Top 7 Best Gaming Keyboards for WoW | Classic & Shadowlands

With World of Warcraft Classic on its way, there will be a lot of new or returning players looking for a keyboard to use. On this page I’ll be reviewing some of the best gaming keyboards for WoW, both Classic and Shadowlands. MMO games require more keybinds than any other genre, keyboards with extra keys can help combat this. It’s also a good idea to consider a mechanical keyboard if you don’t mind the added cost.

I have included a wide range of keyboards including mechanical, membrane, big, and small. It’s important to remember that none of these options are necessarily better than another, it’s all about your personal preferences!

1. Corsair K95 Platinum

Corsair have always made amazing mechanical keyboards and the K95 is one of their best sellers. The K95 Platinum is a full-sized gaming keyboard with mechanical switches, 6 G keys, RGB lighting, and a detachable wrist rest. It’s available in two designs when buying from Amazon, Black and Gunmetal grey. The 6 G keys make it a great choice for WoW and any other MMO games.

You get to choose between Cherry MX Brown switches or Cherry MX Speed switches, the browns being fast with a light tactile feedback, and the speeds being ultra fast with a linear feel. Some people argue that linear switches are better for gaming but really it’s all down to your personal preferences.

There are virtually endless lighting effects and layouts to choose from, each key has independent backlighting allowing you to be as creative or uncreative as you like. The open-board design combined with the RGB lighting gives the keys a cool floating effect, keyboards with no edges are also a lot easier to clean. If you want a full-size keyboard and you’re willing to spend over $120, I would highly recommend the Corsair K95 Platinum.

Key features:

  • 6 additional G-keys
  • Detachable wrist rest
  • Per key RGB backlighting
  • Dedicated media keys
  • Two Cherry MX switches to choose from
  • USB port on the back

2. Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2

The Blackwidow Chroma V2 is the new and improved version of the already popular Chroma V1, the improvements are fairly subtle other than the new detachable wrist rest. It’s a full-sized gaming keyboard with mechanical switches, RGB lighting, and 5 extra side keys. The wrist rest is held in place by magnets making it super easy to remove or attach to the keyboard. 5 extra keys make the Chroma V2 another great choice for WoW.

You have two switches to choose from when buying from Amazon, Razer greens or Razer yellows, the greens being tactile and similar to Cherry MX blues, and the yellows being linear similar to MX reds. On the right side there’s a USB port as well as a headphone jack, having these on the right side is not ideal as the wires could interfere with your mouse.

Each key has individual RGB backlighting giving you almost infinite designs to choose from, there’s also plenty of premade lighting effects in the Razer Synapse software. Like a lot of Razer products, the Blackwidow Chroma V2 is pretty expensive, but if you’re looking for a full-sized keyboard with extra buttons then it’s definitely worth considering.

Key features:

  • 5 additional side keys
  • Detachable wrist rest
  • USB port and headphone jack
  • Per key RGB backlighting

3. Anne Pro 2

The Anne Pro 2 is a 60% mechanical gaming keyboard made by Obinslab. A 60% keyboard is 60% the size of a regular keyboard, the size is achieved by removing the function, numpad and navigational keys. These mini mechanical keyboards are super popular as they save a lot of desk space, they also just look really cool.

There are a lot of switches to choose from when buying from Amazon, keep in mind the options will differ depending on what region you’re in. If you buy from the US there are three key switch brands to choose from, each having three switches available. These brands are Cherry, Gateron, and Khail. The range of switches makes the Anne Pro 2 suitable for all typing preferences.

The keyboard has Bluetooth 4.0 wireless, RGB backlighting, 3 Fn layers, and two colors to choose from. Each key has independent backlighting giving you endless color schemes to mess around with. You can adjust all of the usual settings using the OLS software, it’s a simple program with everything you’ll need.

Key features:

  • 60% mechanical keyboard
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless
  • Per key RGB backlighting
  • Good range of switches available

4. Razer Blackwidow Lite

The Razer Blackwidow Lite is a TKL mechanical keyboard with Razers new silent orange switches. The orange mechanical switches are quiet while still providing a nice tactile feedback, making the keyboard a good choice for both gaming and office work. They also come with o-rings which you can use to dampen the noise even further.

Razer have opted out of their usual flashy style and have given the Blackwidow Lite a subtle and clean design. It’s available in matte black, mercury white, and a slightly more expensive stormtrooper edition. Each key has white individual backlighting with a nice range of brightness options. As far as mechanical gaming keyboards go, the Blackwidow Lite is relatively cheap being less than $100.

The compact size, lightweight build, and detachable cable makes the Blackwidow Lite nice and easy to travel with. Overall, I’m a big fan of Razer’s approach with this keyboard. They have dealt with two of the common issues people have with mechanical gaming keyboards, noise and over the top designs.

Key features:

  • TKL layout (no numpad)
  • Razer Orange quiet mechanical switches
  • O-rings included
  • Subtle lightweight design

5. Corsair K55 – #1 Budget Pick

The Corsair K55 RGB is very similar to the K95, the most obvious difference being that it uses membrane keys rather than mechanical ones. While they may not have the mechanical feel, membrane keyboards are the perfect alternative for anyone looking for a cheaper gaming keyboard. The K55 has 6 additional G keys making it the best budget gaming keyboard for World of Warcraft.

The open-board design does not only enhance the lighting, but it also makes it a lot easier to keep the keyboard clean. There are three RGB zones giving the keyboard plenty of lighting effects and layouts to choose from. I’m a big fan of the wrist rest that comes with both the K55 and the K95, I think it would be great if more gaming keyboards included detachable wrist rests.

Overall, the K55 is a cheap gaming keyboard with everything you need. It’s my favourite budget gaming keyboard and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap full-sized keyboard for WoW.

Key features:

  • #1 budget keyboard for WoW
  • Quiet membrane keys
  • Three-zone RGB backlighting
  • Media controls
  • Detachable soft rubber wrist rest

6. Logitech G915

The Logitech G915 is an ultra thin gaming keyboard with lightspeed wireless and low profile mechanical switches. Wireless keyboards are no longer considered worse than wired ones, this is especially the case with Logitech products thanks to their lightspeed technology. The G915 has a 30 hour battery life with the lights on and an impressive 1200 hours with the lights off, it’s also fully functional when plugged in via USB so you can play while charging. 

This is the first keyboard to use Logitech’s low-profile mechanical switches, they provide all the speed, accuracy and performance of traditional switches but at half the height. There are three switches to choose from when buying from Amazon; GL Clicky, GL Tactile, and GL Linear. I’m confident that we will start to see a lot more low-profile mechanical keyboards hit the market throughout 2020.

This is one of Logitech’s lightsync products meaning you can sync up the lighting with other lightsync devices. Each key has individual backlighting giving you endless design potential, you can either create your own animations or simply choose from a selection of preset effects.

The obvious downside to the G915 is the price, it’s easily one of the most expensive gaming keyboards being over $200 as of writing this. Overall, the G915 is a one of a kind gaming keyboard with lightspeed wireless, low-profile mechanical keys, RGB lighting, and 5 extra keys, whether it’s worth the price is up for you to decide.

Key features:

  • Low-profile mechanical switches
  • Lightspeed wireless
  • 1200 hour battery life with the lights off
  • Per key RGB backlighting
  • 5 additional side keys
  • Three switches to choose from
  • Impossibly thin

7. Logitech G910 Orion Spark

The Logitech G910 is a full-size mechanical keyboard with plenty of additional keys making it perfect for games like WoW. It uses Romer-G switches that have a slight tactile bump while still being relatively quiet. There are 9 G-Keys on the keyboard, 5 on the left and 4 above the function keys. The G-Keys will help you keep up with the many keybinds MMO games like WoW require.

Each key has RGB backlighting with a bunch of cool lighting effects to choose from, you’re also able to sync up the lighting with other Lightsync Logitech devices you own. At the top of the keyboard is an adjustable phone dock that supports most Android and iOS phones. Placing your phone on the dock and opening the Arx Control app will turn your phone into a mini control hub.

A full size, 9 additional keys and a wrist rest make the G910 pretty big, it requires more desk space than a usual keyboard. It’s also not cheap, all of these extra features do come with a price, whether or not they’re worth the price is up to you.

Key features:

  • 9 additional G-keys
  • Romer-G mechanical switches
  • Dedicated media keys
  • Adjustable phone dock
  • Arx Control app

The Top 7 Best Keyboards For WoW

All of these keyboards have been designed with gaming in mind and would be great for MMO games. Hopefully this page has helped you explore the options you have when looking for a keyboard for WoW. Remember that none of these keyboards are necessarily better than another, it’s all about what you personally want from a keyboard. Thanks for reading and have fun playing WoW!