Nemesis Mod

Nemesis Mod with Kayfun Lite

Nemesis Mod with Kayfun Lite

The original Nemesis mod can be found at VaporDNA for about $230. They are almost never in stock so you’ll have to be really patient.

You can find a clone to tide you over at FastTech that works as well as the original and looks identical. Fasttech has them for $24.63.

Today we’re going to talk about one of the sleekest mechanical mods available – the Nemesis mod. I’ve had my Nemesis for about a month now and it has quickly become one of my favorite mods. The Nemesis mod is mechanical – in other words, there are no electronics involved – its basically a battery tube. But being my first mechanical mod, the Nemesis has quickly adapted me and I actually prefer mechanical mods these days for vaping.

The Nemesis is basically a pricy, but sexy looking battery tube. There are some subtleties that make it worth the money beyond just looks and we’ll look at those in this review. Also there are clones available at a much cheaper price. This is not an ethics debate, but I will give you my 2 cents on the matter so please read on.

Nemesis Mod with Battery Tubes

The Nemesis Mod Design

The Nemesis mod is designed and made in Greece by Atmomixani. Its a beautiful, tube adjustable, mechanical mod featuring silver plated contact posts, extension tubes, an airflow controller for 510 air hole devices and a gorgeous laster etched inlay and serial number. The Nemesis mod accommodates 18350, 18490 (each with kick) and 18650 sized batteries.

Both contact pins are thumb adjustable so you can get everything snug and flush keeping the unit as stealth and small as possible. If you’re vaping straight from an 18350 battery, the Nemesis mod nearly disappears in your hand. It really is a beautiful work of art.

The Nemesis mod comes in a few different finish configurations – basically variations on polished and matte stainless steel as well as brass.

The two silver plated contact pins are designed for maximum power translation off of the battery. This mod hits like a champ.

Nemesis Mod Airflow Control

Nemesis Mod Airflow Control Ring

The Nemesis Mod and Mechanical Vaping

If you’ve never used a mechanical device, its not difficult but you need to understand that you’re vaping right off of the raw battery power. So there’s no boosting the wattage or voltage like you can do on something like the Vamo. This simply means you’ll want to be conscious of the ohm resistance of your atomizer or cartomizer. Personally I wrap my own coils to 1.0 ohms or 1.5 ohms depending on the juice and the way I want it to hit – this works out just fine for me. Some people like to use mechanical mods to sub ohm vape at much lower resistance.

If you do want more wattage or control over the power, the Nemesis mod does have room for a kick or kick 2 device. This is a little computer circuit that costs about $45 that you can set the voltage on if you want a boost. I use a kick once in a while – it fits right inside the smaller of the extension rings and works wonders with the Nemesis.

The Nemesis Mod VS Clones

The original Nemesis mod can be found at VaporDNA for about $230. They are almost never in stock so you’ll have to be really patient.

You can find a clone to tide you over at FastTech that works as well as the original and looks identical. Fasttech has them for $24.63.

So like just about everything else in the world, several companies in China are selling 1:1 spot on clones of the Nemesis. Some people feel this to be pretty controversial because they are also selling them at a fraction of the cost of the original. While this is questionable business practice I personally don’t have a problem with clones. An original Nemesis is practically impossible to find because of the limited production runs so if you want one, you’re best bet is to get a clone. If you have an ethical problem with this, then you could always buy the real thing when they come back in stock – if ever. High end mechanical mods are designed and priced as boutique collectors items. I own some, but I also own clones.

The sad truth is that the Nemesis clone that I’ve got actually hits a little stronger than the original. Not enough to be really noticeable, but that is the one feature that makes or breaks mechanical mods. Some don’t transfer the power well and the vaping experience is less than.

You are welcome to have your own ethical stance on this matter. My whole point is that you’ll find the clones easily and for this review’s sake – the quality is dead on and actually better in the power area.

Vaping the Nemesis Mod

I mentioned earlier that this was my first leap into mechanical mods. I found it was a lot less confusing than I initially thought and I actually only use mechanical mods now – mainly my Nemesis.

I’d recommend a decent tank or dripper if you’re interested. And if you think you need it you can get a Kick 2. Either way this makes a really decent rig. I personally only use mine with a Kayfun Lite during the day and a Trident RDA for dripping in the evening while working or watching TV.

The Nemesis is probably the most beautiful mechanical mod available today. With either the original or the clone – you will not be disappointed.

Nemesis Mod

Where can I find the Nemesis Mod?

The original Nemesis mod can be found at VaporDNA for about $230. They are almost never in stock so you’ll have to be really patient.

You can find a clone to tide you over at FastTech that works as well as the original and looks identical. Fasttech has them for $24.63.

If you’d like a solid variable voltage/variable wattage mod – don’t miss the iTaste VTR!


    • Vapor Mods says

      The Kayfun and Genesis are two completely different designs. Genesis tanks are essentially a tank added on to a dripping atomizer. They work fantastically, but are prone to spilling (if you tilt too far they spill). For me this makes them unusable for traveling or vaping on the go. The Kayfun is a vacuum based design so there’s no spilling whatsoever. For that reason alone – I feel like the Kayfun is a better tank.

      • mitch says

        If the engraving is deep in the mod it’s real if they’re not its a clone the way to tell if they’re deep is rub your thumb across it with a decent pressure if it feels like you’re rubbing very rough sandpaper it real if it feels very fine it’s a clone

  1. Steven says

    What batteries and charger do you recommend using with a nemesis clone and where do you typically purchase them from?

    • Vapor Mods says

      For 18650 get the Sony VTC 5. One of the best out there and not expensive. For 18450 or 18350 I’d go with the AW IMR’s. You can get these batteries just about anywhere. VaporDNA is a great place to start.

      Hope that helps!

  2. iGGY says

    I have the nemesis clone. I’m using a 18650 Sony VRC4 battery. I love the way the kick ring looks on it, but I have to take it out with the battery. Is there a way to put the kick ring on it and make it work a battery without having to install the kick? Thanks, – iGGY

    • Lucid says

      I too dig how the kick ring looks on the mod…it took me a while but I was able to adjust the bottom and top pins until it fit properly…I am running it with an 18650 and it fits just fine.

  3. GirlsWhoVapeUSA says

    I love my Stingray mod w the kayfun tank for normal use. When I’m trying new juices or a competing I use my Lotus.

  4. Aydan Jones says

    Does the kit come with the kick or do I gotta buy one separately? If so, any suggestions/ links as to where I can buy one? I bumped into a dude in Swansea earlier today and got talking to him ‘cos his mod was producing more vapour than I’d EVER seen before. It turned out to be a Nemesis and I gotta get me one now – he kindly asked if I wanted to try his and, I gotta say, it blew everything else I ever tried CLEAN out of the water!

    Much love Vapers.

    Aydan x

  5. Aydan Jones says

    Anyone got suggestions for where I could buy rechargeable batteries for this mod? Happy Vaping Vapers!

  6. Aydan Jones says

    I have an “Aspire Nautilus” tank ( non-cloned) would that be a good tank for use with the Nemesis?

    Vape on! X

  7. AmyRM says

    Thanks for the great review! I sit here eagerly awaiting my new (& 1st mech!) Nemesis clone & this got me really pumped!!!

  8. Masayea says

    This is probably the silliest question you have gotten about this mod.
    I have an original,.and there is an ongoing argument as to what the lasor etched logo is. Some say an angel, some a Reaper, some a stylized cross,
    and some say it is simply a design from someone’s imagination. Can you put an end to this mystery once and for all?


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