Top 10: NERF Blasters

Here at NERF Reviews we want to give you the best advice when it comes to NERF Blasters. This is our round up of our de-facto top 10 of the best blasters on the market today. If you are looking for something more technical then head over to our round up of the NERF N-Strike Elite range, here. If you are looking for something with a bit more punch the why not check in on the NERF Elite Mega range top 10, here.

NERF N-Strike Elite Stryfe Blaster


  • Motorized blaster
  • Tactical Rail for N-Strike Accessories
  • Includes NERF Elite Quick Reload Clip
  • 75ft Range
  • Includes 6 NERF Elite Darts
  • Requires 4 AA batteries (Not Included)
NERF N-Strike Elite Stryfe Blaster

The NERF N-Strike Elite Stryfe is our de-factor NERF gun and well deserves the top spot in our Top 10 best NERF blasters on 2017. It may not look like much but don’t let that deceive you, the N-Strike Elite Stryfe is a hugely effective NERF gun. With a maximum range of 75ft, the Stryfe packs impressive NERF gun technology into a tiny (motorized) package.

Small enough to be carried and fired in one hand, the Stryfe is one of the most versatile guns that NERF has ever created. Simply load up the included 6 dart clip and you are ready to start blasting your competition off the NERFing field. If you don’t think that 6 darts is enough, we strongly recommend that you pick up an 18 dart quick reload clip so that you always have enough darts in the chamber. Simply hold down the Stryfe’s accelerator button to bring the gun up to speed and blast until there is no one left to shoot at (or you run out of darts).

The NERF N-Strike Elite Stryfe includes a 6 dart easy reload clip and 6 NERF Elite darts but please remember that it does need 4 AA batteries to power the motor. If you are looking to take your NERF blasting to the next level, you may even consider picking up two of these bad boys as they can be fired with one hand!

NERF N-Strike Mega DoubleBreach Blaster


  • Breech-loaded
  • Double-barrel blasting
  • Fires 1 dart at a time (two in a row)
  • Up to 90 feet (27 meters) range
  • Pump-action
  • Barrel mounted 4 dart storage
  • Includes 6 Mega Whistler darts
NERF N-Strike Elite DoubleBreach Blaster

The NERF N-Strike Mega DoubleBreach may not have all the bells and whistles found with other NERF guns on the market but the simplicity of this blaster places it second in our Top 10 Best NERF blasters.

The Mega DoubleBreach exactly what comes to mind when we with think of a NERF gun; this breach loaded, double barrelled, pump action blaster is easy to use and a pleasure to shoot. With no motors or tricky customizations, all you need to focus on is winning your NERF war. An added sweetener is the impressive 95ft range, thanks to NERF’s larger Mega Whistler darts the DoubleBreach is one if the farthest shooting blasters available.

Slide back the breach cover located on the side of the blaster to load up two NERF Mega Whistler darts, prime with a pump action, point and shoot! There really is nothing to shooting the DoubleBreach and thanks to two barrels you can get off two shots without having reload. To make things even easier, the Mega Double Breach has space for 4 NERF Mega darts next to the breach cover meaning your next dart is never far away.

The NERF N-Strike DoubleBreach comes with 6 Mega Whistler darts as standard and doesn’t require any batteries. Once you have unpackaged your NERF gun you can get straight on to the field!

NERF N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike


  • 3 way blaster
  • Fully customizable
  • Fires NERF Missiles (Missile launcher stock)
  • Fires NERF Mega darts (Mega Dart barrel extension)
  • Fires NERF Elite darts (Standard Blaster)
  • Includes 10 dart clip
  • Includes 10 Elite Darts, 4 Mega darts and 1 missile
NERF N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike

The NERF N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike earns a place in our top 10 best NERF guns thanks to the almost overwhelming level of customization available. The stock Modulus Tri-Strike blaster is actually a relatively simply, clip-fed, single shot NERF gun with a side mounted priming mechanism. Load up your clip, prime and you are good to go. However, the stock blaster isn’t the end of the story. What makes the Tri-Strike so impressive is the inclusion of both a NERF Mega barrel extension and NERF missile stock attachment. In two steps you can upgrade your Tri-Strike from average gun to portable arsenal!

The NERF Mega barrel extension easily slots onto the front of the blaster and lets you fire up to 4 NERF Mega Whistler darts via pump action fire. If Mega darts are aren’t enough to get your NERF juices flowing then how about a NERF missile launcher? Attach the included NERF missile launcher to the blaster stock start flinging missile mayhem down on your enemies!

The NERF N-Strike Modulus Tri-Strike is an extremely fun blaster with tons customization options. If three ways to play isn’t enough you can choose from a wide range of additional NERF Modulus accessories. The Tri-Strike pack includes a 10 dart clip, 10 Elite darts, 4 Mega darts, 1 NERF missile and all of the corresponding NERF Modulus attachments.

NERF N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2X4 Blaster


  • Double-barreled
  • Fire 2 darts at once
  • Pump action
  • Tactical Rail
  • Fires up to 75ft
  • Includes 16 Elite Darts
Nerf N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2X4 Blaster

The NERF N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2×4 may be a slightly older blaster than the guns featured in our top 10 best blaster list but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth your time. The Rough Cut is an 8 shot, front loaded blaster with a pump action priming mechanism; what makes this blaster a true winner though is the fact that it fires two darts at once!

Once you have loaded up your Rough Cut, pump the priming mechanism located at the bottom of the blaster and you are good to go. Pulling the trigger will launch two darts at your target but be warned the accuracy of the Rough Cut isn’t great so if you are looking to do some NERF sniping, look elsewhere.

Overall the NERF N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2×4 is great entry level blaster, it comes with 8 NERF Elite darts and doesn’t require any batteries so it can be played with straight out of the box. There is also a tactical rail located on the top of the blaster allowing you accessories to your hearts content (check out our NERF Modulus page for ideas).

NERF Zombie Strike SlingFire Blaster


  • Features lever-action blasting
  • Cocks 2 ways: Swing lever or flick to cock with 1 hand
  • Includes 6-dart clip
  • Includes 6 Zombie Strike darts
  • Features NERF Tactical Rail: Customize your blaster
Nerf Zombie Strike SlingFire Blaster

The NERF Zombie Strike SlingFire is our type of blaster. With a swing lever located at the bottom of the blaster, this is one of the easiest NERF guns to use. Once you have loaded up the 6 dart clip, all you need to do is “swing” the lever and you can start firing! Get good at swinging the priming lever you can start unleashing NERF Zombie strike darts at an alarming rate.

To make things even better, the NERF Zombie Strike SlingFire is customizable! If you want some more ammunition why not upgrade your clip size? Want to add a scope or other attachment, use the tactical rail located on top of the barrel and you can! The SlingFire may not be the best blaster in our top 10 but it still worth your consideration. If you are looking to take down hordes of Zombies you can’t go far wrong with the SlingFire.

The SlingFire comes with 6 Zombie Strike darts and a 6 dart clip so once you’ve got it out of the box you are good to go.

NERF Doomlands 2169 Double Dealer Blaster


  • 24-dart capacity
  • Fires 2 darts at once
  • Slam-fire action
  • Transparent area reveals inner firing mechanism
  • Includes two 12 dart clip attachments
  • Includes 24 Doomlands darts
NERF Doomlands Double Dealer Blaster

The Double Dealer’s huge ammo size comes from the inclusion of two 12 dart clips located on each side of the blaster. Positioned horizontally, the clips are actually see-through so you can always keep an eye on how many darts you have left; never be caught without a dart in the chamber again! In order to fire your Double Dealer, simply pump the priming mechanism located at the bottom of the blaster and you are good to go. To make matters worse for your enemies, and of course better for you, the Double Dealer fires two darts at once!

The NERF Doomlands 2169 Double Dealer is almost the perfect NERF blaster but there is a dark side. If you are in the heat of battle and doing some rapid fire NERFing, the Double Dealer does have a (very) annoying habit of jamming. To fix the jam you may need to start poking around inside the blaster, but who wants to be doing that in the middle of a NERF war?!

An imperfect but great blaster, the NERF Doomlands 2169 blaster comes with two 12 dart clips and 24 Doomlands darts, so even if you don’t like the blaster it is almost worth it for the ammunition!

NERF Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster


  • Motorized blaster
  • Includes Flip-up sights, trigger lock and jam clearing door
  • Easy-load, ambidextrous, 12 round magazine
  • 2 tactical rails for Nerf Rival accessories
  • Includes 12 high-impact NERF Rival rounds
  • Requires 6 C batteries (not included)
NERF Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster

The NERF Rival Zeus MXV-1200 is the first and only blaster on our NERF Top 10 best blaster list. We aren’t saying that the NERF Rival range isn’t great, more that there are some amazing blasters already available!

We chose the NERF Rival Zeus out of all the Rival guns due to its impressive fire rate and ease of use. The Zeus is a motorized gun which makes use of a 12 round ambidextrous magazine which makes reloading and firing an absolute dream. To get the motor up to speed, simply hold down the accelerator clip located below the trigger and start blasting! The Zeus has an incredible fire rate so your enemies

The NERF Rival Zeus is designed to be used by both left and right handed NERF fans and thanks to the ambidextrous clip (can be loaded from either side) you will have no trouble reloading either. The Zeus MXV-1200 includes 12 high impact NERF rival rounds and an ambidextrous clip but doesn’t come with any batteries so you will need to supply your own (6 C batteries in order to get the motors running).

NERF N-Strike Mega Mastodon Blaster


  • First motorised Nerf Mega blaster
  • 24-dart rotating drum
  • Includes 24 Mega Whistler darts
  • Includes shoulder strap
  • Requires 6 D batteries (not included)

The NERF N-Strike Mega Mastodon blaster is the ultimate motorized NERF gun. If you are happy to lug this monster around then you can’t get better than the Mastodon. The Mega Mastodon is a fully automatic, drum fed Mega NERF blaster which has a huge 24 dart capacity. If you don’t care too much about your accuracy and prefer to simply spray the NERF field then this gun is for you.

With a range of up to 100ft, the NERF N-Strike Mega Mastodon is simply a beast. To make matters worse for you opponents, the Mastodon fire Mega Whistler darts so not only will they sense their impending doom but they will hear it too! Please be warned, the Mastodon is a massive NERF gun and we strongly recommend that you make use of the included shoulder strap to help you move around. This isn’t a blaster for covert play, if you turn up to a NERF war with this gun people are sure to notice.

The N-Strike Mega Mastodon comes with a 24-dart drum and 24 NERF Mega darts but please be aware that you need to get 6 D size batteries, otherwise it won’t work!

NERF N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster


  • Build your own blaster
  • Motorized Nerf Modulus
  • 30+ module combinations
  • Targeting scope, drop grip and dual-rail barrel
  • Fires darts up to 90ft
  • Holds up to 10 darts
  • Requires 4 AA batteries (Not Included)
Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10

The NERF N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 is the father of all NERF Modulus guns. The reason it is so far down out top 10 best blasters list is that the ECS-10 needs a few more add-ons before it can compete with the Tri-Strike. However, the ECS-10 does have a couple of tricks up its sleeve; motorized blasting and incredible accuracy.

The NERF Modulus ECS-10’s main strength, its incredible accuracy. The ECS-10 has to be one of the most accurate blaster we have seen here at NERF Reviews, what makes this feat even more impressive is that it is a motorized blaster! When you have loaded up the included 10 dart banana clip and fired up the motor, you will be amazed how accurate your shots are. If you are a bit of a NERF sniper and like adding customizations to your blaster you may have just found your NERF soulmate.

Now onto the customization. As a Modulus blaster the ECS-10 tons of customizations options, the gun comes with a  targeting scope, drop grip, shoulder stock and barrel extension but you can go even further by picking up additional accessories. The ECS-10 has two tactical rails on the top of the blaster and one at the bottom; there are literally hundreds of variations available! If you are interested in finding out more why not check out of NERF Modules page here.

The NERF N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 comes with a 10 dart banana clip and 10 NERF Elite darts but you will need 4 AA batteries before you can start blasting.

NERF Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster


  • 1 dart fire rate
  • Pump Action reload
  • Rip-Cord Spinning saw blade
  • Includes 8 Zombie Strike darts
Nerf Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster

The NERF Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster may not be the ultimate NERF gun and won’t ever win a best in show by damn, it is good fun!

The Brainsaw is a front loaded, single shot, pump-action blaster which holds up to 8 Zombie Strike darts at a time; simply load up your darts, pump and fire. Overall not a bad blaster and the dart capacity is actually quite impressive. However, the main selling point of the Brainsaw is the huge spinning saw blade located on the front! Terrify your enemies by revving the blade (with the attached rip-cord) and running into battle. When you have a spinning saw on your blaster, who need to be accurate?!

The NERF Zombie Strike Brainsaw comes with 8 Zombie Strike darts and doesn’t require any batteries so you can get blasting straightaway. Trust us, this is a massively fun blaster!