Will the Innokin Scion Tank Scythe Through its Sub Ohm Competitors?
The Innokin Scion tank is the company’s first entry into the higher wattage sub ohm tank market.
The coils are a triple vertical and a single parallel vertical that have a wattage range of between 70 and 200 watts.
Looking for the latest version? Check out the Innokin Scion 2 review here.
Innokin is known for not entering the at times crazy wattage wars race so has the time spent perfecting the Scion tank been worthwhile?
Let’s take a closer look.
The Scion tank was sent to me free of charge from Innokin and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
In the Box
- 1 x Innokin Scion Sub-Ohm Tank
- 2 x Innokin Scion Kanthal BVC Atomizer Head
- 1 x Replacement Glass
- 1 x Set of O-Rings
- x1 Vape Band
You get quite a lot in the box and having x2 coils is a bonus.
There’s no instruction leaflet but you’ll find all you’ll need to know on the rear of the box.
Scion Tank Specs
- Dimensions: 2-1/8″ x 15/16″ (Including Drip Tip and Threads)
- Diameter: 24mm
- 510 Threaded
- 3.5ml e-Liquid Capacity
- Convenient Top Fill Design
- Sleek and Compact Design
- Glass Tank
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Dual Airflow Slots
- Adjustable Airflow Control Valve
- Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
- Utilizes Innokin Scion Kanthal BVC (Bottom Vertical Coil) Atomizer Heads for Variable Wattage
- Available in 0.28 and 0.5ohm Variations
Available in white – black and stainless steel.
Innokin says the Scion tank is aimed at vapers looking for a mix of ‘great flavour and superb cloud production’.
We’ve heard that many times before and we’ll take a look if that stands up later.
It’s a simple top fill 3.5ml tank – no word on if there will be a TPD friendly 2ml version so get in quick!
The tapered drip-tip is proprietary given it screws on and off for filling and I actually like that style so no worries from me.
There’s two massive bottom airflow ports and the ring can be removed for cleaning.
The coils are Scion Kanthal BVC (Bottom Vertical Coil) and there’s just two variations out out at the moment.
The kit comes with x2 0.2ohm coils capable of 100 to 200 watts.
The 0.5 ohm coils capable of between 70 and 110watts are available separately in packs of three.
The coils can be changed whilst the tank is filled though it is messy – so let’s look at a quick guide to filling and swapping out the coils.
How To Fill The Innokin Scion Tank
- Unscrew the top-cap/drip tip
- Add e-liquid through the generous juice holes
- Close top cap and you’re good to go
How To Change the Coils in the Scion Tank
- Unscrew the tank base
- Hold and unscrew the coil from the tank base
- Screw a new coil in
- Prime well
- Screw back together and stand for at least 5 minutes for the e-liquid to soak into the cotton
I mentioned it is possible to swap out the coil with some juice left in the tank.
I have done it however given the size of the coil it is messy!
Design and Build Quality
As you might expect from Innokin the build is excellent with silky smooth threads and very nice machining.
It was ultra clean too with no nasty machine oil taste – however I do advise as with all tanks you give it a good clean first.
Design wise, the Innokin Scion tank is a looker. Being quite stubby but chunky and that tapered drip-tip shrinks its profile even more.
Being a 24mm tank it looks great on small and larger mods – not looking lost on bigger ones or overpowering on the little ones if that makes sense.
I’ve got the stainless steel one stuck on my Wismec RX200s at the moment and it marries like a dream.
The black version has Innokin and Scion printed around the top in silver whilst the stainless steel version has the same but you can barely see it.
Overall it’s built and designed beautifully.
How Does the Innokin Scion Perform?
Overall it’s not a bad sub ohm tank if I’m honest, however, I do have some issues with the 0.2ohm coils particularly at higher wattage.
Let’s look at each coil individually.
Scion 0.5ohm Coil
With a range of 70 to 110 watts I began at a comfortable 85watts using a 70-30% VG-PG e-liquid.
Straight away I could see the coil was wicking extremely well.
Looking inside the tank there was a constant stream of bubbles from the juice flow holes – so much so at times it looked like a pump you’d see in an aquarium!
I opened the top cap to let air out and it still bubbled away happily.
Airflow wide open and the vape was cool and extremely smooth with barely a throat hit – flavour wise things were just OK.
Cranking it up to 95watts and oh dear – the first hint of a dry hit – yeah despite it bubbling away like a witches cauldron.
I left it to soak up for an hour and tried again – and same thing at 95 watts – the hint of a dry hit coming.
Turning it back to 85 watts and it was a decent vape but slightly lacking the hit you’d expect from a so called ‘super tank’.
Cloud production was OK but intermittent if that makes sense – one draw gave me loads the next gave me a little bit.
I vaped through the coil with x3 re-fills and then and only then did I manage to get the coil anywhere near 100watts without any nasty taste.
I reckon this coil needs a lot of ‘bedding in’ with at least 3 fills before it jumps into life – but hey that’s just my experience.
Once settled in I found 90 watts was its sweet spot – but even then it was a slightly warmer vape than I would normally enjoy.
Scion 0.2ohm Coil
Speaking of ‘slightly warm’ vapes – the 0.2ohm coil is bordering on too hot.
First fill on the 0.2 and again anywhere pushing 150watts meant the threat of a burn taste was there.
Again it was the third fill before things began to settle down – I say settle, in this case things got way way too hot.
At 150watts I was burning my lips and after just two 3 second draws the glass tank was getting really hot.
For fun and science I pushed it to 200watts and pretty much burned my mouth.
Flavour wise things were far too hot to enjoy.
I was using a fruit flavour e-liquid and rather than a sweet refreshing salad – I was tasting a hot pie filling if that makes sense.
I played around with the wattage and finally found 130 watts a palatable vape but even then it seemed way to warm.
Cloud production as you might expect at such high wattage was pretty good and consistent – but nowhere near as cloudy as any of the TFV series.
What I Like
I like the design very much – the Innokin Scion is very reminiscent of an RTA – very clean lines and for a 3.5ml tank quite a low profile.
I love the tapered drip-tip it fits well in the mouth.
Despite the high wattage and huge coils it’s steady on the e-liquid too – though maybe the fact it isn’t exactly a cloud chucking monster is a clue as to why!
I love the easy top fill and technically you can swap out the coil without draining the tank – though it can be a tad messy.
What I Don’t Like
It looks as though it’s wicking like a dream with bubbles galore – however even after 2 fills the coil just doesn’t seem to soak right through to the core.
That could have been the 70-30 e-liquid – however I did try an 50-50 on a fresh coil and got the same issue.
I’m not a high wattage vaper but do like to have a blast occasionally and sadly it was no fun pushing the Scion tank past 150watts at all – things got alarmingly hot.
Final Review Verdict
Innokin has taken their time bringing out a high wattage tank and that’s a good thing.
For me the 0.5ohm coil is a decent vape that some of you might manage to get up to 110 watts but it was far too warm for me.
As for the 0.2ohm super coil – sorry guys unless you have Teflon lips and lungs it’s far far too hot to enjoy.
It’s a real shame because I love the look of the Innokin Scion tank very much.
If you like your vapes on the warm to hot side then this is definitely a super tank you’ll enjoy.
UPDATE: Innokin has now added a rainbow coloured version and very smart it looks too:
- 3.5ml capacity
- Top fill
- Choice of coils
- Low profile
- Nice design
- Well built
- Excellent price
- Vape is hot
- Clouds just OK
- Taste slightly muted
- Coils take an age to ‘bed in’