A good gaming mouse could mean the difference between victory and defeat, that’s even more true for games such as World Of Warcraft and Black Desert.
There are many gaming mice out there made for a variety of games, ranging from big to small, from light to heavy, and from FPS to strategy and even simulators. But one gaming genre is so complex that it requires its own version of a gaming mouse. I am, of course, talking about MMO.
The MMO mouse, more specifically the MMORPG mouse, is a beast in its own right. It has 12 thumb buttons and then some, durability and precision to rival that of an arch-mage, and customization so deep you can get lost in for hours. The MMO mouse is, in my humble opinion, the pinnacle of the gaming revolution and the gaming mouse in general.
But like any other device, the MMO gaming mouse can range from bad to good and beyond. We have gathered here in this corner of the Internet to find out which MMO mice are not only good, but great – and which of those is the best MMO mouse of all time.
Whether you prefer to play as a tank, healer, or mage, and whether you prefer to live in the world of Archeage, WoW, or The Elder Scrolls Online – as long as you are an MMO gamer, we have something for everyone.
Best MMO Mouse – At a Glance
- Best For Comfort – Corsair Scimitar Pro
- Best for WoW – Logitech G600
- Best for Customization – Razer Naga Trinity
- Best Budget MMO Mouse – Redragon M901
- Best Design – Roccat Leadr
- Best for Performance – Corsair Nightsword RGB
- Best for Speed – Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
- Best for Precision – Razer Naga Chroma
- Best For Combinations – Steelseries Rival 500
- Best Overall – Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
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Top 10 MMO Mice for 2021
Who doesn’t love an MMO? If you are here, then you have probably at least played one MMORPG, be it World of Warcraft, Black Desert or even the Elder Scrolls Online, doesn’t matter. If you have then you know how many spells and abilities you need in order to win a battle, especially on the higher level. The MMO mouse is a wonder that combines everything you need into a small compact device.
1. Corsair Scimitar Pro – Best For Comfort
DPI: 100 – 16,000 | Sensor: PixArt PMW3367, Optical (LED) | Battery life: No Batteries | Interface: USB | Buttons: 17 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 5.26 oz with wire (4.23 without wire) | Connection: Wired
Back when the Corsair Scimitar Pro was first released in 2017, there was a significant drought in MMO mice from established brands. The Razer Naga Trinity and the Logitech G600 dominated the market. At the same time, smaller manufacturers had a hard time keeping up, and so Corsair decided to throw their hat in the ring as they released a new and innovative mouse designed with comfort in mind.
When this mouse was released, you can bet that I was first in line to go and try it out. It promised a new and innovative design that would elevate your skills to a greater level, and to some extent, it succeeded in that.
The wired gaming mouse is a joy to look at; a smooth and slick shell curves to the form of your palm, while a yellow side panel welcomes you with 12 re-programmable thumb buttons. Not to worry, though; if you don’t like the yellow design, this gaming mouse also comes in all black.
RGB lights shine through the mouse wheel, side buttons, and the Corsair logo under your palm. You can change the colors it glows with and even the different lighting effects available, all with the Corsair software (iCUE).
As for the buttons themselves, apart from the twelve side ones and the three main ones, there are also two on the mouse’s face, which are used to adjust the DPI settings. The thumb pad is adjustable, so you can move the 12 buttons either further away or closer to your wrist, depending on whether you have a big hand or a smaller one. The Corsair Scimitar Pro itself has an ergonomic design with a very rounded back, perfect for palm grips. Finally, a mouse that speaks to my soul.
As for the build, well, you can be sure that this mouse will last you a whole elven lifetime. And if not quite that long, its aluminum frame will at least take a good long while to break. This gaming mouse feels solid and durable, with little to no wobbling or losses. Solid matte plastic covers its whole body, except for the sensor surrounded by hardcore metal. All of this adds up to put the mouse a bit on the heavier side, not to mention that the buttons are pretty loud.
But weight and sound are not problematic for MMO games, especially when you consider the mouse’s performance. The MMO gaming mouse has a PixArt PMW3367 native 16,000 DPI optical sensor with a 1.2 mm lift-off distance and a 1000 Hz maximum polling rate. That’s not to mention the 1 step adjustable DPI; this means that you can change your DPI by 1, so if it’s set to 800, you can scale it to as little as 801. For someone like me who is a mouse sensitivity snob (if there isn’t such a thing, I just invented it), this is perfect.
I tested the Corsair Scimitar Pro on the ElderScrolls Online and World Of Warcraft, and it worked perfectly, In fact, it made me want to get back into an MMO of some kind; I’ve been eyeing Black Desert for a while. I also tried the gaming mouse on some single-player and multiplayer FPS games like the OuterWorlds and Overwatch, and there it was a bit of a struggle due to the mouse’s heavy weight (I swear it wasn’t just because of my poor skill.). I also tried it on Civilization VI and some other strategy games. To be frank, this mouse is good when you have time to plan your next action, but when you get into fast-paced battles that require fast twitches of the wrist such as in Overwatch, this wired gaming mouse falls short. Still, the Corsair Scimitar Pro was not made for FPS games; it was made for MMOs, and in that, it succeeded with flying colors. I never knew before how colors could fly, but that’s beside the point.
In the end, would I recommend this MMO mouse? If you are going to play MMO games, then definitely, but if you plan on playing something like an FPS with it, maybe try a gaming mouse that’s a bit lighter.
2. Logitech G600 – Best for WoW
DPI: 200 – 8,200 | Sensor: Avago S9808, Laser | Battery life: No Batteries | Interface: USB | Buttons: 20 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 6.03 oz with wire (4.76 without wire) | Connection: Wired
Part of the big three, as I like to call them, the Logitech G600 is one of those gaming mice that focuses on one thing and one thing only (I bet you’ll never guess what that is). The G600, largely considered the best MMORPG mouse by a number of people, was originally released way back in the olden days of 2012. This Logitech gaming mouse was the answer to the cries of countless gamers. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true, but the G600 was a big hit when it first came out.
It has a simple, clean design with no futuristic-looking shapes or RGB lights, except for those on the thumb panel. And, the Logitech mouse is tall and hefty. In fact, it’s so big that people with a fingertip grip would find it difficult to hold, no matter their hand size. On the other hand (no pun intended), the MMO mouse is a delight for anyone using a palm grip. The ergonomic design of this Logitech mouse will also suit the MMO player who uses a claw grip, as long as they have big hands.
The buttons themselves are quite a treat. Apart from the three main ones, the wired mouse also has an additional 12 thumb buttons as well as 2 more behind the clickable scroll wheel. It even has a dedicated G shift button, which can activate a whole new setting for every single stud on the mouse, essentially doubling the number of spells at your disposal for a total of 20 MMO tuned buttons.
The G600 thumb panel itself can change to a variety of colors and a limited amount of lighting effects, as long as you download the Logitech G Hub, of course. The software can also download premade profiles for games such as World Of Warcraft and BioShock Infinite – shout out to you if you remember this epic game. But you can also use Logitech’s G Hub to store up to 3 profile settings, in addition to the 3 in the onboard memory.
As for the body of the G600 MMO gaming mouse, it’s actually built quite well despite its simplistic design – or maybe because of it. The whole outer shell is covered in hard plastic with a smooth black finish, and the buttons themselves are quiet; you won’t be waking up any roommates, which I see as both a good and a bad thing. The MMORPG mouse is solid to the touch, and nothing feels loose or wobbly. Nothing feels too special or groundbreaking either, but do you really need more for a cheap MMO mouse like this one?
Now, unlike most modern MMO mice or gaming mice in general, this Logitech MMO mouse is equipped with a laser sensor instead of an optical one. While there is an argument to be made for both trackers, I will not get into it right now. Instead, I will give you the facts, and the facts are that yeah, it’s pretty adequate. And, there’s nothing wrong with just adequate.
The laser sensor is an Avago S9808 model with a minimum DPI of 200 and a maximum of 8200. It has a minimum lift-off distance of 1.2 mm and a maximum polling rate of 1000 Hz (1ms). Sadly, however, despite its gaming-grade laser, the mouse does not work on glass. This is, quite frankly, surprising as one of the selling points of laser mice is that they work on transparent surfaces.
Nevertheless, this is still a pretty good MMORPG mouse. I tried it out on World of Warcraft, which also gave me a chance to test out the premade profiles, and while they were pretty nice to have, I still prefer the personal touch of making your own.
I also tried the mouse on Civilization VI, and like the Corsair Scimitar Pro, it worked perfectly fine. I also got the sudden urge to replay Monkey Island for the 100th time, and on that too, the mouse worked well enough. However, problems arise when you try to play FPS games, like Overwatch or Call of Duty. The mouse’s weight makes your movements a bit sluggish, which is a big problem for fast-paced shooters, but not so much for other genres. Despite this, due to the well-built and comfortable outer shell, and most of all the 20 programmable buttons, the G600 MMO gaming mouse may just be the best mouse for WoW.
3. Razer Naga Trinity – Best for Customization
DPI: 100 – 16,000 | Sensor: Razer 5G, Optical (LED) | Battery life: No Batteries | Interface: USB | Buttons: 20 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 5.22 oz with wire (4.23 oz without wire) | Connection: Wired
And thus with the introduction of the Razer Naga Trinity, the holy trinity of MMO mice is complete. Originally released in 2017 and part of the Razer Naga series, the Trinity is aptly named for its trifecta of thumb panels, which allows you to switch from a 12 button mouse to a more focused MOBA gaming mouse or even a 2 button FPS gaming mouse. Essentially, the Razer Naga Trinity is giving you 3 mice in 1 – and for a reasonable price, if I might add.
Easily considered by some to be the best MMO mouse there is, the Naga Trinity has a very gaming-oriented look, with RGB lighting surrounding the scroll wheel, the thumb buttons, and even the logo under your palm. But don’t worry. If you are not really into that glowing aesthetic, the two-button panel will lower the flashiness a bit.
So let’s get down to what makes this Razer Naga Trinity worthy of its name: its unique design. The thumb panel is kept in place by some powerful magnets. (I feel like there is room here for a Jesse Pinkman joke, but I am not going to make it.) The thumb panel itself is easily removable and pops off the mouse. Not to worry though, without the intent to remove it, it’s not budging, so there will be no accidental disassembly of the mouse in the middle of your gaming experience.
Apart from the 12 buttons, which are the focus of any MMO mouse, the Naga Trinity has a wheel pattern with 7 buttons. This 7 button thumb panel is meant for MOBA games, and I wonder to myself, why haven’t more gaming mice done this? The only other example I can think of is the Razer Naga Hex, but that is not as polished as this one. Personally, I am not a big MOBA fan, but testing the circular panel in League of Legends really did make a difference in my performance, and quite frankly, it made the Trinity the best mouse for MOBA, in my opinion at least.
As for the 2 button side panel, well, it’s also quite nice to have. We all know how annoying it can get when you want to take a break from an MMO and play Minecraft, no? Just me? Still, if you want to play something else, the 12 button mouse can become a hindrance. Lucky for me, the Razer Naga Trinity exists. Unlucky for me, it’s not meant for small hands.
The MMO mouse is quite bulky and tall and is not recommended for people with small hands or fingertip grips. The ergonomic design itself can actually be quite comfortable, but the overall feel will change depending on which side panel you use.
Other than that, this gaming mouse is very durable. Despite being covered in hard plastic, it feels solid and smooth to the touch. The mouse wheel is a bit wobbly, but that is because you can tilt it from side to side. As for the cable, it’s a bit rigid and not as flexible as it could have been, but I don’t see that being a problem, especially when you get used to it.
The DPI settings are also well done. The optical sensor is actually a proprietary one called the Razer 5G, and it has a minimum DPI of 100 and a maximum of 16000 with 2 DPI adjustment buttons right beneath the scroll wheel.
I tried to test this multi-button mouse on a variety of games. While it did a pretty good job on the MMORPG and MOBA side of things, it stumbled on FPS games like Battlefield and CS: GO. Don’t get me wrong, the 2 button side panel was a big help, but the sheer weight of the gaming mouse dragged it down a bit. But that is because I am comparing it to other lighter FPS mice, when you look at the Razer Naga Trinity for what it is, this still is the best MMO mouse for FPS games.
For more of my favourite Razer mice, take a look at my picks for best Razer mice.
4. Redragon M901 – Best Budget MMO Mouse
DPI: 200 – 12,400 | Sensor: PixArt PMW3327, Optical (LED) | Battery life: No Batteries | Interface: USB | Buttons: 18 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 6.21 oz with wire (4.76 oz without wire) | Connection: Wired
Are you searching for an MMO mouse on a budget? If so, then you have come to the right place. Now there is a good chance that you may have never heard of Redragon as a brand, but there is an equally good chance that you have used one of their products before and quite possibly, still are. That is because, before the company began their journey of manufacturing cheap MMO mice that could contend with our gaming overlords, they used to produce a lot of electronic components for other brands, such as, oh I don’t know, RAZER!
Taking inspiration from their former business partners turned competitors, the Redragon M901 has curves for days, and RGB lighting graces the thumb buttons, scroll wheel, logo, and the bottom of the mouse itself – truly a spectacle for the eyes. That is, if you haven’t already seen this design somewhere else.
There must be sacrifices for every budget mouse, and sadly, with the Redragon series, it’s the recycled design. On the inside, most of their mice might have different functionalities, but they look strikingly similar on the outside.
Even so, they have tried to make the gaming mouse as comfortable as possible. The ergonomic design of the body is covered in molded plastic and topped with a matte finish, while a groove on the right panel makes for the perfect resting spot for your pinky finger.
The buttons themselves are quite numerous – this is still a budget MMO mouse after all. Each one is equipped with a mechanical switch that allows for greater durability and more satisfying clicks. While the side panel has a total of 12 buttons, the other 6 are located on the face of the mouse, and each and every one is programmable, of course.
But the customization does not stop there. This cheap MMO mouse also has weight tuning capabilities so that you can make it as light as a feather or heavier than a mountain. Ok, maybe not really, but you can make it as lightweight or as heavy as you want. So you can technically play FPS games without being encumbered by the weight of a 12 button mouse, making this an ideal MMO mouse for FPS games.
Like any other gaming mouse manufacturer, the Redragon also has its own software which you can use to change the colors, store mouse profiles, and of course, change the DPI.
Speaking of which, this MMO mouse has quite the badass laser sensor. Called the Avago, it offers a maximum DPI of 12400 and a 1000 Hz polling rate, as well as 30G acceleration. Now, this being a laser sensor and all, it can track your mouse smoothly on any surface, without the need of a mouse pad – yes, even on glass.
I tested the sensor on my glass table, and it worked just as well as it did on a mouse mat. The adjustable weight also works perfectly when you want to take a break from your favorite MMORPG and go into the FPS world. The budget MMO mouse works just as well for Overwatch as it does for Civilization VI and World of Warcraft. If however for some reason, this budget mouse does not do it for you then check out my other Article on the best budget gaming mouse.
5. Roccat Leadr – Best Design
DPI: 100 – 12,000 | Sensor: PixArt 3361, Optical (LED) | Battery life: ~20 hours | Interface: USB | Buttons: 14 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 4.7 oz | Connection: Wireless
So, we’re going from a repetitive design to one of the most unique designs on the market? All right. The Roccat Leadr is not your typical wireless MMO mouse; for starters, it opts out of the whole keyboard on a mouse aesthetic for a more spread out and ambidextrous feel.
The gaming mouse has a symmetrical look to it. Although it’s not fully ambidextrous, it can still be used by both right and left-handed people. Instead of the thumb pad we all know and love, the Roccat Leadr has chosen quite a unique button layout.
Of course, you have your standard right and left-click as well as a scroll wheel, which can tilt in both directions. But, here’s where it gets complicated. A paddle of sorts near the thumb on your right hand can move up and down as a sort of secondary scroll wheel. Other than that, there are a few extra buttons on the mouse’s face: two on the left side for the DPI settings and two on the right that can change profiles. Oh, you thought we were done, did you? *Insert menacing laugh here*
This is way more than a gaming mouse with 4 side buttons. The Roccat Leadr has an additional button just below the thumb groove, which activates its secret power. As long as you are pressing it down, it gives you access to a whole new set of commands, essentially doubling the buttons at your disposal. They don’t call it a multi-button gaming mouse for nothing. Of course, all of these are programmable buttons on a game-to-game basis.
But there is a slight problem with the ergonomic design, at least for me personally. The wireless mouse is too big for people with small hands, so people like me will have a tough time reaching the buttons. Other than that, it’s pretty solid to the touch and comfortable, despite it missing some rubber grips on the side.
As you have probably noticed already (that is to say, if you’ve been paying attention), this is a wireless mouse that claims to have zero lag and almost zero latency. Although I was a bit skeptical at first, it worked perfectly during my tests, and it’s not like other gaming mice haven’t achieved similar results. The battery will last you the better part of 20 hours, and the transmission has a range of a little over 10 feet, so living room gaming is on the table.
The receiver itself looks like a small box that plugs into your PC via micro USB. To charge the mouse, you can either hang it on the receiver, or you can plug it in via USB cable so you can play while charging, essentially making this a wired gaming mouse as well as a wireless one.
The wireless MMO gaming mouse has an optical sensor with a minimum DPI of 100 and a maximum of 12000, which you can adjust either with the Roccat Swarm software or with the mouse buttons themselves. Using the software, you can also change the RGB lighting, reprogram the various controls, and save it all on the onboard memory.
All in all, this MMO mouse performed quite well even in FPS games, despite its weight. I tried it out in Overwatch, where the extra buttons were a big help with my abilities, and in Call of Duty, which makes this another MMO mouse for FPS games. I also decided to get back into Warcraft around this time, Warcraft 3, to be precise, and I had a lot of fun with it, not just because of the nostalgia. But for some reason, my little nephew started calling this the Warcraft mouse, which made me think that maybe I was playing a bit too much. Of course, in the end though, this is an MMO mouse, and it will work perfectly well for any MMO gamer.
6. Corsair Nightsword RGB – Best for Performance
DPI: 100 – 18,000 | Sensor: PixArt PMW3391, Optical (LED) | Battery life: No Batteries | Interface: USB | Buttons: 10 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 6.14 oz with wire (5.11 without wire) | Connection: Wired
Well, well, well, it looks like we are moving from one unique design to another, although maybe not one as well-received as the Roccat Leadr. The Corsair Nightsword RGB mouse is the opposite of the Scimitar RGB: think of the Nightsword as the rebellious younger punk sibling, while the Scimitar is your diligent, successful older brother.
This Corsair MMO mouse has a design that just screams “gaming”, plain and simple. It has a tall back, and rubber grips cover the palm rest or (as I like to call it, the butt of the mouse) as well as the thumb rest, which sticks out of the side like, well, a sore thumb. The two main buttons, the left and right-click, look like the two big vampire teeth every bloodsucker has, and underneath them rests the RGB lighting, which I adjusted to glow red, red as blood.
Like the Roccat Leadr before it, this gaming mouse chooses to opt-out of the whole thumb pad layout. Instead, they’ve spread the programmable buttons all over the place. There’s your typical left-click, right-click, and a clickable scroll wheel with adjustable resistance. Above them are 2 buttons that shift your profiles between the 3 stored on the onboard memory. Just at the end of the left-click button sit 2 smaller ones that are used for the DPI setting. Finally, on the left side, there are 2 thumb buttons as well as a much larger square stud known as a “sniper” button.
Turning the mouse over, on the bottom it has some tunable weights that sit under a panel, which, to be frank, is quite hard to open. But the weights themselves are relatively easy to add and remove.
The Corsair overall feels sturdy with no rattling or wobbling going on. The feet actually feel relatively standard and glide well enough. Its heavy weight gives it a hefty feel. The buttons are equipped with a very durable Omron switch, and the scroll wheel is very rubbery for a better grip. As for the cable, well, it’s pretty average and feels a bit stiff.
But the stiff cable doesn’t take away from the performance. Just like the Scimitar Pro RGB, the Nightsword runs on the Corsair Utility Engine or, as it is known, iCUE software. With it, you can adjust the DPI optical sensor from a minimum of 100 to a maximum of 18000, as well as create profile settings for different games and mess with the RGB lighting. You can also tune the Corsair mouse to a variety of surfaces if you don’t have a mouse pad and automatically keep track of the weights you put in and take out.
The mouse is tall and a bit heavy even without all the weights, so if you have small hands, you are in for an uncomfortable time. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter what grip style you use; the mouse is versatile and comfortable. Corsair has really done a good job with this one.
I tested the MMO mouse on all the usual suspects like Warcraft, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, where I had a surprisingly easy time zig-zagging as Tracer across the battlefield and shooting down Pharahs as Widowmaker. All in all, the Corsair Nightsword RGB is a great MMO gaming mouse, with the only glaring downside being its unusual design, which I see as both a pro and a con.
7. Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse – Best for Speed
DPI: 200 – 12,000 | Sensor: PixArt PMW3366, Optical (LED) | Battery life: 24-32 hours | Interface: USB | Buttons: 11 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 3.88 oz | Connection: Wireless
True to its name, the Logitech G903 Lightspeed is a blazing fast MMO mouse. While some other brands prefer to focus on things like design or buttons, Logitech has decided to go in a different direction and focus all of their attention on how fast they can make an MMO mouse. Now, it’s no Glorious Model O, but it’s still damn good.
The Logitech MMO mouse looks sleek and feels smooth, with hard edges as its defining feature. It has latex grips instead of the typical rubber ones, and it is made out of solid plastic with a glossy matte finish.
Unlike most other gaming mice, this one is truly ambidextrous due to one feature in particular: the magnetic side buttons. I keep wondering to myself, “Why can’t more gaming mice have this feature?” but then I realize I’m not an engineer and that it’s probably really complicated. The thumb buttons can attach and detach at will, so you can choose to put them on the right side or left, truly making this a one-of-a-kind design.
Other than that, the right mouse button and left mouse button look like the wings of an insect. Between them sits the scroll wheel, which you can tilt from side to side. Behind it are the free-wheel button and the adjustable DPI buttons. Of course, all of these are programmable buttons that can be stored on the onboard memory.
The right and left mouse buttons have a mechanical tension trigger, which allows them to be pressed with less force. As for the others, they are high-quality, and the removable ones all fit and stay in place perfectly. The mouse’s body itself feels quite sturdy and high quality, while the PTFE feet are slightly above average.
Then there is the cable. Yes, this mouse may be wireless, but it also has a wired mode. You can plug the mouse in with a USB cable and play while it charges. The cable itself is actually quite good, and it doesn’t interfere with playing. As far as I could tell, this wireless gaming mouse has a better cable than most wired gaming mice.
Speaking of which, the battery can last you up to 32 hours on a single charge. As for the connectivity, like all our wireless entries so far it has been a wonder. There were no lag or latency issues while testing the mouse, and it worked just as well in wired mode as it did in wireless. The only problem I can surmise here is that the Logitech MMO mouse lacks a Bluetooth connection.
As for performance, the MMO mouse has a PMW3366 optical sensor with a DPI range of 200 to 12000 and no smoothing or acceleration. You can also change the DPI setting with 1 to 1 precision so the sensitivity will suit you personally.
This MMO gaming mouse is a bit different than all our other entries so far, in more ways than one. It has fewer buttons, and it is lighter than most other similar mice. While it still screams ‘gamer’ with its RGB lighting, which you can change through the Logitech G Hub along with many other customization options, this mouse is not limited to MMO games entirely.
The Logitech mouse is designed for general gaming, so it works as well on World of Warcraft as it does on Overwatch and Civilization VI. I tested the MMO mouse on all 3 titles and then some, along with my little nephew who had a blast casting spells and shooting grenades. The Logitech G903 has his seal of approval, making this a certified MMO mouse for small hands. All joking aside though, the gaming mouse is suitable for all types of grips and all hand sizes, and its versatility might just make it my new favorite. If this wireless gaming mouse is not your cup of tea then I have some others that might be more to your liking on my best wireless gaming mouse review.
8. Razer Naga Chroma – Best for Precision
DPI: 16,000 | Sensor: 5G Laser | Battery life: ~20 hours | Interface: USB | Buttons: 19 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 4.76 oz | Connection: Wireless
One of the Razer Naga siblings, the Chroma improves on a lot of features from its previous iterations. On top of having the full RGB range of colors, it also provides us with a feature that most people did not realize they needed: the Razer Naga Chroma is a wireless MMO mouse. While it is mainly marketed towards MMO gamers in particular, its features and hardware make it one of the best gaming mice out there.
While it’s true that not much has changed from the previous iteration, this doesn’t mean the gaming mouse has a bad design. My mother always used to say “don’t fix what’s not broken.” The ergonomic design is enormous and usable only with a palm grip (sorry, claw grip and fingertip grip gamers). The MMO mouse itself has a solid, textured feel to it, and the 12 thumb buttons are equipped with mechanical switches.
The Razer Naga Chroma has a total of 19 studs, making this an almost 20 button mouse. Of course, you have your typical right and left-click as well as a tiltable scroll wheel, behind which sit 2 additional buttons for switching between different key bindings. As for the thumb panel, the buttons are large enough that you won’t experience any misclicks, and they feel satisfying to press.
As always, all the buttons are programmable through the Razer Synapse 2.0 software. You can also change the color of your RGB lights which are sprinkled on the side panel and on the mouse wheel. You can control their brightness, choose separate colors for the mouse wheel and thumb buttons, and even make different profiles for all your favorite MMO games.
We all love flashing lights, but where this mouse shines the most is in its wireless capabilities.
When I tested the mouse, I didn’t notice much of a difference between its wireless and wired modes. But if you prefer to game in the living room, then the transmission range is about 10 feet. The charging dock is nothing special and can charge the mouse for about 20 hours of gaming life.
As you have probably read from the title, this is probably the best MMO mouse when it comes to performance. With its 5G Laser sensor, the Chroma gaming mouse has a 16000 maximum DPI and a 1 to 1increment tracking, so you can go from 800 DPI to 801 in an instant. The MMO mouse also has a lift-off and cut-off distance as precise as 0.1 mm.
Like always, I tested this mouse in a variety of games. Of course, for the MMO part of things I had to test it in World of Warcraft, and the 12 button side panel was useful. But on my Draenei Paladin, which is my main, I found myself wanting for a bit more buttons. Luckily for me, I could shift between keymaps and essentially have access to as many as 100 buttons. This leads me to give the Razer Naga Chroma the “mouse with most buttons” award, technically.
Other than that, the MMO mouse was not the best for FPS games as it was a bit too large and heavy. But it’s not meant for FPS; this is an MMO mouse from its core to its texture. Still, it worked perfectly well in Warcraft 3 and Life is Strange. So it’s not limited to only MMO gaming.
9. Steelseries Rival 500 – Best For Combinations
DPI: 100 – 16,000 | Sensor: PixArt PMW3360, Optical (LED) | Battery life: No Batteries | Interface: USB | Buttons: 15 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 5.68 oz with wire (4.87 oz without wire) | Connection: Wired
The Steelseries Rival 500 is another one of those gaming mice that chooses to disregard the typical side panel in favor of a more unique button layout. Although the design might feel a little too much at times, it still gets the job done and is actually quite comfortable to use, once you get used to it of course.
The MMO mouse is a bit on the bigger side, which means people with small hands will have a tough time getting the most out of their gaming experience. As for the grip, well, given the abundance of buttons a claw grip will be perfect for this one, but the flat back of the MMO mouse means that it will work just as well with a palm grip.
For players who don’t need all 15 buttons, there is a slider on the bottom of the mouse which will allow you to turn 2 buttons under the thumb into a thumb rest. The thumb rest itself is rubbery and cushiony – does it get more comfortable than this? If you find yourself needing all the buttons once more, just adjust the slider, and you are all set.
Aside from those 2 thumb buttons and the thumb rest, there is a left click, a right-click, and a tiltable scroll wheel. There is also a button for the adjustable DPI and five thumb buttons in a radial-like pattern. And finally, there are two buttons on the left face and one on the right. These are, of course, programmable buttons and all of them are equipped with mechanical switches. As for the mouse wheel, it’s actually pretty standard, and with its little rubber notches, it is also comfortable to the touch. Although all the buttons are satisfying to press, they are a bit loud when compared to some of our other entries. But even so, the different button layout can make for some interesting combinations, despite the fact that it would take some getting used to.
Although you can’t quiet the buttons using the SteelSeries Engine 3 software, you can reprogram them and set different profiles for different games. You can also do all the standard stuff like changing the DPI setting, changing the color on the RGB lighting, and adjusting all the different mouse settings. One thing I have never seen another mouse do, however, is that you can program every button to buzz in different ways, in different circumstances. I did not find this useful in any way, but it was fun to mess around with.
One major drawback with the Steelseries Rival 500 mouse is that there is no onboard memory, so you will have to store all the profiles in the software. This is not a problem if you don’t leave the house, but if you are going to go somewhere, you won’t be able to take all your custom profiles with you. While you can upload and download them from anywhere, it’s still a pain.
This MMO mouse’s optical sensor is pretty standard. With a minimum of 100 DPI and a maximum of 16000, it has 100 DPI adjustment steps and a minimum liftoff distance of 1.2 mm. So, it will serve you well in most titles and it will even give you an edge over the lower quality mice.
Like always, I tested the mouse on my favorite games: World of Warcraft, Warcraft, and Overwatch. The gaming mouse performed admirably on all three titles. The buttons were, of course, quite useful in World of Warcraft and surprisingly useful in Overwatch. In the class-based FPS, I found myself quite frequently using the thumb buttons, including the ones that turn into a thumb rest – and I enjoyed it way more than if I was playing with a thumb grid mouse. Although the many buttons were a bit of an overkill for Warcraft 3, I don’t see that as being a problem for anyone.
10. Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse – Best Overall
DPI: 100 – 25,600 | Sensor: HERO 25K, Optical (LED) | Battery life: ~48 hours (with default lighting) | Interface: USB | Buttons: 12 | Ergonomic: Yes | Weight: 4.02 oz | Connection: Wireless
Now I know what you may be thinking – didn’t you cover this mouse about 2 or 3 mice ago? Well, not really. Although both the G903 and G502 are from Logitech and are wireless gaming mice, they couldn’t be more different, especially in their design.
This MMO mouse has a kind of aggressive, game-like look to it; it looks every inch the premium mouse. The ergonomic design is covered in glossy black plastic topped with a matte-like material, while the sides and back are covered in latex grips.
The MMO gaming mouse is big, like really big, so it’s not fit for people with small hands or those who use a fingertip grip. Palm grip is perfectly fine, and a claw grip is perfect for this one. This is partly due to the mouse’s many buttons and their layout.
The button layout is sporadic, and yet it flows like a prism. I am not sure how a prism can flow, but the Logitech G502 achieves it.
On the top side of the gaming mouse, there is something like a total of 10 buttons. You have your typical right-click button, left-click button, and a scroll wheel that does not tilt. But right below it, you will find a button that can adjust its resistance. So you can either take your time cycling through your weapons, or simply blast to the one you need.
Beneath the scroll wheel adjuster, there is a button that checks the battery level of this wireless mouse, while off to the left side there are a pair of buttons that adjust the DPI settings. Right under them are 2 large thumb buttons, as well as an even larger “sniper” button that can temporarily lower the DPI. Surprisingly, despite there being so many buttons, the wireless MMO mouse does not feel even a little crowded.
The fun continues when you flip the gaming mouse over. That’s where you will find the on/off switch as well as a small compartment that stores the wireless dongle, but it can also be used for 2 optional 4-gram weights. The tunable weights are in the shape of a trapezoid (don’t worry I had to look it up as well) and are way easier to put in and remove than previous models.
But what about the important stuff? Like the MMO mouse’s wireless capability? Well, I can tell you that the performance was simply flawless. Whether you are in a deep grinding session or simply surfing the web, you will experience no lag or latency issues whatsoever. As for the battery itself, it can last you up to 48 hours between charges. But this is only possible if you turn down the RGB lighting and remember to actually turn it off between sessions, which I am guilty of not doing. That is to say, the 48 hour battery life will be your limit if you don’t have the PowerPlay, which is a mouse pad that charges your mouse while gaming – it’s really useful.
Now onto the most important part: the performance. The MMO gaming mouse has a HERO 25K gaming sensor, which has a maximum DPI of 25,600 and a minimum of 100. The performance is really great, and it worked perfectly on all the usual suspects, along with a few others I decided to try out.
The Logitech MMO mouse worked just as well in Warcraft as it did in World of Warcraft and Overwatch. I also assassinated some Greek cultists in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and solved some mysteries in LA: Noire. But the thing that really hooked me on this mouse was the sniper button, which was really useful when flicking headshots in Overwatch. As always, the additional buttons were a great help during raids in World of Warcraft. Overall, if you want a top-of-the-line, versatile, and wireless MMO mouse, then I would highly recommend the Logitech G502, although the price might make you flinch a bit.
With so many MMO mice on the market, I couldn’t cover everything I wanted to, and sadly some amazing gaming mice did not receive a whole section to themselves. That is why I have the honorable mentions category. These are the mice that are just as good as the ones on the list, but for one reason or another did not manage to make it to the top 10. So without further ado:
When it comes to MMO gaming mice, the Havit HV has done everything to stay in the safe lane. It’s a good mouse, don’t get me wrong; it delivers pretty decent features, customizability, and performance for a surprisingly low price. But it does nothing to make it stand out from all the rest.
The Redragon M908 is a big, cool-looking mouse with 19 buttons in total, 18 of which are programmable. It has the typical thumb grid that most MMO mice have, and it performs decently enough on most games. However, its body shape and size are a bit unusual, not to mention the rigid cable.
If you want a gaming mouse that is different from all the rest – if you are tired of the whole same old, same old design – then this is the one for you. Featuring pressure-sensitive buttons as well as a gyroscope and an accelerometer, this MMO mouse is the weird offspring of a joystick and a mouse.
When it comes to picking the best MMO mouse, even the 10 best, there are a lot of things that need to come under consideration. Do the functions work as well as promised? Is the mouse comfortable to hold? What about in a claw grip? These are questions that I struggle with at night. I cannot answer them unless I try the gaming mouse for myself.
But, getting your hands on a new mouse, not to mention 10, could be a bit difficult – and expensive – to achieve. Luckily throughout my years of writing, I have found a couple of ways to acquire what I need for my article – in this case, MMO mice.
The first and most obvious method is simply buying the mouse, which is not that bad until you consider the number of gaming mice one needs to buy. Now, there are ways around it. For example, I don’t always buy the mouse from the official company website as this can be pretty expensive. A good alternative is to look for secondhand opportunities. Many people are seeking to get rid of their devices on Craigslist and other similar websites, but you need to make sure that the mouse is actually working before giving some random person your hard-earned cash. Then there is the option of pawn shops, and you would be surprised how many gaming mice can be found at pawn shops. In fact, I bought 1 or 2 of the devices on this list from a similar place.
Of course, I don’t always buy brand new mice for my reviews; some I already own, some I have written about before – and I have gathered quite the selection throughout the years. But if I don’t have a particular mouse, I always check with my friends and colleagues. Sometimes, they lend me what I need for my article. I test the mouse and return it to them as soon as I am done taking notes.
Then, there is my favorite option of all: renting. When I don’t want to spend a hundred or so dollars on a new device that I will most likely use only once, and none of my friends or colleagues have it at their disposal, that’s when I decide to rent.
I have rented a few items on this list, such as the Roccat Leader and REDRAGON M901, which I tested rigorously (being careful not to break them, of course). After I had written everything down, including the pros and cons, I returned them as brand new as I had first gotten them.
In the end, I always look through my notes and write the best possible review I can while compiling my own personal opinion on the MMO gaming mice.
Now, as you might imagine, MMO players prioritize different features than, let’s say, FPS players. Still, what both types and just gamers in general realize is that owning a gaming mouse is a necessity. There is quite the gap between a cheap supermarket mouse and a professional gaming mouse. For MMO gamers, the difference lies in comfort, buttons, and customizability.
When it comes to the best MMO mouse, it’s important to find one that is built well. This goes for all gaming mice and just technology in general, but more so for an MMO mouse than anything else.
More often than not, you will find yourself spending long hours playing a particular MOBA or MMO title, so comfort is of great importance; otherwise, your hand may start to ache a bit and get a little sweaty, speaking from personal experience. I discovered early on that to find the most comfortable mouse; you first need to know your grip style.
This is the grip that I personally use. It’s when most of your palm and fingers rest comfortably on the gaming mouse.
This is the grip that most professionals use. It allows for faster glide movements and is great for flick shots. While it has more advantages than the palm grip, it’s significantly less comfortable, at least according to me.
The least common grip style, the fingertip grip, is the palm grip’s opposite as only your fingers are touching the gaming mouse. It’s used for fast movements, and well, that’s basically it.
You will find that RGB lighting is not as important with MMO and MOBA mice as it is with FPS ones. The typical MMO gamer won’t care if the mouse has a wave effect or a pulsing one. What they care about is DPI and much more than that, buttons.
Buttons are arguably the most important part of an MMO mouse, or as I prefer to call it, a mouse with lots of buttons. When picking a gaming mouse for an MMO or MOBA, it’s important to find out how many studs there are on the device. The typical is a 12 button gaming mouse, in addition to the three main buttons, of course. But some mice, like the Logitech G600 have a total of 20 programmable buttons, and the key word here is programmable.
Picking a good gaming mouse can be difficult. Picking the best MMO gaming mouse can be even more so. Although I cannot cover everything that goes into buying an MMO mouse in this section, such as ergonomics and sensors, I can send you to our in-depth gaming mouse buyer’s guide.
While there are many devices that can be considered the best MMO mouse, for different reasons, only one can become my personal favorite, and it’s probably not the one you think. Before I continue, I would just like to mention that this is my own personal opinion, and need not take precedence over your own opinions. Each and every one of us is different in a lot of ways, and although we share the same hobby, we may not share the same ideals. So whether you agree with my choice for favorite or not, that is up to you, but let us all keep a civil discussion.
With that being said, my own, personal favorite MMO mouse is – drumroll please – the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse. If you have read my other articles on gaming mice, you’ll know that I am a sucker for speed, and this one is really fast and really light (for an MMO mouse, that is).
Its insect wing-like design of the right and left click also helps with the overall aesthetic suggestion of speed. Not to mention that it is truly ambidextrous and it’s 1 to 1 DPI adjustment should be mandatory on every single mouse.
All of this, and much more, makes the Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse my own personal best MMORPG mouse. Also, it has the stamp of approval from my little nephew, so it has that important factor going for it.
Q: What makes a good MMO mouse?
A: You need to look at a lot of factors. How many buttons does it have? What is it’s sensor like? Is it wireless, and if so what’s it’s connectivity? If you want to go more in depth, I recommend our buyer’s guide on all gaming mice.
Q: Can I use an MMO mouse for other games?
A: Well, this will mainly depend on the mouse itself. If it’s too heavy and bulky, it won’t be very comfortable for FPS games, but generally yes, yes you can.
Q: I want to get into MMOs. Is buying an MMO mouse necessary?
A: No, it is not. If you are just getting started I would recommend you look for a normal gaming mouse, as learning an MMO as a first-time player and getting used to a new MMO mouse might be a little daunting. MMO mice are generally marketed towards hardcore players.
Q: What’s the difference between an FPS mouse and an MMO mouse?
A: Well, MMO mice generally have a lot more buttons for all the different spells and abilities your character has, and this amount of buttons is a bit overkill for an FPS mouse. FPS mice are also much smaller and lighter, as faster mouse movements are needed in FPS games than in MMO games. If you would like to find out more, I would recommend our best FPS mouse article.
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