Just when we thought SMOK had outdone themselves with their TFV8 octa-coil cloud beast tank, they still had plenty more where that came from. I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these! Let's just hope it lives up to the SMOK name.
The TFV4 was a great tank for its era. Then they blew it out of the water with the TFV8, which has beastly clouds and great flavor. It's called the cloud beast, but don't think it doesn't produce good flavor. It's one of the best RTAs for flavor in my opinion. SMOK made major improvements from the V4 to the V8. Do you think they can do it again with the V12? We'll find out soon enough.
The TFV12 Cloud Beast King is rumored to be released this February (2017). The exact date is unknown. The date is not listed on SMOK's website so everything else you read online is a guess or maybe someone has an inside connection. If it doesn't come straight from the horse's mouth, take that into consideration before taking the information as fact.
- Tank capacity: 6mL
- Height: 70mm
- Diameter: 28mm
- Base diameter: 25mm
- Material: stainless steel & glass
- Weight: 90.5g
- Max coils: 12
- Insane amount of vapor: √
The TFV12 is big. I mean really big. It's not called the Cloud Beast King for nothing. It is a whopping 28mm diameter beast of a tank! If you like to build your own coils, a wide tank like the TFV12 (RBA edition) would be great for you. If you do decide to get this tank, you can't just build your own coils. Not using the V12-T12 coil head would be an unforgivable crime!
This tank is great for building your own coils, but also comes with some amazing prebuilt coil heads that you must try.
The Cloud Beast King is built out of high-quality stainless steel and food-grade glass. It's explosion proof and high temperature resistant. You can vape on this thing at insane temperatures and wattages and it'll be just fine. In fact, the max wattage it can handle is 350 watts! The innovation with this tank is unreal. That's what I appreciate the most about it.
You know there will be tons of copy cats and clones coming out. It's not hard to copy someone else's innovative product with technology nowadays. But to invent something as spectacular as the TFV12 deserves a tip of the cap.
Bigger and better is the theme of the TFV12. It holds 6mL of vape juice, perfect for hours of vaping without having to refill. This is a big tank and it's not for the mini fan group. Mini tanks have their time and place. They're great for small pockets and portability, but this isn't one of them. If you're insistent on having a micro tank, run the other direction. You might be able to fit your micro tank inside of the TFV12. Wear your grownup pants when you start rocking this tank. And hold on tight so you don't get blown away.
The rotary design allows you to easily fill the Cloud Beast King with your favorite vape juice. It's a top filling tank which is my favorite. Bottom fill tanks can be a pain, especially for beginners. Just last week my brother tried to take his eGo One Mini tank off of his mod and ended up unscrewing the tank from the base. The end result was spilling 1.8mL of a limited run e-liquid. He wasn't too happy about it, but that's why he should get a top filling tank like the TFV12. It's actually leak proof and you don't have to worry about unscrewing the wrong part and wasting your vape juice. Maybe I'll buy him one for his birthday this summer!
You have four colors to choose from when you buy the SMOK TFV12. The colors are black, gold, stainless steel, and rainbow.
What's Included In The Kit
When you purchase the TFV12 Cloud Beast King, you will receive more than just a tank. You'll also receive a replacement glass tube which is always nice to have. You'd be surprised at how many tanks don't come with replacement glass. It just boggles my mind.
You'll also get several coil heads. You get the V12-T12, which is the coil head that has 12 friggin coils. Just monstrous! But you'll also get the V12-X4 and the V12-Q4, both of which are quadruple coils. They have a resistance of 0.15Ω and the V12-T12 has a resistance of 0.12Ω. If you haven't gotten into sub ohm vaping yet, this tank might just knock your socks off.
Several different spare parts and two silicone bands to protect the glass tube also come with the kit.
TFV12 vs. TFV8
The TFV8 lives up to its name, the Cloud Beast. It has great airflow and can produce some killer clouds. It also gives off some of the best flavor you can get from a tank. Can the TFV12 exceed the high expectations from millions of excited vapers? That is yet to be seen.
It looks like it will be able to perform better than the TFV8 on paper. But plenty of tanks have awesome sounding specs but perform poorly. I'm not expecting it to be a poor performer given that SMOK is the company behind it. They make great products.
The TFV8 comes in at 25.5mm in diameter. It's a nice size tank, especially for those who don't like to go all the way down to 22mm in diameter. The TFV12 is a massive 28mm in diameter! That's quite a bit bigger than the TFV8 which gave SMOK room to elegantly fit 12 coils in it.
The air slots in the TFV8 allow you to get all the air you need to feed your cloud cravings. The TFV12 has even more airflow. It has 30% more air flow than its predecessor. The extra airflow should feed the massive amount of coils nicely.
Lastly, and most obviously, is the difference in the amount of coils. While the Cloud Beast has 8 coils, the King has 12 coils. I can't wait to give this thing a rip! Twelve coils is an insane amount of coils.
Given all of the upgrades made to the King, I expect it to perform a lot better than its predecessor, the Cloud Beast. It's hard to even fathom that it could potentially blow the TFV8 out of the water, but I'm excited to see exactly what that's like.