A furious storm often leaves a "Blackout" in its wake and no Vader's Vault Combat Class saber would be complete without it's darker half. The "Yin" to every Yang in our line up. Since black makes everything sexier, the Tempest is no exception and the pattern we've chosen for the "Blackout" model accentuates every curve and the pommel vents being colored gives the right level of contrast to the rest of the hilt.
Posted by Michael Johnston on 28th Mar 2017
From the moment I saw this saber, I knew I had to have it. I've had it for a few weeks now, and I have to say, it's absolutely a 100% improvement over any other saber I've ever held.
Spinning this beauty is much easier and more fluid than I'd expected. I don't have particularly small hands, but the Tempest fits into my hand like it was made specifically for me. The sound quality is great, and the Tempest sound font, exclusive to the Tempest line, is a great sound font.
I got the RGB option, and I've found that editing the color options is really simple. All in all, I'm glad I bought this saber, and look forward to my next purchase.
Posted by Joshua Layer on 26th Sep 2016
This saber is without a doubt amazing! I bought it fully loaded at 500 and it was well worth the money and wait. Mine was setup with the suncrusher card so I can change my colors on the fly. It was also preloaded with 3 different sound fonts. The slim body design fit my hand very well and I wear large gloves for those that are curious about the size. I am very pleased with my purchase and is excellent with the sith soundfont. If you are a collector this is a must have. If its your first purchase then join me as I did the same.
Posted by Joshua Lemish on 9th May 2016
I just finally got this the other day and WOW. Just WOW. It is just an amazing sleek/simple design. The sound flows from this thing..an amazing saber that feels comfortable and is amazing all around! Are other sabers flashier? Perhaps, but there is something to be said for this elegant design! 5 STARS!
Posted by Logan McPherson on 14th Apr 2016
When I was looking for a Lightsaber I had a lot to consider so I went with the tempest and I'm so glad I did! This saber has incredible detail and crafted very well. The sounds and lighting are exquisite!! I will for sure be buying from Vader's Vault again!
Posted by Unknown on 9th Feb 2016
this saber looks are great as is feels in your hand. it's light and thin and compact. i dont know how the fit so much into such a small hilt.
i love the way it spins in my hand. I loved it so much i ordered a second VV hilt the day this came in. other saber shops that dont focus on one offs should strive for this as their end product.
Posted by Carlos Rodriguez on 27th Dec 2014
It took me a while of looking at the available sabers before I finally jumped in and ordered, and I am very pleased that I did! The Tempest Blackout has to be the most comfortable saber hilt that have held to date! The slight choke in the middle of the hilt just feels perfect. The sound coming from this saber while using the Dark Meat font is amazing! The low rumble sound just makes it feel like the Sith blade is alive. I have already purchased the Legacy: Imperial Knight font from SaberFont and it complements the RGB coloring for the Silver mix that I was given instructions for. It has not even been a week since I received it, and I am already considering ordering another!
Posted by Nasser on 25th Dec 2014
I purchased this saber as a Christmas present for my Sith-loving wife. She absolutely loves every detail of this saber, from the sleek, curvy profile to how perfectly it fits her hand. The fluted pommel and curved emitter (with a nice, long window) are the kind of extra touches that underscore the extreme elegance of this lightsaber.
Since my wife's favorite color is purple, I went with the Vader's Vault OSPP for the blade color and wow, it is beautiful! Absolutely the perfect shade.
Much to our surprise and delight, the saber we received was among the first batch to be equipped with the upgraded Crystal Shard 2.5. The sound is crisp, clear and loud with SIX sound fonts (three pre-loaded). This upgrade is just another example of the outstanding customer service provided by Vader's Vault and a big reason why I will keep coming back.
If you're looking for a dark and elegant weapon that feels like it was made for dueling, look no further than the Tempest "Blackout".