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!
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Posted by Kim Debrie on 10th Jan 2017
I order my tempest elite May 15th 2016, and got the message it was sent to me just a few days before Christmas, so full of anticipation (and hoping for a nice Christmas present), I was awaiting the delivery. Today, Jan 10th 2017, it finally arrived. The build quality is great , but it had a small damaged tip where the hilt meets the blade. It's hardly noticeable, so I won't complain about it.
The blade it very bright and really comes to life with the amazing humming sound. Regarding the sound, it was a bit too reactive on swings, but with a fully charged battery, this has become better.
Overall, it's a very nice looking blade that meets the quality expectations I heard so much about on the forums. I'm a happy Jedi!
Posted by AJ Viery on 9th Dec 2016
Just like the title says, I have been waiting 8 months since the day I ordered my Tempest Elite and I could not be happier. It is everything I ever wanted in a combat lightsaber and much more. I had no idea the hilt would be so thin and light, I can move the blade so easily because of this. The multi-color option is definitely worth having because I love changing the color of the blade day-to-day. The sound board is amazing and cannot wait to download other sounds. This is my first combat lightsaber I have ever seen or bought, and if I buy another one, it will also be from Vader's Vaunt.
Posted by greg on 30th Nov 2016
Well, i can say it was worth 7 months wait. It has really a great feeling to it.
- I think the default audio volume to 4 was too high, it was aggressive on my ears using it at first, i reduced it to 2 since then.
- I had trouble getting the micro sd card out, i could have use a video on that.
- It's not easy to select the saber options with no visual clue (like leather option i had no idea where that would be applied or i did not realize one of the options i selected would add a big thing in the middle of the saber to clip it with a belt.) Pictures of options on site would be the cherry on the cake.
Again, it's a 4 star review, a fantastic product overall, worth the price. Tough to wait that long but when you got it... You can't stop smilling :)
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!
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