The follow-up to their wildly popular Valyrian Tank, the Valyrian II Sub-Ohm Tank is one of the most talked-about tanks out there right now. After all, Uwell is a company who made a name for themselves on the strength of their sub-ohm tanks over the years, so the hype is understandable. On the other hand, Uwell’s Crown line has always been their stand-out tank series, while the previous iteration of the Valyrian stumbled out of the gate with some significant flaws. Does this new version of the Valyrian turn things around for them? Is the Valyrian II what we had all hoped the original would be? Let’s take a look at the tank up-close and find out!
- Diameter: 29mm
- Juice Capacity: 0mL
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Coil Ratings: 14ohm UN2-2 Dual Mesh (rated for 80 – 90W), 0.32ohm UN2 Single Mesh (rated for 90 – 100W)
- Flip-Cap Top-Fill System
- Self-Cleaning Technology to Prevent Leaks
- Handcrafted Polish
- Pro-FOCS Flavor Tasting Technology
- Gold-Plated 810 Connection
- Plenty of flavor, close to Falcon
- Plenty of airflow, especially with the single coil
- No condensation or leaking whatsoever
- Super clean and convenient top-fill system
- Nice style and appearance
- Limited wattage range on its coils
- Requires high-wattage
- Coils are massive
- Slight whistling sound on the airflow
- No leaking at all
- Keeps up with high-wattage even while chain vaping
- Very smooth and quiet airflow
- Flavor is amazing
- Can swap out coils even with half a tank full of juice
- A lot of flavor
- A lot of airflow
- No leaking at all
- Incredible & massive cols
- Aesthetically pleasing
- No option to use an 810
- Too shiny – fingerprint magnet
There you have it: a pretty damn good sub-ohm tank by Uwell. While it may not steal the crown from its cousin, the Crown IV, the Valyrian II fills a different niche and it does so quite well. To break down these pros and cons and tie it all together with some final thoughts, let’s start with the cons.
Probably the biggest con for most vapers out there is going to be this tank’s high wattage requirements. While the coils aren’t rated absurdly high, it’s important to understand that Uwell has a history of underrating their coils. While the included coils allegedly max out at 100W, they can easily handle wattages up to 20 higher than their recommended rating. This means if you prefer vaping at 80W or so, you’re going to have to bump things up to really get the most out of this tank. For some vapers, this is going to be out of your comfort zone. For others, this may be fantastic.
Other minor concerns are really a bit more nitpicky. The bright, shiny, and polished finish is going to pick up your fingerprints all day. If you handle this thing too much, you’re going to want to keep a polishing rag handy so it doesn’t look a complete mess at all times. It can also get a bit whistly in a terms of airflow, depending on how far open or closed you’ve got it. Airflow noise is also affected by which coil you’re using, so keep that in mind. Finally, you aren’t going to be using an 810 drip tip on this thing. It includes a simple 510 tip with no O-ring, so you can use your own 510s, just not the 810s you may prefer.
The coils are also absolutely gigantic. This isn’t really a con, necessarily, other than that smaller coils would have freed up more room for juice inside the tank. I mean it’s also worth mentioning, just on its face, because these coils are literally the biggest I’ve ever seen. Like seriously massive.
That’s it for the cons, now on to why the reviewers are unanimously giving this guy a thumbs up. First things first: flavor is great on this tank. For most people in the sub-ohm market, this is the priority so we’ll just get that out of the way. The flavor is really, really good, even drawing favorable comparisons with the Falcon. So you get the flavor you’re looking for.
Next, the coils really hold up. As mentioned above, you can easily vape these coils 20W above their recommended wattage without any risk of burning them out. They can even handle chain vaping at these high wattages, so the bulk of these coils is well-justified – they’re solid as hell.
The top-fill system is also pretty unique and really nice to use. We’re all used to slide-to-fill and screw-off top caps, but Uwell decided to try something a little different. You press a button on the side of your tank, and the cap flips upward on a hinge. This gets the drip tip out of the way if you’re using a chunky juice bottle, and it also alleviates any concerns about this thing opening up on accident in your pocket.
Finally, this tank is seriously clean and leakproof. A lot of times, it seems like companies throw around the term “self-cleaning” or “leakproof” as a gimmick, but this time it really seems like Uwell delivered. There’s literally never any juice coming out of the airflow, nor is there any juice floating around under the top cap when you open it up. Whatever this technology is, it really works and it makes for a great vaping experience.
So, overall, the Valyrian II Sub-Ohm Tank is a really great device, but who is it for? Since it’s really quite impressive, I’d say it’s for just about everyone, with a couple notable exceptions. The first group of people who should skip this one are those who won’t vape on 510s. Pretty obvious here, but this is a 510-only setup. If you want that big, wide-open airflow, look elsewhere. This tank is also not for low-to-mid wattage vapers. The lowest rating on these coils is 80W, but, as we mentioned, Uwell’s coils are underrated. If you’re vaping this thing at 80 or 90W, you’re missing out. The Valyrian really starts to shine around 100W, so feel free to skip this if you’re not comfortable going that high with your wattage. But that’s it! For anybody else, this tank comes with a hearty recommendation.