With the release of the N-Strike Elite Rayven CS-18 Blaster, many are wondering what sets this model apart from its predecessors. From dart velocity to customizable attachments, the N-Strike Elite Rayven CS-18 Blaster has all the features you need to up your Nerf game. This comprehensive look at the blaster will give you a better understanding of why this model is gaining so much attention.

Overview of the N-Strike Elite Rayven CS-18 Blaster

N-Strike Elite Rayven CS-18 Blaster

Outfitted with a clip system and released in 2013, the Rayven CS-18 is an incredible N-Strike Elite series Nerf blaster that will blast your opponents away. The Rayven is a powerful, medium-sized bullpup blaster that has been enhanced to offer extraordinary long-distance capabilities. Compared to its predecessor, it is more powerful and has a louder report.

The blaster’s carrying handle is equipped with a top tactical rail, while the right side houses an additional tactical rail, giving the blaster two rails in total. Although it doesn’t come with a barrel extension, this product is still perfectly compatible with them. Equipped with two attachment points above the muzzle and one on each side of the rear stock, the blaster is the perfect companion for carrying your sling or Bandolier Strap.

Features of the blaster

  • N-Strike Elite Rayven CS-18 Blaster has a bullpup design.
  • The Rayven CS-18 comes with 18 darts that glow in the dark.
The blaster features 8 darts that glow in the dark.

  • Blaster is packaged with a Firefly Tech clip.
  • To get it up and to run, you’ll need four “AA” batteries.
  • The blaster features two tactical tails.


The Elite Rayven has been given a stylish makeover, but it has much more than just a fresh coat of paint – there have been several minor adjustments that significantly improve its performance in Nerf battles. Moreover, Rayven has a bullpup design, which is a total boon for comfort and maneuverability. Its small, compact frame ensures it’s light and easy to carry but feels strong enough to support two-handed use. Even with its petite size, it’s still adept enough to be used single-handedly while dodging darts or running around.

N-Strike Elite Rayven CS-18 Blaster Operation

To operate the Rayven, you must first press down the exterior button to get the flywheels spinning and then pull the trigger to unleash a dart. The trigger is sensitive to the lightest touch since only a minimal amount of pressure is needed to activate the flywheels. To get the best range, count to two seconds before you fire!

N-Strike Elite Rayven CS-18 Blaster Unboxing

Pros and Cons of the N-Strike Elite Rayven CS-18 Blaster

Advantages of the Blaster

  • The Rayven CS-18 uses a firefly tech clip.
  • The blaster features an incredible bullpup design.
  • It has two tactical tails that let you add accessories.
  • Outfitted with Firefly Tech clips and glow-in-the-dark streamline foam darts, N-Strike clip-fed blasters are fully compatible with one another.
  • The Rayven is able to wield the might of all N-Strike clips and drum magazines, as well as unleash devastating barrages of Streamline darts.

The downside of the blaster

  • It may be a bit of a challenge to detach the Recon or Retaliator barrel extension from the Rayven.
  • Without sufficient practice and the addition of slings, dual-reloading during battle can be a challenging task.
  • The Trigger Pull on the Rayven is very stiff unless you are accustomed to it, and might not be the most welcome feature for newcomers.
  • The Elite Rayven’s flywheels make louder noise.
  • The blaster requires four AA batteries to operate.


What is the Rayven cs-18?

Released in 2013, the Rayven CS-18 is an iconic clip system Nerf blaster from the N-Strike Elite series that packs a serious punch!

What is a Rayven Blaster?

The Rayven is a semi-automatic flywheel clip system blaster, boasting a unique feature of firing glow-in-the-dark ammunition powered by its advanced “Firefly Tech” clip.

What Dart clip does the Rayven take?

The Rayven is capable of accepting any type of Nerf dart clip, from the Raider’s mighty 35-dart drum to the common 6-dart magazine.