Nerf has had an amazing run since its inception, creating lines upon lines of new Nerf blasters that help deliver fun to any child’s life.
But while we tend to focus on learning more about the wide variety of blasters that Nerf has released, we skip over some of the most exciting aspects of these popular blasters: the darts!
If you’re interested in learning more about some of the darts that you rely on during your Nerf battles, let’s dive into some different types of Nerf darts you’ll come across while you’re shopping around.
The Different Types of Nerf Darts Over The Years
1. The Nerf Micro Dart
The Nerf Micro Dart was a product developed for the N-Strike series back in 2003. If you had a blaster like the Nerf N-Strike Maverick REV-6, you’re most likely familiar with these darts.
Sporting an orange body with a blue suction tip, these were among the first darts you probably played with when you first started your Nerf collection.
These darts were much smaller than modern offerings and have been replaced by newer models that offer better performance.
- FORTNITE LLAMA DART-FIRING BLASTER: Nerf MicroShots mini-sized blaster toy is inspired by the iconic Loot Llama used in the popular Fortnite video game
- SCRUNCHED-DOWN STYLE: Nerf MicroShots collectible, dart-firing blasters capture the look of the original blasters -- and in this case, llama! -- but in a scrunched-down style all their own
2. The Nerf Whistler Dart
The Nerf Whistler Dart was developed as a variant for the Micro Dart in 2003 and would last much longer than the previous ammo.
Featuring a similar body with a rounded tip containing a hole, shooting whistling darts at enemies would produce a whistling noise that would be both exciting and nervewracking if you happened to find yourself on the other end of it.
These darts were discontinued in 2011.
3. The Nerf Streamline Dart
The Nerf Streamline Dart was designed in 2006 for the N-Strike series and was meant to be a universal dart that could be used in weapons with clip systems (something that its predecessor, the Micro Dart, couldn’t do).
Despite being a follow-up for the Micro Dart, the Nerf Streamline Dart did not have a great reputation. Whereas other darts offer a hollow body, the Streamline Dart had a long, hollow middle with a hollow tip.
This resulted in a lack of accuracy and darts that would break quite easily over time. Fortunately, the Streamline Dart is no longer around and has been replaced with better options.
4. The Nerf Elite Dart
The Nerf Elite Dart was released in 2012 with the production of the Nerf N-Strike Elite series. The Nerf Elite Dart was definitely a major improvement from the Nerf Streamline Dart, with Nerf N-Strike Elite weapons claiming an improved distance of up to 75-feet.
That being said, the accuracy and distance of the Nerf Elite Dart are hit or miss (pun intended).
Because it still has some of the design flaws of previous iterations, it may not always hit its mark, which can also be attributed to some of the design elements of the blaster you’re using as well.
That being said, these modern darts are still much better than older versions.
5. The Nerf Mega Dart
The Nerf Mega Dart comes from the Nerf N-Strike Mega series developed in 2013. The major difference between this dart release and other dart releases is the fact that it is substantially larger than other darts Nerf developed in the past.
Because of its sheer size, this dart flies further than other blasters in previous series, offering a greater chance of hitting your enemies on the battlefield.
Additionally, Nerf Mega Darts come with whistling tips to make your shots even more intimidating as you launch them across the battlefield. If you don’t already have a Nerf N-Strike Mega blaster in your collection, you should definitely consider it!
6. The Nerf Zombie Strike Dart
Although the Nerf N-Strike Elite series offers some of the most reliable Nerf blasters around, some players may be looking for products that offer a little more personality.
One dart that comes from such a series is the Nerf Zombie Strike Dart. The Nerf Zombie Strike series is one that’s set in an apocalyptic future where zombies reign free.
This series not only sets the mood with brilliantly designed weaponry, but you’ll discover that the Nerf Zombie Strike Dart matches the weaponry as well, sporting a bright green design that adds even more character to the Zombie Strike blasters.
7. The Nerf Doomlands Dart
The Nerf Doomlands Dart is representative of another great, themed series. In Doomlands, you’re operating in a post-apocalyptic universe filled with bandits and mutated monsters.
The Nerf Doomlands series offers a more mellow color scheme, utilizing deep oranges and pale golds to set the theme (with a transparent portion of plastic over the firing mechanism on every blaster).
As such, you’ll find that the Nerf Doomlands Dart is also a light copper with a black tip. If you enjoy themed games, this is another series to look into.
- Official Nerf Doomlands 2169 Dart Refill Pack includes 30 Doomlands Deco Darts
- Darts are compatible with Nerf ZombieStrike and Elite Blasters (sold separately)
8. The Nerf AccuStrike Dart
The Nerf AccuStrike Dart was developed for the Nerf AccuStrike series of blasters, but you’ll be surprised to learn that it can work with Nerf N-Strike Elite series blasters as well (although you’ll likely want to be careful when placing them in clip systems or drums).
The Nerf AccuStrike Dart separates itself with a corkscrew-shaped tip and a more balanced body that’s designed to reduce drag and improve accuracy.
These darts were developed in 2017, so you can still buy them if you have an AccuStrike or Elite series blaster.
- Official Nerf darts: official Nerf darts are tested and approved for performance and quality
- Compatible with all official Nerf blasters that use Elite darts: compatible with all Nerf N-Strike Elite, accustrike Elite, zombie Strike, and modulus blasters
9. The Nerf Glow in the Dark Dart
The Nerf Glow in the Dark Dart was released for four different blasters but has since been discontinued and has remained that way.
Glow in the Dark Darts are actually quite rare due to the limited number of blaster releases, making blasters that use this type of ammunition quite rare and desirable for some collectors.
However, beyond the fact that they can glow in the dark, there’s not too much else to these products!
- Every dart size is 7.2Cm*1.2cm (2.84In*0.51in), color: White. Will glow at the dark after absorbing enough sunlight. Package includes 100 pcs darts.
- High quality and safe darts are made of high quality plastic and EVA Foam, non-toxic material. Have fun, have a safe Gun War!
10. The Nerf Tagger Micro Dart
As with the previous dart type, Nerf Tagger Micro Darts have been discontinued and were on a very limited run.
These darts were released under the Dart Tag series of products that allowed darts with velcro tips to stick to special clothing for players.
Unless you still have this equipment, you probably won’t be looking for these darts any time soon.
Different Types of Nerf Darts - Conclusion
Nerf darts, like blasters, are quite unique, and you’ll find that there all kinds you may not have even known about.
Whether you’re looking for a refill on old darts you’ve run out of or just like to learn more about the world of Nerf, the guide above will help you dive into some of the most essential Nerf darts produced thus far!