NERF N-Strike Elite Reviews

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, here. 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 here. Whatever you choose to do, happy blasting!

NERF N-Strike Elite Rough Cut


  • 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 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 HyperFire Blaster


  • Fires up to 5 darts per second
  • 25-dart drum
  • Fires up to 90ft
  • Includes 25 Elite darts
  • Requires 4 D batteries (not included)
NERF N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster

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
  • 12-dart clip
  • Includes 12 Elite darts
NERF N-Strike Elite CrossBolt Blaster

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 Modulus ECS-10


  • 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
Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10

Take an armoury onto the field. The Modulus ECS-10 blaster is one of the most flexible blaster available. With a targeting scope, drop grip, dual-rail barrel and removal parts – customize your blaster to your heart’s content. The ECS-10 uses a banana clip allowing up to 10 darts to be loaded at a time, add in a range of 90ft and you have a veritable NERF monster on your hands! This is the blaster of the serious Nerf star; swap out the modules, build your blaster and play to win.

NERF N-Strike Elite XD Stockade


  • 10 dart revolving barrel
  • Semi-auto firing (no cocking)
  • Tactical Rail
  • Launches darts up to 75 feet
  • Includes 10 Elite Darts and instructions
  • Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)
NERF N-Strike Elite XD Stockade

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 out our page here).

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


  • Glow-in-the-dark
  • semi-automatic
  • Firefly Tech
  • Includes 18 Elite glow-in-the-dark darts
Nerf N-Strike Elite Rayven Cs-18 Blaster

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


  • Rapid-fire Elite
  • 2 alternating motorized barrels
  • Removable tripod
  • 2 drums hold 25 darts each
  • Includes 50 Elite Darts
Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire Blaster

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
  • 15-dart clip
  • Fires upto 85ft
  • Includes 15 N-Strike Elite darts
NERF N-Strike StratoBow

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
Nerf Vortex Revonix 360 Blaster

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
  • Rapid firing
  • Fires up to 75ft
  • Holds 12 darts
  • See-through clip
Nerf CS-18 N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike

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


  • Triple Barrel 
  • Fires up to 75ft
  • Comes with 3 Elite darts
Nerf N-Strike Elite Triad EX-3 Blaster

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


  • Adjustable Stock
  • Bolt-Action loading
  • Targeting scope
  • 6 dart reload clip
  • Double trigger placement
  • Includes 6 N-Strike Elite Darts
NERF N-Strike Elite Longshot CS-6

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)
NERF N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3

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 Mega darts and has storage space for two darts on the barrel. Please note that the Nite Finder can fire Elite darts but they won’t have the same  same range – Elite darts are slightly skinnier. If you want to get the most out of this NERF gun then we recommend you check out NERF Whistler darts on our NERF Darts page here.

NERF N-Strike Elite Blazin' Bow Blaster


  • Real bow action
  • Fires up to 40ft
  • Fires giant foam arrows
  • 2 Arrow storage
NERF N-Strike Blazin' Bow Blaster

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


  • Pocket-size
  • Includes 3 NERF darts
NERF N-Strike Elite Pocketstrike

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.