GeekVape Creed RTA
GeekVape are no strangers to making popular and innovative atomizers.
Their latest release, the Creed is an innovative RTA which introduces three interchangeable airflow sleeves for the build deck, each providing a different vaping experience.
The sleeves transform the creed from being a bottom airflow to a bottom and side airflow tank.
The Creed is a 25mm dual coil or single coil RTA. It comes with a 6.5ml capacity bubble glass (or 4ml with the straight glass).
It’s available in Silver, Gunmetal, Gold, Rainbow, Blue or Black.
Excellent build quality, a multitude of airflow options, decent capacity with solid performance.
It’s a big RTA and looks that way, and the airflow sleeves limit the size of coils.
The Bottom Line
The Creed RTA has quite an innovative take on airflow options with interchangeable sleeves. While I don’t necessarily think it makes a huge difference, and the best setup is just bottom airflow, it still delivers a great vape experience both in terms of flavor and clouds. However, it is a big tank and others may outperform it solely on flavor.
- 25mm Diameter
- 4.5mL Standard Juice Capacity
- 6.5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- Spacious Build Deck
- Two-Post – Single Terminal Per Post Design
- Top-Secured via Slotted Flathead Screws
- Large Terminals For Easy Coil Lead Placement
- Single or Dual Coil Configuration
- PEEK Insulator
- Three Interchangeable Internal Airflow Options
- Three External Airslots – Adjustable AFC Ring
- 18mm 810 ULTEM Widebore Drip Tip
- 510 Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
- 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- Gold-Plated 510 Connection
- Available in Silver, Gunmetal, Gold, Rainbow, Blue, Black
In the Box
- 1 x Creed RTA
- 3 x Internal Airflow Chambers
- 1 x Spare Glass Tube
- 1 x Allen Key
- 1 x 510 Drip Tip
- 1 x 810 Drip Tip
- 1 x Spare Parts Pack
- 1 x User Manual
The Creed RTA is a big tank compared to most others on the market, and it’s hard to believe it’s a 25mm atomizer.
This is mainly due to its 25mm base tapering up to 27mm, and then with the bubble glass installed it balloons out to 30mm. It creates quite a strange bulbous look, even more so than other bubble tanks. I’m not sure why GeekVape didn’t just make it a straight 27mm tank, it would’ve looked less awkward then.
The Creed RTA can hold up to 4ml juice with the straight glass installed, and 6.5ml with the bubble glass. You’ll probably need all that capacity, as this thing can go through juice quickly.
You get 3 drip tips options with the Creed the first is an 810 Ultem drip tip, which has a steel beauty ring. It’s a bit of an odd design choice, as the rest of the tank has that lovely sandblasted look, and the shiny stainless steel ring is a bit of an eyesore. The other drip tip is a 510 Delrin widebore, and there’s also a 510 adapter.
The threaded top cap has some nice chunky knurling but is actually surprisingly slim for such a tank. This makes it incredibly easy to unscrew and is assisted by some very good smooth threading.
Further down on the RTA we have a large chimney section. It has the same sandblasted finish as the rest of the tank, with the ‘Creed’ logo laser-etched on one side, which isn’t too obnoxious.
At the bottom of the RTA is the adjustable airflow ring, which is buttery smooth to turn, and contains three medium-size airflow slots. However, the airflow isn’t just determined by these slots as you also have 3 different airflow sleeves that go inside the chimney, which we will go into more detail on later.
As much as I like the sandblasted finish of the Creed, and the fact that it’s not as garish or vulgar as lots of others RTA’s on the market. I still can’t say I love the look of it.
There’s nothing specifically horrible about it. It just looks a little unwieldy and unbalanced.
I think it’s to do with the shape of the base. They have made it taper from 25mm to 27mm, and then with the bubble glass installed, it all looks a little strange.
I think most people who are going to use an RTA like this will probably use it on a 510 centered mod, or one that’s capable of housing a larger tank. So keeping it more conventional looking and a straight 27mm at the base wouldn’t have been an issue.
I can’t remember a time when have had an issue with the build quality of a GeekVape atomizer, and it’s precisely the same story here.
All the threading is super smooth, o-rings have good tolerances, the sandblasted finish has a nice feel to it, and the build deck is immaculate.
There’s also the fact GeekVape do a great job of including plenty of spares, so overall it’s strong thumbs up.
The Creed RTA is the first tank I’ve used that utilizes different sleeves or chambers to create side and bottom airflow in an RTA.
I’m not sure if that’s entirely innovative or if others have tried it in the past, but one thing is for sure, Geekvape has done an excellent job with it.
There’s nothing too special happening with the build deck itself; it’s a straight up two post deck.
The posts sit central to the deck itself, and you place your coils either side. This means your coil legs have to share the same post hole. It makes it a little fiddly to position everything, but most will be used to this style of deck.
The post screws sit on top of the posts, and you tighten down to clamp the coils. It comes with flathead screws installed although there are others in the spares. I had no issues with the quality or threading of the post screws.
It is essential when placing your coils that you position them over the bottom airflow holes, but not too close to the edge, because you need to leave room for whichever airflow sleeve you attach.
The Creed RTA comes with three different internal airflow sleeves or chambers.
They essentially enable you to change the airflow of the RTA from being just a simple bottom airflow tank to a bottom and side airflow.
The first sleeve is a solid ring, which blocks any side airflow. The second has a honeycomb or perforated effect on either side, while the third has vertical slots for the air to pass through.
When using either of the side airflow chambers, make sure you line up your coils with the airflow slots to take advantage of that side airflow. This might mean raising them a little.
Each of the chambers or sleeves have two small cutouts on either side that slot into grooves on the deck. They are easy to attach, it’s just a simple press fit, and then you can screw your deck into the main chamber.
You do need to be careful when wicking the Creed RTA.
Not because it’s a finicky tank or that it tends to flood. But just because if you have too much wick you will get it trapped under the sleeve when trying to connect it.
I found that combing my wicks out a fair amount, and only slightly tucking them down the wicking holes worked well. I never once had any flooding, and it easily kept up with wicking, even at high wattages.
Refilling couldn’t be simpler with a threaded top cap, that’s nice and easy to remove.
There are two enormous kidney-shaped fill ports, which are slightly recessed. This means you don’t have to worry about excess juice leaking or building up each time you remove the top cap.
Vaping on the Creed RTA is genuinely very pleasurable.
The first thing you notice is just how incredibly smooth the airflow is, irrelevant of which airflow cap you are using. It’s also not particularly noisy like other dual coil RTAs.
The Creed is definitely capable of chucking some hefty clouds, especially with the side airflow chambers installed.
It may take you a bit of playing around to find your sweet spot of flavor and clouds, and I guess that’s the good thing with the Creed as it gives you plenty of options.
For me, I prefer a slightly restricted flavorful DL vape. So I prefer to rock it solely bottom airflow, with the airflow ring somewhat closed off.
Another positive to mention is this RTA wicks like a champ, and I was pleasantly surprised at just how well it keeps up.
However, on the negative side, the Creed isn’t particularly great in single coil mode. GeekVape does include a plug to block out one side of the deck, but in my opinion, it really drops in performance. Which always seems to be the case with these style decks in single coil mode.
The Creed RTA is a very solid dual coil tank for flavor, but I certainly wouldn’t say it’s the best on the market.
I recently tried the Footon Reboot RTA which beats it hands down.
However, it still provides a perfect saturated and flavorful vape. One which I could still happily use all day long with no complaints.
That’s only if you have it set up as just bottom airflow. You will have to sacrifice a bit of flavor if you go with a side airflow setup.
It’s a very different design when it comes to airflow.
Having the option of both bottom and side airflow in an RTA is great.
However, if I’m completely honest, I prefer the Creed with the side airflow blocked off completely. It provides a far more saturated vape, with much more pronounced flavor.
Even fully open there’s more than enough airflow for my liking. Those that prefer an incredibly airy vape may want to venture towards using one of the side airflow sleeves, but it will undoubtedly be at the expense of a bit of flavor in my experience.
- Excellent build quality
- Good capacity (6.5/4.5ml)
- Ease of use
- Interchangeable airflow sleeves
- Smooth airflow
- Great cloud production
- Good flavor
- Decent top fill
- Not great in single coil mode
- Size of coils limited by airflow sleeves
The Creed RTA by GeekVape is an impressive RTA with excellent airflow options and solid all-around performance.
I didn’t really need the airflow sleeves to get a good vape from the Creed, but I commend Geekvape trying something different and giving vapers options.
For me, it’s the build quality, capacity, wicking and notably consistent vape experience from the Creed RTA, that make it an easy recommendation.
The build deck is a little old school, but if you are an experienced vaper or have a bit of patience, then it shouldn’t cause you any issues.
If you are in the market for a new dual coil RTA, the Creed RTA is an excellent option.