I’ve got my hands on the Digiflavor Pharaoh RTA, a successor to Pharaoh Dripper Tank, to which I’ll just refer as Pharaoh RDA further.
The Pharaoh RTA was designed by Digiflavor in collaboration with Rip Trippers.
What’s In The Box
- Digiflavor Pharaoh RTA
- Spare glass
- Spare top ring, without airflow
- Spare O-rings and screws
- 56mm tall
- 25mm diameter base
- 27mm diameter glass part
- Stainless steel body
- Top and bottom airflow
Design & Build Quality
First thing you notice about the tank is its size. It’s not so much of a length, it’s how thick it is in the middle.
Is it a Pharaoh RTA in your pocket, or are you excited to see me?
On the bottom, it’s exactly the same as the Pharaoh RDA, but in the tank section it’s 2mm wider overall.
They achieved quite nice capacity with the build deck being slightly smaller this time as well as the added width.
The tank could easily be made TPD-compliant, with the top ring and the extra juice compartment removed.
All in all, the Pharaoh RTA is the same width on the bottom, which surely is a conscious decision, as 27mm tank would overhang on most devices.
The Pharaoh RTA is extremely well-built, even comparing it to the Pharaoh RDA.
All threads are smooth as butter, especially the top cap.
Being a clumsy person, I’ve already dropped the tank, and there isn’t a single scratch and the glass is intact.
Both airflow adjustment rings have a stopper, which I do appreciate, makes it very easy to unscrew individual parts of the tank.
How Does The Digiflavor Pharaoh RTA Perform?
Let’s talk about the airflow. If you own the Pharaoh RDA, you know that massive clouds and a warmer vape are mostly out of the question, due to the restricted airflow.
And given, that’s not the purpose of the Pharaoh RDA.
Well now things have changed a little bit, the bottom now has airflow holes on two sides that work quite well, and while it’s not very airy, it’s definitely an improvement from the Pharaoh RDA.
If you want some extra, you can open the top airflow, which makes it close to the SMOK TFV8 2/3 open. So if you miss the bigger clouds, you have the option to run it wide open, albeit with flavour diminishing massively.
It allows you to run it at much higher power and get slightly cooler vapour, while completely defeating the main reason you got the Pharaoh RTA in the first place – its rich and intense flavour.
As mentioned already, the build deck of the Digiflavor Pharaoh RTA is narrower than the one on the RDA, which still allowed me to put a wide alien coil in there with no problem.
The Pharaoh RDA deck was almost too wide, leaving coil legs unnecessary long. And Digiflavor promised us changeable decks in the future, which would be a curious addition.
While the current arrangement works extremely well for a wide single coil, it’s not ideal for two coils, especially being slightly smaller in this iteration. I would love to try out a velocity style deck inside the Pharaoh.
- Flavour, flavour, flavour. It’s intense, it’s in your face.
- Airflow improved over the Pharaoh RDA
- Decent tank capacity
- Amazing fill holes
- Top airflow can be thrown away, if not for the pattern on it. That’s not really a con for something that is completely optional to your experience, but why include it if it’s so obviously bad.
Final Review Verdict
I love this tank even more than I loved the Pharaoh RDA. I can finally throw the TFV8 in the drawer.
Yes you won’t get huge clouds from the Pharaoh, but the amount of vapour produced is still beyond decent, while the flavour is a massive improvement.
Top airflow, as I mentioned is a huge disappointment, I like it just open, to cool down the vapour a little bit more.
All in all, the flavour is just different from my drippers. Most of my atomisers give me a crisper flavour, but the undertones open up with the Pharaoh.
Such as vanilla flavours, that I usually put quite a bit in my DIY liquids to even notice, hit me like a brick wall with Pharaoh RTA.
Finally, would I replace this tank if I ever lost it? Absolutely. No need to say anything else. I am even thinking of just getting a second one, for my own convenience.