Nerf and Super Soaker shields are typically plastic pieces that can be attached to the blaster through the usage of a tactical rail. This gives shields the ability to be used on a wide variety of blasters, although their size may prevent them from working on certain blasters. This problem most notably affects the Lightningstorm shield, which has part of it hanging down to the sides, which causes some wide blasters to not be compatible with it.
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Smart Stick Shields
Main article: Smart Stick Shield
Smart Stick Shields are only compatible with Mattel BOOMco. blasters. Compatible with Smart Stick Darts, they allow BOOMco. ammunition (the aforementioned darts and Smart Stick Rounds) to stick to their surfaces.
- The Manta Ray is large enough to act as a shield; it is the only Nerf blaster advertised as being able to be used as a shield.
- Depending on the rules set, shields may or may not be allowed to be used during Nerf wars. To avoid problems, ask the host of the war whether shields are allowed or not.
- Original packaging for the Vortex Pyragon showed off a Nitron with a shield instead of a Centerfire Tech electronic scope. Unfortunately, the re-release and shield were dropped.
- The cancelled Tek Strike series featured its own special shield that would have tracked the amount of times it was hit with special darts.