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Diablo - Wrath Information
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Diablo
55 Howard Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: tech@paintballsolutions.com
Website: http://keeactionsports.com/index.jsp
Wrath
 Manual: Download the manual for Diablo Download
 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $300.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
 Reviews: 27
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Diablo Wrath I bought this gun less than a month after it first came out, which was before the Ion came onto the scene. The regulator is very consistant, +/- 3 on most days once broken in and the feedneck has...
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pbhoowah
The Shank
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Illinois
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Price, simplicity, reliability
Cons: Odd grip configuration, eye logic
I bought this gun less than a month after it first came out, which was before the Ion came onto the scene. The regulator is very consistant, +/- 3 on most days once broken in and the feedneck has never failed me. I dropped my gun with hopper on today and that didn't even turn the hopper. I have played with it in 6 or so tournaments and have only had one problem.
I blew an lpr hose once because I turned the LPR up too high. I was able to fix it myself for just the price of the hose. The only other thing that isn't good about this gun is the eye logic is slow. You cannot fire long, fast strings of paint, even with the best loaders, however, I play front and shoot short bursts so no problem for me.
Recomendations: I had a PIPE kit on it since the day I bought it so I can't say anything about the stock barrel. When you first get it, turn down both the HPR and LPR so that you will not blow hoses, which is the most common problem people complain about when first gassing this gun up out of the box. For the price these are at now I'd get one off ebay and put a T-board in it for $60ish and have an amazing mowing machine.
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Diablo Wrath It is really nice but if you want something fast, get a wrath ltd and delrin internals.
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pro sniper15
Ill Take You On Anytime!!
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angles
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $210.00
Pros: awsome look
Cons: heavy
It is really nice but if you want something fast, get a wrath ltd and delrin internals.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Diablo Wrath mine was great out of the box and i haven't had any problems with it yet and plan on upgrading the board soon and maybe getting one of kallad's triggers and a set of his eye covers
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SA_4_LIFE
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Minnesota
SA_4_LIFE has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: well built/easy to maintain/great trigger/reliable
Cons: metal bolt
mine was great out of the box and i haven't had any problems with it yet and plan on upgrading the board soon and maybe getting one of kallad's triggers and a set of his eye covers
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Diablo Wrath Appearance: Even for the time period, the milling on the wrath was a bit plain (to put it lightly), what little there was however, was done well, no machine marks and properly anodized. The body's...
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tacxplosion
 
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Guatemala (for real)
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: cheap, fast,simple
Cons: heavy, blocky, cheap
Appearance: Even for the time period, the milling on the wrath was a bit plain (to put it lightly), what little there was however, was done well, no machine marks and properly anodized. The body's lines are a bit thick, with not much material being removed except to shape the extrusion. The frame is about as stylized as a cinder block with extra thick grips to complement the lacking ergonomics. All around it's a plain looking marker, even when appreciated in context; by current standards (2014), it's quite a bit heavier than it needs to be (see DP Fusion series).

Performance: I will divide performance into the categories I find important (you opinion may differ).


-Ergonomics: The marker is about as ergonomic as a shoebox shocker, it's built around 'cocker dimensions, which incidentally didn't change much since the beginning of the 90's; the frame bolts on to a 'cocker, the VASA bolts to a 'cocker, the spacing is the same, etc. You would think it'd handle like an ebladed 'cocker (which isn't all that bad considering the time period), but no... the designer (who shall remain unnamed) decided to cram a 16V 6800 uF capacitor and a 3-way solenoid valve into the frame, requiring that the battery be inserted sideways and completing the unwieldy package with thick wrap-around rubber grips. The trigger is a stick hanging from a swivel pin with a pre-travel and post-travel adjustments, housed in a small guard that doesn't let one walk the trigger properly. To sum up, the ergos on this are crap.

-"Shot quality": IMO defined as the perceived transfer of forces onto the user related to cycling and shooting paint (including sound signature), the wrath shines a little in this aspect, it's smoother than any blowback I've ever shot (including the LP VS/RS series spyders), and while it might not be as smooth as a timmy of the same time period; it's remarkably stable, mostly due to how heavy it is. The FASOR system in this marker is decently well balanced, however a lightened spring and a polymer bolt (be it delrin or teflon) will work wonders to improve the shot quality. The sound signature is very much the same as any poppet of the era, crisp and somewhat loud, but not overly so.

-Efficiency: The marker is efficient even by today's (2014) standards, you can easily get 1400+ shots of a full 68/4500 with a well tuned marker.

-ROF: If all we needed were ergos, shot quality and efficiency, we'd still be shooting mech 'cockers. The marker can cycle up to about 20 BPS with the stock components, but it'll feel like a jackhammer; using it at 15 bps or less is recommended, to enable lower LPR pressures and improve shot quality.

-Ease of maintenance: For regular maintenance, all that's required is unscrewing the back cap and lubing the ram, it's stupid simple and built like a tank. The regulator's maintenance is about the same as any other marker with a floating poppet HPR and LPR (think BL torpedo HPR and WGP bullet LPR). Spare parts however are all but gone excepting detents, which it shares with older spyders and intimidators (at the time of writing ANS is the only retailer with a decent selection of spare parts including electronics and valves).

Reliability: The wrath is overbuilt, whether it's the result of the industry knowing the consumer or a byproduct of cheapness, I'll leave to the reader to decide. The one undeniable fact is that the guts can go neglected for a long time before they start giving you trouble and even then, it's usually fixed by oiling the ram and putting a few drops of oil in the ASA and dryfiring. The electronics however are not designed to take heavy blows, I bought mine broken after the previous owner dropped it from a table and the capacitor dislodged from the board; rather than fix that board (I didn't have any soldering experience then), I decided to get the scenario dreams board for $10 (along with a few others) and fix it up with a few ups here and there.


Value: For what they're going in today's used market ($60-$175 stock, depending on the model, in 2014), there are better performing markers like the ion or the vibe/envy, but you'll be hard pressed to find a more rugged marker. You get a fast, consistent, decently efficient marker for the price of a used walmart blowback; the only 2 reasons I would recommend a newer marker over a wrath to anyone are parts availability and warranty support.

In conclusion, the wrath is a resilient marker that will even the playing field a little and for cheap at the recball field, when the regulars break their mid/high end electros out, that's if you don't mind the clunky ergos.
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Diablo Wrath Was a great gun, very reliable. If I still played paintball I'd have another!
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tmanbuckhunter
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $180.00
Pros: Reliable, looks good, shoots good
Cons: exposed hoses
Was a great gun, very reliable. If I still played paintball I'd have another!
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Diablo Wrath good low end marker
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Wahoo21jr
Diablo wrath
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $165.00
Pros: fast,compact
Cons: under rated
good low end marker
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Diablo Wrath If the Diablo Wrath was a Vampire the stock BD5 board was the stake in its heart. We'll never know how well this marker could've done if they'd just burned that damn board and released it with the...
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YoBoneDaddy
 
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Cheap, Fast when upgraded, Consistent, Rare
Cons: Difficult tear down, stock board
If the Diablo Wrath was a Vampire the stock BD5 board was the stake in its heart. We'll never know how well this marker could've done if they'd just burned that damn board and released it with the BD5+ or R15.

I always thought I couldn't shoot that fast because I went from one marker with bad board logic (Piranha eForce) to another, the Gen2 Wrath. All the same I made upgrades over time to improve the Wrath. Now it's completely upgraded top to bottom. But the big difference was the R15 board. Once I put this new board in the Wrath it totally transformed the gun. With an upgraded board and trigger the wrath absolutely rips. It's shot to shot consistency is fantastic, with delrin internals the recoil is all but gone.

Even now with Diablo gone and the Wrath discontinued I still think the Wrath is a solid buy. If you get one for $75 then a T-Board for $20 you have a monster of a marker for less than the price of a mech spyder.

Routine maintenance is pretty easy, a full tear-down is a pain in the sphincter. Removing, disassembling, lubing and rebuilding the Solenoid and LP Valve is a painstaking process fortunately it doesn't have to be done often.

Anyway the Wrath is a rare gun to see around the field these days and with a little love it'll tear off faces. Most of it's bad press comes from people who got the crap BD5 board and noobs who blew their airlines because they don't know how to adjust a reg. Don't hold that against the gun.
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