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The sleek and sexy Tempest™ gets the Elite treatment popular on our Fury Elite™ model. Each Tempest Elite™ starts out as a standard Tempest™, but is painstakingly polished to a mirror finish. Then, a perfect coat of beautiful Translucent powdercoating is applied to just the right places on the body and pommel vents and suddenly the Tempest™ is a full raging storm. Available in a variety of striking colors. Add this elegantly contoured weapon to your collection today!
Posted by Taijiro on 12th Nov 2016
It reached safely.
It was worth waiting.
I can not forbid the excitement of too much beauty！
Just watching it makes me happy！
Thank you for a wonderful light saver！
Posted by Dale David on 3rd Nov 2016
I ordered two Tempest elites for a Tempest Staff on June 1st, and got them about 21 weeks later, just in time for the convention that I'm going to.
The detail and design of the saber looks so much better in person, I was definitely not disappointed. The size and shape of the hilt fits perfectly in my hand (a little small for double handed grip, but still manageable).
Suncrusher yellow is insanely bright and loud. I regret not getting the RGB upgrade, but I will definitely get it on my next purchase.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Aug 2016
This saber is a beauty. I waited nearly 32 weeks for this to arrive in the mail, but as a wise green jedi once said "Patience you must have" I could not be happier with this saber . The weight is light this also works real well with my small hands, great for one handed use or dual Will buy another one in the future from Vader Vault
Posted by Simone Di Tomaso on 29th Jul 2016
I see there are not many reviews on Tempest Elite so here's mine even if i got it second hand! It is truly awesome! I've owned Havoc and Rev-N but i like this design more. It's elegant and shiny polished. Mine has Black Accents and i find it really fitting and awesome considering the black painted handle. It's overall light and perfectly balanced. It's beautiful either with or withour blade. RGB is the most fun and crative part of it so i strongly suggest it. Don't forget it needs a 3/4" blade plug not the standard 1" one.
Posted by Mark on 13th Jul 2016
I'll save 5 stars for the Legacy. However, the Tempest Elite for about half the price is one nice piece of work. I'll give it a 4.5. I wear large sized gloves and I can two hand this saber. I've purchased from othe saber makers and they pale in comparison to Vaders Vault. Sorry, but that's my opinion. If you want a sharp saber that will make Star Wars lovers drool here it is.
Posted by Luke on 31st May 2016
The Tempest Elite is a very elegant and duel friendly saber. The RGB LED is awesome and switching colors and sound fonts is incredibly easy and fun.
Pro: Beautifully done, elegant design. Sound is fantastic. Blade is bright in any color.
Con: This saber is small (I am a tall guy and it's too small to use two hands comfortably) and is not impressive as a costuming prop. My biggest criticism is removing the sound card - it's a hard process and made me paranoid I was going to break something.
Posted by Brian on 12th Dec 2015
Remember the first time you saw a lightsaber? Remember how you imagined it would feel in your hand: just enough heft to have real authority, but light enough to move as fast as a thought . You thought it would be the perfect extension of your arm and intent.
This is that saber. It's fast, responsive, balanced, and elegant. It feels exactly like you'd expect the weapon of a warrior to feel - like something you can count on time and again, like something crafted from generations of combat experience and artisanal mastery.
Everyone who handles it is amazed at how light it is. There's not a wasted ounce anywhere on this beauty. And the weight is distributed very well. If you're looking for a saber you can wield one-handed like a fencer, this is the weapon for you.
Vader's Vault's design, craftsmanship, and attention to detail are impressive. You don't get a hilt full of spaghetti and super glue, with batteries rattling around and coming loose mid-duel. The batteries and electronics are on a carefully designed, perfectly fitted chassis that keeps everything neatly in place.
I opted for the any color RGB with the Suncrusher LED, and I am amazed at the bright, vivid colors. The TORange has just enough red to make it fierce without being overwhelmed, and the OSPP, magenta, and lime green are intense. And the Imperial Knight silver is everything I dreamed it would be - it's not just a plain white blade, it has a little blue to it that really makes it stand out. It's hard to decide which is my favorite, so I'm glad the RGB option makes the choice unnecessary.
The sound is fantastic - surprisingly loud and vivid for such a tiny speaker. One of my sound fonts has an R2 whistle when it boots, and it's actually been mistaken for a real whistle. The swings, strikes, blocks, and locks all sound crisp and vivid.
If you're thinking of buying a Tempest Elite, go ahead and pull the trigger. It's priced in the same range as the full-featured sabers from the other big sabersmiths, and you're getting a far better product for the money. You'll love it!
Posted by Anne on 27th Feb 2015
This saber is the perfect size, weight and shape for me plus 6 sound fonts and 10 colors (I bought it with RGB LED). In a duel I respond faster than other people due to the size, weight and shape that fits my small hands perfectly. I bought this without covertech button. On my Jensaarai Armor I built a friction fit holder. This saber's polished beauty gets it share of notice. I'm going as a Jensaarai Defender to Star Wars Celebration coming up. This is the saber that I'm using with that costume.
Posted by Michael Cadieux Jr on 4th Jun 2014
Yet another awesome saber from Vader's Vault! I own a Fury Elite and now the Tempest Elite. I seem to be collecting them now lol. This saber is well balanced and has a perfect grip due to the curves of the hilt. Top notch work on this one guys!