The NERF N-Strike Elite range is characterized by sleek designs and ranges up to 75ft (although there are some cases where this is actually exceeded!). If you are looking for a high performing blaster and find the Doomlands or Mega ranges a little over the top then a N-Strike Elite gun may be perfect for you.
Featuring direct plunger firing systems the Elite blasters are typified by high performance and great range. Check them out below!
If you are looking for a slightly more curated list then why not check out our ultimate top 10 of all NERF blasters. If you are new to the NERF scene or are looking to get a gift for someone then we would recommend starting with our Gift Guide section. Whatever you choose to do, happy blasting!
NERF N-Strike Elite Infinus N-Strike
Includes 30 Elite darts
“Speed Load” Technology
30 round dart drum
Fully motorized blaster
Requires 4 D cell batteries
Every once and while Hasbro come up with some game changing tech to turn your blasting play on it’s head – not only is the NERF N-Strike Elite Infinus as impressive motorized blaster (more on that later) but it features revolutionary “Speed-Load Technology” which means you can keep feeding the blaster darts without the need to remove the included 30-dart drum to reload. If you hate having to stop the game to reload then this is definitely a blaster to consider.
As a motorized blaster, the Infinus has an impressive fire rate and is small enough to give you excellent agility on the field. If you have often looked at the larger motorized blasters and though them too bulky (*cough* Mastodon) we would recommend picking up an Infinus; an impressive innovative blaster.
The Infinus includes 2 tactical rails (front and back) located on top of the blaster meaning you can tweak, add and make it yours. We haven’t been so excited by a blaster in a long time, the speed load tech is truly game changing, we’ll no longer have nightmares of being caught in the middle of a firefight and realising we have to reload!
NERF N-Strike Elite Rukkus ICS-8
8 dart auto-indexing clip
Includes 8 NERF Elite darts
The N-Strike Elite Rukkus is a novel manual NERF gun. Rather than relying on removable magazines or breech-loading, the Rukkus makes use of an integrated 8 dart auto-indexing clip for rapid reloading. It’s a pretty fun gimmick and certainly shaves off some precious seconds when reloading – which can make all the difference in the heat of a blaster battle.
Now, a little more about that “auto-indexing” clip. The Rukkus’ 8 dart clip isn’t meant to be removed; instead it can slide between the top and bottom of the blaster. We recommend pushing the clip all the way through to the bottom and then load each chamber (from the front) – this will put you in the perfect position to begin firing.
To fire you have two options 1) Pump the slide-action priming mechanism (located on top of the blaster) and pull the trigger 2) hold down the trigger and “slam” the priming mechanism back and forth for rapid firing – each pump will shoot off the next round. As you fire, you will notice that the clip starts feeding (or “indexing”) through the barrel until you run out of darts. Once you have exhausted your clip, reload and slam the clip back to the bottom and viola, you are good to get back in the fight!
The Elite Rukkus is a fun blaster but without the auto-indexing clip it’s certainly nothing to write home about. Due to the clips limited dart capacity (8), even with the improved speed of reloading, it feels a little short on ammo. If you are looking to add some novelty to your arsenal – get a Rukkus but if you just want a functional blaster we would recommend looking at the RoughCut or even Disruptor.
NERF N-Strike Elite Rough Cut
Fire 2 darts at once
Fires up to 75ft
Includes 16 Elite Darts
The Elite Rough Cut is the crème-de-la-crème of Nerf’s tactical blaster arsenal, the sleek blaster allows you to fire 2 darts at once and the pump action design means you can keep firing until you rise victorious! With a range of 75ft and the ability to launch up to 8 darts without reloading the Rough Cut will guarantee you own the field. The Rough Cut also features NERF’s tactical rail system allowing for additional customization with most N-Strike rail accessories. It may be small but the Rough Cut delivers the best bang for you buck.
NERF N-Strike Elite SurgeFire
15 dart rotating drum
1x Tactical rail
Includes 15 NERF Elite darts
Not going to lie, we did a double take when we first saw the Elite SurgeFire – it’s the spitting image of the NERF Mega RotoFury! On closer inspection though, it looks like Hasbro has taken the basics of what made the RotoFury great and improved them for the SurgeFire.
The SurgeFire is a pump action, slam-fire capable, blaster which features a 15 dart rotating drum (5 more darts than the RotoFury). So if you are looking for a NERF gun which can take a lot of ammo onto the blasting field then this could be the one for you.
Priming the SurgeFire is nice and easy – the priming mechanism is located at the front of the blaster and also acts as an stabilization handle (so your hand will never be too far away). Draw the mechanism back, pull the trigger and away you go! If you wanted to make use of the slam-fire feature, just hold the trigger down and each time you “pump” you’ll fire off another shot.
Thanks to the very generous 15 dart capacity you may find yourself winning a lot of blaster battles just because your opponents run out of ammo. We really like the SurgeFire – simple and with loads of capacity.
NERF N-Strike Elite Rampage
25 dart drum
Includes 25 NERF Elite darts
The NERF Rampage is a slam-fire beast. Featuring a 25 dart drum you certainly won’t be running out of firepower any time soon. If you need to lay down some serious coverage and don’t want to have to worry about silly things like accuracy then the Rampage may be the blaster for you, compared to some of the pricier blasters the Rampage offers great firepower at a relatively low cost.
Including 2 tactical rails (front and back) and ability to add a stock attachment the Rampage will satisfy all of your modding dreams and let you build a truly formable blaster. The blast comes with a 25 dart drum and 25 Elite darts so you have everything you need to get blasting straight out of the box.
NERF N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50
Includes 50 Elite darts
Includes 50 dart drum
Requires 4 D cell batteries
Well, what can we say? The Titan is a mammoth NERF Blaster. If you are a firm believer in “bigger is better” then the Titan N-Strike Elite is the blaster for you (but do keep in mind the price tag…it’s pricey).
The Titan makes use of a 50(!) dart drum, letting you unleash a veritable dart hellstorm on your enemies. To add to the intimidation the Titan features a spinning barrel, allowing you to recreate your favourite Arnie moments in all their glory. To get this bad boy spinning, you’ll need to hold down the motor button (located under a hand flip cap) and then pull the trigger – with a 50 dart capacity, if anyone is left standing we’ll be damn impressed.
With great power comes great weight…the Titan weighs a hefty 2.2 pounds so you may not be sprinting around the field with this mammoth blaster but the included shoulder strap does help spread the load.
NERF N-Strike Elite Delta Trooper
Includes 12 Elite Darts
Includes 12 dart clip
Includes blaster stock, barrel extension
The N-Strike Delta Trooper is a great way to get into NERF customization. Out of the box the Trooper is a basic looking blaster but Hasbro have thrown in a blaster stock and barrel extension – turn this small gun into an impressive NERF rifle! All you need to do is lock on the attachments and your sad looking blaster instantly turns into something formidable. The barrel extension even includes a tactical rail (located on top) so you can customize even more!
The Delta Trooper is a slam-fire action blaster which means you will need to prime the blaster (by “slamming” the priming mechanism located on top of the Trooper) before each shot. It may not have the same fire power as the Infinus but the included 12 dart clip does give you enough flexibility and ammunition and win the day.
NERF N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster
Fires up to 5 darts per second
Fires up to 90ft
Includes 25 Elite darts
Requires 4 D batteries (not included)
Do you like to shoot first and ask questions later? If the answer is yes, then you need to seriously consider getting yourself the N-Strike Elite HyperFire blaster. The HyperFire an automatic, drum fed NERF gun with impressive range. Fire darts up to 90ft and blow your opponents away! Did we mention that the HyperFire has a fire rate of 5 darts per-second? Making the Hyper Fire one of the quickest NERF guns available.
The HyperFire is a joy to use. Once you have loaded the 25 dart drum by feeding darts into the top you are good to go. Like other automatic blasters the Hyper Fire features an acceleration button just below the main trigger, hold accelerator down and start raining down darts onto the blaster field. The actual blaster is quite compact and, all things considered, relatively light making it the perfect NERF gun for even the youngest fan.
The HyperFire comes with 25 N-Strike Elite darts and the 25 dart drum. However, you will need to pick yourself up 4 D batteries as they are not included. A seriously great blaster!
NERF N-Strike Elite CrossBolt Blaster
Real crossbow action
Fires darts up to 90ft
Includes 12 Elite darts
The N-Strike Elite CrossBolt is a clip fed, cross bow action, single shot NERF gun. If you don’t mind having to cock the blaster after each shot then this is a great addition to any NERF arsenal.
With a range of up to 90ft the CrossBolt has some serious firepower, pair this with a seriously smooth pull back cocking mechanism and you have a winning formula. Once you have loaded up the 12 dart clip at the bottom of the blaster, simply slide back the cocking mechanism on top of the gun and you are ready to start NERFing your opponents.
If you are a fan of NERF’s crossbow blasters then you can’t go far wrong with the CrossBolt. The inclusion of a 12 dart clips means that this is one of the best stocked NERF crossbow on the market. The CrossBolt comes with 12 N-Strike Elite darts and clip so once you have got it out of the box you can start taking out your enemies.
NERF N-Strike Elite XD Stockade
10 dart revolving barrel
Semi-auto firing (no cocking)
Launches darts up to 75 feet
Includes 10 Elite Darts and instructions
Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)
The N-Strike Elite XD Stockade is a 10 dart, semi-automatic blaster with an impressive range of up to 75ft! If you are new to NERF Blasters of just want something easy to shoot then this may be the gun for you.
The XD Stockade is a semi-automatic blaster which means all you need to do is flick the motor switch to get the barrel revolving and then fire till your heart’s content (or until you run out of darts). The beauty of a semi-automatic NERF gun is that you don’t have to worry about continuously cocking the blaster, meaning you can focus on the important things -namely picking out your target and blasting them away! The Stockade also includes a tactical rail, allowing you to add a range of additional mods to the blaster from the Modulus upgrades range (check our out upgrades and attachments page).
The N-Strike Elite XD stockade comes with 10 N-Strike darts and features dart storage in the blaster stock. A lovely well-rounded blaster perfect for anyone looking to start a NERF war.
NERF N-Strike Elite Jolt
Ultra-small but packs a punch
Hide it in your pocket
Comes with 2 Elite Darts
Cocking handle aides easy aim
What N-Strike Elite Jolt lacks in size it makes up for in punch! The Jolt is so small you can hide it in your pocket – surprise your friends with some quick draw NERF action. The blaster comes with 2 Elite darts and has an accurate range of around 20ft, all you will need to finish off your opponents! Manoeuvre close to your enemy, pull down the cocking handle, pull the trigger and win the day! The Jolt comes in 3 colors so it may be worth picking up all three!
NERF N-Strike Elite Rayven Cs-18
Includes 18 Elite glow-in-the-dark darts
Time to take your NERF blasting action to the shadows. The Rayven CS-18 glow-in-the-dark blaster meaning you never have stop your blasting, even when the lights go out! With a semi-automatic acceleration triggers and an 18 dart clip the Rayven is one the best compact, quick shot blasters. The glow in the dark darts allow you to follow your shot and make sure you hit the target. Like most N-Strike Elite blasters, the inclusion of a tactical rail allows you to add additional rail accessories; allowing you to personalize your blaster as much as you desire. If you fancy blasting in the dark, this is the blaster for you.
NERF N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire
2 alternating motorized barrels
2 drums hold 25 darts each
Includes 50 Elite Darts
The Rhino-Fire is the ultimate in Nerf suppression blaster – rain down dart terror on your opponents! The Rhino-Fire offers some serious fire power; dual motorized barrels with two 25 dart drums this is not a blaster for the those faint of heart. Add in an effective range of 90ft and you will strike fear into your opponents. This is a blaster for the serious player – none will stand a chance against if you bring the Rhino-Fire to the field.
NERF N-Strike Elite StratoBow
Bow fire action
Fires upto 85ft
Includes 15 N-Strike Elite darts
The N-Strike Elite Stratobow is another glorious bow-action blaster! The StratoBow is the ultimate NERF bow thanks to the included 15 dart indexing clip and impressive range. When it comes down to the technicalities there isn’t much to this the Stratobow. Once you have loaded the clip, simply pull the bow string back and start unleashing dart mayhem.
The Stratobow has an incredible 85ft range which makes it a serious contender for best distance blaster. If you are looking for a seriously impressive bow with a huge dart capacity then you can’t go too far wrong with the Stratobow. Comparing the Strato to other NERF bows across the range this is the best thanks to the increased dart capacity and range. The Stratobow comes with 15 N-Strike Elite darts and the dart clip so you are good to go straight from the box.
NERF Vortex Revonix 360
Disc firing blaster
Roto-Action revolving barrel holds up to 30 discs
Slam Fire handle allows constant fire
Fires up to 65ft
Farthest firing Vortex blaster
Includes 30 discs
This isn’t your typical NERF blaster. Instead of firing darts the Revonix 360 launches discs, and it fires them a long way! With a range of up to 65ft the Revonix allows you to unleash a constant stream of discs at your foes! The Slam Fire handle means you are in complete control of your firing speed and with 30 discs per clip you are sure to take out everyone in your way.
NERF N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS-18
Holds 18 Elite Darts
Fires up to 75ft
Holds 12 darts
Fancy yourself as a bit of a commando? This is the blaster for you. The Rapid Strike CS-18 is an ultra-mobile blaster with a rapid strike rate. Move from cover-to-cover, spray your enemies and claim victory. The Rapid Strike features a see-through clip so you always know how many darts you have left to unleash. With an effective range of up to 75ft this blaster can fire over some serious distance. Want mobility, want speed and want to win? Get the Rapidstrike.
NERF N-Strike Elite Triad EX-3
Fires up to 75ft
Comes with 3 Elite darts
Similar to the N-Strike Jolt but with 3 barrels! Three is always better than one and with the Triad EX-3 you are sure to dominate the field. The EX-3 is small enough to fit in your pocket but when you whip this bad boy out you fire 3 NERF darts. Your enemies won’t know what hit them!
NERF N-Strike Elite Longshot CS-6
6 dart reload clip
Double trigger placement
Includes 6 N-Strike Elite Darts
The N-Strike Elite Longshot CS-6 is the ultimate NERF sniper rifle. Featuring a targeting scope and adjustable stock, pick out your opponents and snipe them from huge distances! The Longshot is a bolt action, clip fed blaster, which has double trigger placement allowing you to blast your way. Pull out the stock, rest the bi-pod legs on the ground and fire from the back trigger placement or if you want to be a bit more mobile take control from the front
The Elite Longshot CS-6 is pretty hard to come by nowadays as it has been discontinued by Hasbro but you can find some lurking around Amazon. If you are really into your NERF sniping then this is definitely a gun to consider. The 6 dart, bottom loading, clip make reloading a breeze as all you need to do is pall back the “bolt action” a cocking mechanism. The blaster comes with 6 Elite darts (enough to fill the clip) and is a must have for any NERF fanatic.
NERF N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3
Light beam targeting
3 whistler darts included
Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included)
The N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3 is a pretty standard NERF gun. The Nite Finder is a front loaded, one shot blaster which has a pullback handle for cocking. However this gun does have a trick up its sleeve. Just underneath the blaster barrel is a light targeting beam! Take your blasting to the next level and seek out your enemies in the dark! If you want to try your hand at covert blasting then Nite Finder is a great gun to get you started.
Fight in the day by using the Nite Finder EX-3 as a standard gun but when the sun sets, flip the switch located on the side of the light beam module and keep on playing! The Nite Finder comes with 3 whistler darts and has storage space for two darts on the barrel.
NERF N-Strike Elite Blazin’ Bow Blaster
Real bow action
Fires up to 40ft
Fires giant foam arrows
2 Arrow storage
We have to be honest, the NERF N-Strike Blazin’ Bow isn’t our favorite blaster. Although the Blazin’ does look intimidating thanks to a 20 inch wingspan the actual blasting capabilities are somewhat lacking. The Blazin’ bow has a range of up to 40ft so when compared to something like the Strato Bow (85ft) it is found seriously wanting.
Negatives aside, the NERF N-Strike Blazin’ bow is a bow action, one shot NERF gun which fires giant foam arrows instead of the standard darts. Whilst the Blazin’ bow does feature real bow action it relies on a handle rather than the actual bow string, this makes it easier to fire than a conventional NERF bows, so it is good for those new to the game. The Blazin’ bow comes with 3 giant foam arrows and has storage for two arrows on the bow itself. If you really love bow guns check it out but we would recommend grabbing something different if this is going to be your first blaster.
NERF N-Strike Elite Pocketstrike
Includes 3 NERF darts
The N-Strike Elite Pocketstrike is never going to be your main blaster but it can definitely help you out in a tight spot. The Pocketstrike is a barrel loaded, single shot blaster with a pull-down cocking handle located at the bottom of the gun. If you want to make sure you always have one shot left, pick up the N-Strike Elite Pocketstrike and surprise your enemies.
The Pocket strike is one of NERF’s smallest blaster and fits easily into your pocket. The blaster comes with 3 darts but can only ever have one loaded at a time. If you are looking for firepower or huge dart capacity look elsewhere but if you want an extra dart in your back pocket then this is well worth grabbing.
NERF N-Strike Elite BowStrike Blaster
Includes 3 darts
Features a flip up sight
Another pocket blaster! We do love these diddy blasters from Hasbro and the N-Strike BowStrike is no exception. This cutie features a pull pack priming mechanism which engages two bow arms on either side of the blaster. Flip up the included sight and start picking off your enemies to your heart’s content!
The BowStrike fires one dart at a time and needs to be manually primed for each shot – it won’t win any prizes for speed of firepower but handy to have around when you find yourself need to pop off quick shots in the middle of the blasting field.
NERF N-Strike Elite Blow Dart Blaster
Includes 3 Elite darts
Shoots up to 55ft
Well, this little blaster is a treat. If you have ever wanted to recreate some kind of prehistoric battle but with foam darts, well now is your chance…
The NERF Elite blow dart blaster certainly doesn’t have the range or power of other guns available but if you are after a quirky gift or want to add some novelty to your collection then it’s worth a look.
The blow dart blaster has a alleged range of 55 feet (guess it depends on your lung capacity?) and features an easy grip handle for easy aiming and shooting. If you have ever used a blow gun before you’ll know that they offer incredible accuracy so not a bad option in a pinch. It even includes a tactical rail which means you can make use of various tactical attachments and accessories.