The Zesthia RTA has been around for a while, but when it comes to single-coil, bottom airflow DTL RTAs there haven’t been too many recent and interesting new releases.
First Impressions of Zesthia RTA :
The first thing I noticed was the great paint – mine is a dark blue chrome color – hard to explain and much darker than the photos I had seen of it, but it’s a really nice color.
The second thing I noticed was the height – it could have been more aesthetically pleasing if it had been shorter and with a bubble tank. From reading online it seems as if the bubble glass from the Wotofo Bravo fits the Zesthia – but that’s purely to make it better looking – the 4.5ml capacity is more than enough for an RTA like this.
It all comes apart very easily, great build quality – everything is smooth and well aligned – removing the deck and top cap are especially nice with excellent threading.
The deck is pretty standard – I like the way you can choose to coil from left to right or right to left. The only think that I would have like to have seen is a notch to center the coil and get the correct height.
One minor annoyance is that the drip-tip is the standard Asmodus O-ring drip-tip – this means that most of your 810 tip collection are unlikely to fit, of course other Asmodus drip-tips will fit.
The Build of Asmodus Zesthia RTA :
The Zesthia is nice to build on, because most of the choices result in a great vape. It’s an easy build, despite having no notch to center your coil, you just put the coil in, tighten and then adjust the position with a coiling rod.
I found myself choosing 3.5mm coils just because a 3.5mm wick was easiest to deal with. I used 3.5mm Vapefly firebolt cotton, lightly combed/fluffed, tucked gradually from the bottom and the excess fluff on top trimmed.
Both 3.0mm and 4.0mm builds will wick, but 3.5mm is what I found to be the easiest. My first build wicked perfectly (which turned out to be beginner’s luck) the next few were about a 50% success rate, no leaking, but I hadn’t thinned out the wicking enough, so it was a little dry. After those few builds, I had it worked out pretty well so now it’s perfect every single time.
My current build is a 26g+36g 3.5mm clapton at 0.37ohms pushed down really low – at 35 – 40w this gives amazing flavor and most importantly wicks perfectly.
The Vape Experience of Zesthia RTA Asmodus :
The most important thing about the Zesthia is that the vape goes from very good to awesome depending on your build – in this aspect it reminds me of the Asmodus C4 Rda – nothing seems to suck when it comes to coil choice. It’s a nice hit, very smooth and has great flavor – nice and strong while still giving you the subtle details that other atomizers ignore. This is exactly what this RTA (and Asmodus in general) seem to be about – flavor, without getting close to MTL in terms of airflow.
The airflow is smooth – my personal taste is for a little more restrictive airflow – but it suits this type of RTA perfectly.
There is a little pressure when replacing the top-cap which can cause leaks, this is easily avoided by filling the tank, screwing the top-cap on about 80%, turning the RTA upside down and turning the final 20% while the RTA is still upside down, apart from during refilling there have been zero leaks.
- An easy deck to work on
- Great machining and general build quality
- Very leak resistant for a bottom airflow RTA
- Works well at low wattages
- Excellent flavor
- Wicks best with 3.5 – 4.0mm coils only
- Compatible with O-ring drip tips only
- Can leak on refilling without correct technique
Despite being an older release, this RTA is still very much worth buying, the combination of easy deck, 4.5ml capacity and excellent flavor make this a great choice if you’re looking for a single-coil DTL RTA.