thing up and it ain’t leaking. It’s not going to leak and it’s going to recycle the juice back. We’ll give it a second and then I’m going to show you how fully saturated that coil is. Let’s take that top cap off and look at that coil. Look how soak that coil is. Really, really hard to over squonk on this. You pretty much got to be a moron to over squonk on this. It’s it’s that hard. It really is. I’ll show you again, let me press it again. Look. Look at that thing just filling up the juice well and when you got the top cap on, you can actually squonk over the coil. That’s kind of unique. I really like it a lot.

What’s in the Box

Package Contents:

  • 1x asMODus x Thesis Barrage RDA
  • 2x Allen keys
  • 2x Oni Triple Fused Clapton prebuilt coils
  • 1x Squonk compatible 510 pin
  • 1x Spare parts bag

Also included in the packaging, you get two allen keys, you get some spare o-rings, some spare deck screws, that’s my solid 510 pin. I already swapped it out for the squonking pin. And you also get these rather nice oni coils. Check that out. Triple fused Claptons, 0.2ohms each. So that’s kind of neat. Asmodus always put some nice coils in their packaging and I definitely appreciate that.

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Cons

Alright, Insiders. Let’s go over those cons and pros. We’re going to start off with cons.

I really only have one. The only con I could really think of on this thing because I’m judging it as a top airflow RDA, is it’s not adjustable. The airflow is not adjustable and that’s definitely going to bother some people. I’m sure Thesis knew that when he did it. You’re either going to like this airflow or you’re not going to like it. So that’s why it’s a con. There’s no adjustability to it.

But that’s it and I really had to struggle to find cons on this thing. Let’s move on to the pros because we got a lot to work with here.

Pros

First pros going to be the looks I love the clean, unadulterated look of this thing. There’s no branding on it, there’s no nothing. He just did a bang-up job making this thing look clean. I like it a lot.

The other thing I like about the airflow on this, what I really like is the airflow on this RDA but it kind of does double duty because as I showed you down low, it’s kind of got like that built-in heatsink so not only are you getting your top airflow, but it’s also having a cooling effect on the atomizer. And I think that’s kind of cool. I like that a lot, it’s a pro.

This one is typical Asmodus. Really nice build quality, that’s a pro.

This one, like I said in the intro of this video, it is tough to over squonk on this one because of the airflow design. You could squonk your heart away. You sloppy squonkers are going to be fine with this thing.

It’s got really good flavor. And you guys know I’m not a top airflow guy. But this actually has some pretty good flavor for top airflow. I got a marshmallow cookie in here right now. I got it on top of my Dot squonker and I just want you to hear the airflow when I vape because it’s got like a swooshie sound to it. I want you to hear this. Check it out. You hear that? Kind of neat, kind of different. I’ve never really had a single coil atomizer make that type of sound. It’s a little different, takes a little getting used to but the flavor is there. Again, it’s nowhere near a bottom airflow RDA. You guys know I say that on all my top airflow RDA reviews, but it’s got really good flavor and really smooth airflow for a top airflow RDA. I got it at 66W with a 0.3 build in it. Let’s get another vape.

Nice nice cloud production, good flavor.

I do like the air flow design. I think the airflow design is kind of ingenious. I think it’s a nice way to do top airflow. It kind of gives you a little bit of condensed flavor, that type of airflow. I know I’ve seen this type of airflow on other RDAs. I don’t know if I actually vaped one with this type of airflow but it’s a nice top airflow design. It works, it really does.

You saw it down low, easy to build, easy to wick. That’s a pro. The airflow, since it’s not adjustable, I want to talk to you a little about it about what kind of airflow it is, listen to it. It’s kind of semi restrictive, middle-of-the-road DL hit. It’s a type of airflow that I actually like. The problem is it’s not adjustable so if you don’t like that type of airflow, you’re not going to like the RDA. So I wanted to point that out to you and I wanted you to see what type of airflow it is. It’s just like a middle-of-the-road restrictiveness. That’s the best way I could describe it.

I like the fact that the chamber, because of the way they built everything up inside is very condensed, I think that adds a lot of flavor to this RDA.

And I also like the price point. I think the price point is very fair for the build quality that you get. It’s just on the 40 bucks, I’ve been seeing it for $39. We’ll have a link down below to Asmodus’ website or their wholesaler whatever it is. We’ll definitely have the link down below.

That’s it, Insiders. That’s all I got for you on the cons and pros. Let’s talk about this one a little bit.

Conclusion

You guys know, I sound like a broken record, I say it all the time. Not a top airflow guy in general. I just don’t think it produces the same amount of flavor that you get from side air flow or bottom airflow. To me, that’s a fact. I know lots of people like it because of its anti leaking properties. However, I will say this. In the last year or so, top airflow RDAs have been getting exponentially better. I’ve been enjoying more of them than not. The ones that I’ve been testing, they’ve just been getting a lot better. The designs of the air flow have been gotten a lot better. They’ve been getting more flavorful and this one is no different. This one is one of the better top airflow single coil atomizers you will find on the market right now.

Specs

Let’s get into some of the specs on the Asmodus Barrage RDA. It is 24mm in diameter, 3.5mm x 1.4mm post holes. It has coil positioning notches and a 5.3mm deep juice well.

Product Specifications:

  • 24mm diameter
  • Premium stainless steel construction
  • Large two post build deck
  • 3.5mm*1.4mm post holes
  • Gold plated hex grub screws
  • Coil seating notches milled into eliquid well rim
  • Ramps redirect incoming airflow
  • 5.3mm deep eliquid well
  • Precisely tuned top airflow design – leak resistant
  • Heat sink fins help to dissipate excess heat
  • PEEK insulator
  • Conical top cap enhances flavor
  • Includes wide bore Delrin 810 Goon-style drip tip
  • Gold plated standard and squonk-compatible 510 pins
  • 510 connection

Outro

Want to give a big shout out to Asmodus for sending this one my way.

Don’t forget, Insiders. Make sure you head on over to our Facebook group. We got a great group of people over there, very knowledgeable vapers. We’re always talking about everything vaping, including advocacy. We got some guys who are really on the ball when it comes to advocacy. I think it’s a great group that you’ll really enjoy and there’s no drama there because I don’t allow it all. So let’s not forget. Let’s not become complacent. You need to fight for your right to vape. Get out there, get on Twitter, tweet at these politicians, get in their face. Call them up, email them, let them know you vape and you vote. You have to fight for your right to vape. It’s very important. They’re looking to take it away from us.

If you enjoyed this review, check out the recent review we did of the Wotofo Sting and see what I had to say about the airflow on that RDA.

That’s it, Insiders! That’s all I got for you today. I’m going to you guys on the next one. You keep living that vape life. Deuces.

Pros
  • Great build quality
  • Easy to build and wick on deck
  • Great flavour and respectable clouds
  • Smooth airflow
  • Pretty much leak proof especially when squonking
  • Concave juice well really aids squonking
  • Competitively priced
Cons
  • Non-standard drip tip

Deals

Asmodus Barrage RDA
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Deucesjack
Deucesjack

DeucesJack is head of reviews at Vaping Insider and has become known as one of the best reviewers in the industry. He pulls no punches and always gives an honest and unbiased opinion on the products he reviews. Since the launch of our youtube channel in 2018 he has put out a review video every single day.