Top 10 Best Elite Nerf Guns

The New N-Strike Elite Line came in 2012 and rolled over N-strike. So which of these new guns are the best?

The Top Ten

Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 Nerf N-Strike Elite RapidStrike CS-18 Product Image

Its obviously the best because it shoots 4 darts a second! Not only that it has a built in scope and it can take ammo clips making it easy to reload plus it has great range and yes it is the best nerf gun EVER!

This gun is amazing, it's extremely reliable, great range, only problem would be the batteries shorting out in the middle of a nerf war, but if you replace it before the war, it's not a problem, and the other problem is the jamming. This gun is so reliable that, in a 5v5 I took out 3 of them the first time, and I took out 4 of them the second.

this blaster is overpriced and u can't put on a different stock like a retaliator if u want a blaster like this take a stryfe and just mod it

In my opinion this gun is the best to use in a Nerf war. Apart from the sound it makes as it is firing there isn't really any other negatives. The rate of fire is amazing and personally it is a really comfortable gun to use as it is not too heavy and the stock can be adjusted. However one of my favourite aspects is the railings... It has 2 on the top, 1 on the bottom and 2 at the sides which I easily put my custom torch and laser on. Overall if you are looking to buy a gun for Nerf wars I would recommend this one 100%!

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Product Image

The legends are true about this tactical shotgun style nerf gun. Jam rate is extremely low. Weight is balanced. Holds more than enough ammo. Accuracy is ranked one of the highest in the elite series. Slam fire adds great option for close combat panic situations. Lastly the range is more than enough to hang as a long range primary. This is an overall beast without batteries.

Great gun. I have a rampage and never get out in games. Very accurate with an effective range of around 30 feet. It also has slam fire, which is great if you're outnumbered. It also makes a very accurate sniper rifle, and is only around $30. Very mobile unlike the raider, it's the raider V.2.0. Doesn't jam at all, and 25 rounds is more than enough. Great primary. Has a direct plunger. With all that being said, the nerf elite rampage should definitely be number 1.

This is the best gun ever it should be ranked #1. It is a great primary gun. I recommend using the 18 dart clip and not the 25 because the 25 makes it feel awkward and the 18 dart can still spray someone down. You can shoot the full 18 dart clip in under 15 Seconds. Easy to mive around with and attack and also a good camping gun. I use it for every battle and I have almost every nerf gun. You can easily run in a room with a team of five when they less expect it and take all five of them down. Great gun definitely should be #1 and you should definitely buy it. Also it has never Jamed in the time I have had it and I've had it for about 2 years and it still shoots like it is brand new. Very accurate gun and can shoot at least 40 feet. If you put the most accurate nerf bullet in it it is even more incredible. But it is still increasingly with a regular nerf bullet.

The Rampage is a really versatile gun. You can attach a stock and it takes magazines/clips. There are also 2 tactical rails on top. The slam-fire makes it really fun to use, especially when you get your enemy down on their knees and then empty 25 darts on them in around 10 seconds. I have one, and it is my primary for every war I go to

Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator Product Image

It can shoot fast and slow as the owner wish if it will shoot slow then it could save darts and retaliator and delta trooper should be on the number 1 because it can reload faster than any gun in the series n- strike elite and I know that it dosen,t contains big capacity of darts but it can be upgraded and it is a good sniper gun so it should be the best gun in the series n- strike elite

This gun is amazing. it is my first N-strike elite gun and it is worth it. It never jams and can be reassembled very easily. the detachable stock and barrel means you can increase or decrease wight, power and accuracy. It is easy to modify so it can be even better. Overall an amazing buy that I recommend.

Great gun. If it was in your stocking at Christmas you could get it out and just start using it and great place to store in a nerf war because it's so small disassembled but can also be assembled very quickly.

Powerful, easy to handle, nice dart capacity, also if you have a nerf bandolier or tactical best, it makes it extremely easy to reload. The only problem is that the blue retaliator jams very commonly, so if you want to get a retaliator, my advice is to get a white one. It fixes the jam problems. Nonetheless, the white one is the best nerf rifle.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Product Image

Basically Maverick on steroids bro, Strongarm is way more powerful, and it doesn't jam like every time you shoot, unlike the Maverick, where the sucker darts keep on popping up. Love the slam fire as well. Dual wielding with Strongarm is easy, as all you have to do is attach a string to the slides of each gun, and when you need to cock them, just pull the guns away from each other and boom! I use this combo along with a triad when playing CTF

As with most all Nerf Guns, the accuracy is not great, due to the holes on the side of the darts, but ver powerful, and small enough to carry around without getting in your way, and slam fire! Very good gun all around, and easy to mod, which is a bonus!

I don't recommend this as a primary but as a secondary, this thing is the beast. You easily pull back the gray primer to prime the gun. You can also slam fire which is great if you need to use your secondary in a nerf war. It holds 6 darts at a time (great for a pistol) and there's a cool button for the barrel to fall out allowing you to reload. While reloading, if you spin the barrel it makes an awesome clicking noise which I thought was really cool. When ever I shoot it at someone up to 15 feet away, it hurts, a lot. Great secondary gun.

Well this gun is the best even though it's the only one I have I love like them the range like it goes up to 75 feet which is really long my house is only 50 feet and would go even farther a bullet because the backyard is 10 feet which equals 60 feet maybe even more because I have a forest I really like the the sniper action as it is really like a sniper gun that's all I want to say

Nerf N-Strike Elite Stryfe Nerf N-Strike Elite Stryfe Product Image

A fantastic gun. I especially love the amazing rate of fire it gets, as it fires much faster than any other flywheel blaster except for the raven. Is excellent for moving across open spaces and is considerably more lightweight than something like the rapid strike.

This gun is awesome! It is only 20$ normally but I got mine for 13$. You need a big clip though because it empties the 6-clip in no time flat. Great gun, but get an 18-dart clip with it for the most dart capacity.

Very cool gun. Has a very high rate of fire and has a lot of tactical rails for expansions. When I got it I thought it would be just for beginners but it is used by many pros. I recommend this gun for any children any age.

The stryfe is the best nerf gun ever made. I recommend buying a larger clip for it, but this gun's modifications and capacity for duel weild make it unsurpassed(not to mention great firepower) The reason why it's better than rapidstrike is also it's light weight. This is probably the best nerf gun ever made, especially with a grip.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12 Nerf N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12 Product Image

Brilliant gun over all. I don't know why people prefer the Rampage as this has better range, looks and the mag isn't in an awkward position. With slam fire this gun rules and can fire faster than any other gun in good hands. It is easy to mod with simple internals and kits readily available. The Elite Alpha Trooper is a light weight, simple killing machine.

I've had this gun for a while. It has reliable slam fire, which allows it to fire as fast as an unmodded machine gun, and doesn't require spinning up any flywheels. It's also accurate, has good range, and never jams, and the 12-dart clip has plenty enough capacity for spraying opponents. A shame that you never really see these online or in stores anymore.

Easily the best for sale number of reasons. Range and accuracy first and foremost. Second, is volume of fire. With extended mags and easy magazine changes you can put out more darts, more accurately than anyone in the room. This gun is actually less likely to jam when using slam fire. Nothing fancy, simple and effective.

Slam fire check single fire check clip system check good range check good accuracy check fast speed check stock attachment point check front barrel attachment no tactical rail check may I say more

Nerf N-Strike Elite Roughcut Nerf N-Strike Elite Roughcut Product Image

This gun is easy to reload, which makes it great on the battlefield!

Not my favorite primary, but definitely my favorite side arm. never had problems with gun handling, and it is great for close quarter fighting where larger blasters are unwieldy and don't get the spray effect this does. Best sidearm I have ever owned

I just recently got it and agree with the people that suggest it being a secondary weapon. This gun is unpredictable and often has rough jams. The range and accuracy will vary every shot itch does give you an advantage because the enemy will have to guess where the two bullets will go as they fly at them at different speeds and patterns. This gun in my opinion is worth it!

This gun is more of a secondary weapon in my book. It is pretty reliable and has considerable accuracy and speed. It can fire one or two shots at a time, which is interesting since you can determine a situation where you need to save or let loose a flurry of bullets. Overall, it's a reliable and decent secondary weapon.

Nerf N-strike Rhino Fire Nerf N-strike Rhino Fire Product Image

Very amazing gun! We had a very LARGE Nerf Gun "war" at our church and this thing didn't JAM ONCE! I loved it! Now, to the bad stuff...It is not very accurate. For instance, If you were aiming for single people like a "Nerf Sniper" would this gun would not make a pleasing experience! It is also VERY BULKY! You would need a table or something to hold it up. Now the gun having NO ACCURACY WHATSOEVER does have a SLIGHT advantage...If a large group of people came in you could just keep firing your gun! It IS an AUTOMATIC so it MAY JAM! Overall I had a GREAT experience with this gun and WOULD recommend it to a friend! I would have to tell them about the Bulkiness, No Accuracy, Etc. Overall a 8/10! Very good Gun!

This gun is amazing, makes for epic battles. Sit at the entrance to your base with the tripod on and wait for the enemy to come. Epic highly recommend

Amazing gun holds 50 bullets crazy range and rapid fire you don't get much of those guns. Nice that they have a tripod for a big gun useful for sniping

Lol it's not that heavy carried it with me obviously without the tripod to make it weigh less and had the whole opponent team below me

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Product Image

If you have new darts and batteries with full ammo then this is the best gun. It's a shame they only get sold with 24 darts but at least you can use other clips that can hold 10 or 12 darts. (I removed the disc thing around the clips because they are not needed and they make the gun much bigger and a little heavier.)

Awesome gun! Biggest capacity in the whole nerf age! Doesn't jam a lot, but the only thing is they only sell this baby with 24 darts out of 144 darts. Awesome gun who ever think this gun is suck is a loser! ( double loser)

I just went out on the battlefield a few minutes ago, and I had the hail-fire with me, suddenly 2 players came for the flag, (a recon barrel) but I got both of them with a 25 dart drum before they got it.

I have this gun and it has a jam free system on the clear plastic

Nerf N-Strike Elite Demolisher Two-in-One

Got this for my nephew's bday. I wish nerf guns in my day looked this kool and was a semi automatic. All I had was ballzooka. Yeah, wow, fun. Anyways, it's a semi shooting above elite ranges with a grenade launcher when you're clipped out of darts. Battery consumption is reasonable for this big fly wheel spitting out darts from the kool banana clip. So what else can you ask for. Oh yea, that giant sized bullet can hurt if you get one really good pump. Definitely don't aim that to the face!

This is an awesome nerf gun the rapid strike is better for a nerf war but I like this better it has the most power in the entire nerf history and if you shoot it on some guy in a nerf war that guy will get hurt and hesitate so that's why I would prefer this nerf n strike elite demolished 2in 1 blaster

I have this gun, and all I have to do to win a war is rev the loud engine. And when I shoot, the bullet flies fast and accurate. The only problem is that the missiles break to easily. Still, it beats out every other gun on the market!

Pretty great blaster. semi auto functions are great. but of course since the grenade isn't actually explosive (obviously not like literally explosive with gunpowder or whatever but maybe of they had a thing that when fired, shoots a spray of three of four darts, all in different locations or something), it probably would earn a place around here on the ranking. it's like a strife with a stock but with a handy foam rocket that you can shoot at people. it isn't the best for actually hitting people but you can shoot it at your opponent as a brief distraction before you send a hail of darts at them.

The Contenders

Nerf N-Strike Elite Triad Nerf N-Strike Elite Triad Product Image

Don't judge by it's looks. This little side arm is very very misleading with it's size to power ratio. If you think this is a pee wee blaster with no kick, you'll be surprised when the person who is shot by this is left with a mark. Smart ar, compact, and can hang with or destroy some of the other elite guns in comparison. And lastly, dirt cheap.

This tiny pistol has a lot more power than its looks suggest. It is easily the best sidearm choice out there, since it can shoot powerfully and accurately and with a decent range. Dual wielding with a sword in one hand and this pistol in the other, I ruin the battle field! With just the pistol, as long as you're a little athletic, you can out pace even the rapid fire, due to its ability to shoot so well!

When I got this for Christmas I thought it was going to shoot a couple of feet and then I shot it at my brother and it packs a punch. Really cheap and quick and easy to reload. Perfect gun for me

Of all of my Nerf experience, this gun turned out to be the best. Although it's small, it has probably massive amounts of power compared to many other guns. This includes large guns, small guns, fancy guns, and many more. So in my opinion, this probably turned out to be one of the best Nerf guns of all time.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Firestrike Nerf N-Strike Elite Firestrike Product Image

You're kidding right?! the garbage gun that the triad is, is better than this god tier gun with LAZER

My first gun ever, it shoots really really really far & is great for a secondary ( or main gun if you think its that good.) The loading of this gun is slightly harder than average, however I have no problem with loading it. This gun has a laser that is really nice and much much better than the glowshot. Overall this is one of the best guns... EVER!

My first gun and its great when it comes to accuracy and weight but it has a very long reload time and small dart capacity I'm talking five seconds per dart. A good secondary side arm.

This pistol is by far the best pistol nerf EVER made. It has a fantastic laser, shoots extremely far and has spots for two more darts. The laser only takes 2 AAA batteries which are super cheap. I would recommend this gun to absolutely everybody. I don't which is better, this or the retaliator. WARNING : this thing stings. A lot.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Stockade Blaster Nerf N-Strike Elite Stockade Blaster Product Image

Very inaccurate and rather pointless. Could be used as a cover gun but the capacity is pretty low.

Good fun and easy to use against anyone in a nerf gun war. Has good fire power too. Shot my brother a few times and he had red dots on his arms for weeks.

Very useful just time worthy to reload.

The trigger on this is super easy to pull, and it's the most compact behind the stryfe, but it holds more in the barrel, and 10 more in the detachable stock. But it's kinda hard to put things on the tactical rail. Other than that, it's a great little gun and highly recommended as a first buy!

Nerf Elite Mega Centurion Nerf Elite Mega Centurion Product Image

This Nerf blaster is very cool, but honestly it's impractical. First of all it's overpriced, it's bulky, it's way too big, it doesn't actually fire 100 feet :/ and its capacity is limited.

I think that there is A LOT of HATE for this gun! Although it may sting A LITTLE it DOES NOT HURT! I think that this is a VERY FUN "Sniper" gun! Overall a 7/10 Review.

This gun looks epic, and as soon as I saw it I bought the sonic ice version. I have to say, it can shoot insanely far, but it isn't very accurate past 15 meters. It also hits HARD. Since it is designed for long range, and my nerf war area is pretty small, I basically only use it for shooting targets. Seriously though, this thing can make a grown man cry!

#easton awesome primary barrel attachment is permanent and will not fire without it if your gonna paint or mod it do it out the box without barrel on

Hail Fire EX

My friend has it and it is insane! When it hits you it packs a powerful punch. Easy 910

It sucks duh you people

It is so powerful and holds a lot of ammo

Shoots really fast has has the most ammo of any nerf blaster

Nerf N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam ECS-12 Blaster Nerf N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam ECS-12 Blaster Product Image


Nerf Cam Sucks here in 80 dollars buy a nerf gun that's better than this nerf cam like the rampage rapidstrike.3 mega pixel in 2015 this is not acceptable it would be kay if it records like my iPhone 5s

I work for nerf they do terrible things. All they want is dough.

This gun is only good for filming first person shooters. Period. DO NOT BUY IT FOR ANYTHING ELSE WHATSOEVER!

Nerf Demolisher 2in1

Best Flywheel Blaster by far. Plus, the missile is a cool touch. It has amazing ranges and the banana clip is realistic and cool.

This gun is amazing.
Should've made into top three because of everything like its banana clip and missile.
And it's very unique color.

THIS IS AMAZING...this should've been in top has 2 rockets and darts!

Hyper Fire

It shoots 5 darts a second. It can shoot all of its darts in 5 seconds! Its one of the fastest shooting nerf gun ever

I have this gun and I love it it is a perfect example of a gun for rushing enemy bases the only problem is that even with a drum mag you burn through ammo super quick

Glad it's on the list. Unhappy it's not in the #1 spot. This beast TRASHES all others trying to attempt to almost tie it. In fact, it's so good that some nerf wars I'm in van it!

I personally think its in the top ten nerf guns of all time

Nerf Crossbolt

What u people talking about this is the strongest but least accurate gun ever seriously maverick is better than this so called crossbolt I hate it

It shoots far and is super accurate. It has loads of power and it is very fun to play with.

This is the best Nerf gun I ever got it's so awesome it like never jams it shoots more powerfully than some guns.

It is really accurate I don't know how it is not hits hard and super plain out awesome

Nerf Elite Firestrike

It is a great handgun

Love the lazer

N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster Product Image

Great gun my best primary, goes great with the tried ex-3.You can put as many attachments as you want and as many combinations as you want.There is special kits for it there are special stock, sights, barrels, grips, mags, and laser attachments that say "modulus" so must of the white and orange attachment are for this.If you like customizing then this is your gun.(Fair warning if you get the modulus and get the starter attachments the stock is very wobbly you can put another mag in there but the stock is very wobbly so you may need to get a better one or just reinforce the stock with pbc pipe I just got a new one, also the stock is not very comfortable so just get a new one.)

Best blaster in my opinion the internals of it and the demolisher are exactly the same so you can either get the one with a ton of tactical rails, and mods which is the Modulus, or you can get the stupid Granade launcher, which is the demolisher. The modulus is super comfortable if you put the correct grips and stocks on it and with semi auto that will allow you to fire as fast as an unmoded machine gun, well it's no hard choice to the Modulus over any nerf gun.

It's a good blaster not gonna sneak attack anyone though but same with the other motorized blasters plus its cool with all the upgrade kits and stuff definitely a good primary

The modulus is amazing for battles awesome scope and banana clip. If you put too many parts on it it gets too heavy. Overall it is the best ever gun I recommend it

Nerf Lightning Bow

Amazing bow it has long range and hard shots when I did nerd gun game I put this gun in for a reason

Great if you ad your friends are playing the hunger games

So cool! Best primary you will ever have, and the darts pack a punch! it is super accurate, and it with the thunder bow and lightning bow sounds cool! Thunder and lightning!

it sucks!

Nerf N-Strike Magstrike

Great can shoot ten bullets in a sec great for spraying at big amount of people!

Of course not you ass!

Don't swear boy

Is this elite?

Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Product Image

I'm surprised this one hasn't made the list yet. It is small, and easy to use one-handed. Basically a single action five shot revolver. At close range it is incredibly precise, with the darts only starting to wobble once they begin to really slow down. elite darts give moderately better Don't ask to get shot anywhere tender either.

This is the best secondary gun Nerf has made. You can operate with one hand and has great range and accuracy. It is also extremely easy to reload.

Great weapon. In my opinion with light mods it could be a primary. This thang shoots far and almost never misses and the best part, in can not jam! BUY THIS GUN!

This is pretty light weight, it doest get jammed... at all and with proper care with the darts, they shoot like 120 feet actually, especially with the elite darts buut... you can stretch a muscle in your thumb after having to pull the part back so many times but I recommend this gun to anyone

Nerf Longstrike Cs-6

This is a great sniper blaster it has a great consistent shooting distance. This gun has the best accuracy in all the nerf elite blaster line!

It is a good sniper blaster and shoots very far distance and also very very very very quiet in shooting things and easy to reload

This used to be my favorite gun. If you put a stronger spring in it it probably would be a good sniper rifle.

This has always been my favorite. It never jams and I always know I'm well off taking this into battle

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