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Various dart heads. From left to right: whistling, suction cup, rubber, and Velcro-tipped.

A dart head is the tip that is on the end of any dart. They come in a variety of colors and designs.

Types of heads

Whistling heads

Whistling heads are hollow rubber with a small hole in them. When darts with whistling heads are fired, air moves through the hole and makes the whistling sound the darts are often named for. The faster the dart goes, the more it whistles. Some blaster darts are slow, so they are silent. Using whistling headed darts can increase range due to the heavy whistling head.

Whistler Darts, Sonic Micro Darts, Tagger Micro Whistler Darts Screamin' Micro Darts, Screamin' Mega Darts, and N-Strike Mega Mega Darts feature the use of a the whistling head.

Suction cups

Main article: Suction cup

Suction cup heads are the most recognizable head of any Nerf dart. They are able to stick onto certain surfaces, such as glass or tile. Darts with suction cup heads were the most popular darts for the entirety of classic Nerf, but in modern times, the rapid-fire and clip system capabilities of blasters have made the suction cup less used.

Darts that feature the use of suction cup heads include Micro Darts, Mega Darts, and Suction Darts.

Rubber heads

Darts with simple rubber heads do not have any special feature. The dart head itself is smaller in diameter than the dart body. The dart is shaped in such a way to be compatible with clip system blasters and clips. If fired fast enough, darts with rubber heads will whistle. This is caused by air moving over the small circular hole on the dart head. Rubber heads are arguably the most durable of dart heads.

Darts that feature the use of a rubber head include Streamline Darts, Elite Darts, Collectible Darts, and Zombie Strike Darts.

Velcro-tipped heads

Darts with Velcro-tipped heads darts allow them to stick to certain fabrics. They are primarily used for Dart Tag. The Velcro may come off after heavy use.

Darts that feature the use of Velcro-tipped heads include the Tagger Micro Dart and the Tagger Micro Whistler Darts.