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The Magnus is a Nerf blaster that was released under the N-Strike Elite Mega sub-series in 2014.

It comes packaged with three Mega Darts.


The Magnus features a textured trigger grip, a tethering point on the lower-part of the handle and a tactical rail on the bottom of the blaster. It is internally fed similarly to the Vigilon or the Speedload 6 and holds up to three Mega Darts in total. The jam release button is on the left side of the blaster and requires a pen or paper clip to engage reliably.

It is advertised with a firing range of up to eighty-five feet.


The Magnus was the second Mega blaster to be revealed. It was first discovered in September 2013.

In some countries, the Magnus was given soft releases in November to December 2013. It was formerly a Toys R Us exclusive in Singapore until Summer 2014.

It was re-released under the Z.E.D. Squad sub-series in the Magnus 2-Pack.

Color schemes

The Magnus has been released with the following color schemes:

  • Standard (red, gray, and orange)
  • Zombie Strike red (red, gray, and orange)
  • Zombie Strike blue (blue, gray, and orange)
  • Sonic ICE (clear blue, gray and orange)

Reloading and firing

To reload the Magnus, pull back the priming slide and load in up to three Mega Darts. The darts should be inserted gently and uniformly so as to help reduce jamming. Push the slide forward to finish priming the blaster - also gently, so as to avoid crushing misaligned darts.

Pull the trigger to fire a dart.


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MEGA Magnus Commerical

The official Magnus commercial.

  • It is possible to shoot the Magnus with an Elite Dart inside a Mega Dart, but at the expense of range. When fired with an Elite Dart inside a Mega Dart, the Elite Dart will come out just enough for users to manually pull it out.
  • This is the only N-Strike Elite Mega blaster to have a built-in clip.
  • A chambered dart may fall out of the Magnus if the blaster is swung by the grip with sufficient force.
  • To use the Magnus as a single-shot, muzzle-loaded blaster, prime it, then load a dart from the front into the barrel for a quick shot. In this way, one can avoid paying for a cheaper and more reliable BigShock.


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The full image gallery for Magnus may be viewed at Magnus/Gallery.

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