What is the best gaming mouse for WOW and other MMO games? Well, thankfully there are a lot of great MMO mice to choose from. On this page I’ll be reviewing and comparing the best MMO mice for WOW in 2021.
With the recent releases of Shadowlands and TBC, there will be a lot of returning or new players looking for a mouse to use. MMO mice are designed to deal with the insane number of keybinds needed to play games like WOW or FFXIV. The main feature of an MMO mouse is the side buttons, the Razer Naga for example has 12 side buttons. Having a lot of mouse buttons will level the workload between your mouse and keyboard.
1. Razer Naga Trinity
The Best Wired MMO Mouse
In my opinion, the Razer Naga is the original MMO gaming mouse and it set the trend for the rest to follow. Razer have since released a new and improved version called the Razer Naga Trinity. The Razer Naga Trinity is the most dynamic MMO gaming mouse on this list. The interchangeable side panels make it suitable for ALL gaming genres, not just MMOs. After using the original Naga for years I eventually switched over to the Trinity myself.
Razer has one-upped the competition with their interchangeable side panels. The mouse comes with three side panels each with a unique button layout. There is one with 2 buttons, one with 7 and one with 12. The side panels are magnetic making them super easy to place on and off the mouse. It’s really nice to be able to switch out the 12 button layout for when you’re not playing WOW.
The Naga Trinity has a 16,000 DPI optical sensor perfect for all levels of gaming. The 5G optical sensor is optimized for precision ensuring your movements and clear and accurate. You can adjust the DPI in steps of 50 and set it as low as 100. You can also use the two DPI buttons below the scroll wheel to cycle through your DPI profiles.
The mouse has a comfortable shape perfect for long WoW grinds. The right side of the mouse has a sloped area for you to rest your ring finger. Like most ergonomic mice of this size, it’s best suited for a palm grip style. There is RGB backlighting in three locations and you can adjust them all using the Razer Synapse Software. Your mouse profiles will be stored on-board the mouse making it plug and play after the first setup.
- Three interchangeable side panels
- Choose between 12, 6, or 2 side buttons
- RGB backlighting in 3 locations
The Corsair Scimitar Pro is Corsair’s premium MMO gaming mouse. This mouse was designed with games like WOW, ESO, and FFXIV in mind. The mouse is available in two colour schemes: all black or black and yellow. Corsair make great gaming peripherals and the Scimitar Pro is no exception.
The main feature of the mouse is the adjustable side buttons. There are 12 side buttons on the left side of the mouse which are attached to a key slider. You can unlock the key slider and move the panel 8mm left or right, this allows you to find the perfect placement for your thumb. All 12 of the side buttons are mechanical and will provide a satisfying tactile feedback. The second and fourth rows of buttons are textured for grip, this also helps you get familiar with the layout faster.
You won’t have to worry about any sensor issues when using the Corsair Scimitar Pro. The mouse is equipped with a 16,000 DPI optical sensor that can be adjusted in 1 DPI intervals. You can store all of the mouse settings on-board the mouse itself making it easy to travel with. There are two DPI buttons below the scroll wheel allowing you to change your DPI on the fly.
It has an ergonomic shape perfect for a palm grip style. There is independent RGB lighting in four locations that can be customized using the Corsair Utility Engine software.
- 12 adjustable mechanical side buttons
- Perfect for MMO games
- RGB lighting in 4 locations
3. Razer Naga Pro
The Best Wireless MMO Mouse
The Naga Pro has all of the key features of the original, but with a few additions, the most notable being the HyperSpeed wireless. I play MMO games like WOW to chill and zone out, so to me the wireless simply adds one more layer of comfort. Wireless gaming mice being “worse for performance” is a thing of the past, and multiple esports pros using these mice in competition is enough proof of that.
A lot of wireless mice ditch RGB lighting in favour of a longer battery life, Razer have instead opted to keep it. Despite the RGB lighting, the Naga Pro can last up to 100 hours while in HyperSpeed mode, and over 150 with Bluetooth.
The addition of HyperSpeed wireless is not the only change the Pro has seen. Razer have swapped out the old 7 button panel for a new 6 button option instead, very similar to the layout seen on the Logitech G604. I personally prefer this new layout and found the 7 button circle design to be a bit awkward.
It’s also worth mentioning the new 100% PTFE mouse feet on the Pro version, what does that do exactly? To keep it simple, the mouse will glide a lot smoother across your mouse pad, making it great for low-sensitivity FPS gaming. 100% PTFE mouse feet are usually only found on super lightweight FPS mice (think Finalmouse) so it’s cool to see Razer jumping on the train.
The Razer Naga is my personal choice for MMO gaming, and if I didn’t already own the wired version, I would be pretty tempted to go for the Pro.
- Three interchangeable side panels (2 / 6 / 12)
- Razer HyperSpeed wireless
- Ergonomic shape perfect for a palm grip style
- Razer Chroma RGB
4. Logitech G604
The Most “Low-key” MMO Mouse
The Logitech G604 is the newer version of the G602, although they look similar in design, the G604 has seen some major improvements under the hood. First of all the G604 uses Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED Wireless technology making it indistinguishable from a wired mouse. With just one AA battery the G604 can last for 240 hours of use in lightspeed mode and over 5 months in Bluetooth mode.
While there are fewer extra buttons than the Naga or Scimitar, the G604 still has plenty of room for extra MMO keybinds. It has 6 side buttons placed just above the thumb rest and another two beside the left click. What I like about this layout is that you don’t have to rest your thumb on the buttons at all times like you would with a 12 side button layout.
The scroll wheel can be clicked left and right giving you two extra binds to mess around with. You can switch between hyper-fast scrolling and the standard ratcheted design by pressing the button just below the scroll wheel. I’m not sure what the main benefits of this “infinity scroll” design are, but it certainly sounds fun.
Like all modern Logitech gaming mice, the G604 is equipped with a flawless sensor, this one being the HERO 25K.
The low-key appearance of the G604 on top of the fact that it’s wireless makes it the most suitable mouse on this list to use both at home and the office. While the lack of RGB lighting may be disappointing to some people, it’s likely what allowed Logitech to give the mouse such an impressive battery life.
- Low-key aesthetic
- Logitech LIGHTSPEED Wireless
- 6 side buttons + another 2 beside the left click
- 240 hour battery life (5 months on Bluetooth)
Logitech are known for making some of the highest quality gaming peripherals on the market. The Logitech G600 is another one of their mice designed for MMO games like WOW. It’s a medium-sized mouse with 12 side buttons and a third primary click button. This mouse ticks all of the boxes while also adding a unique flare.
The G-SHIFT button is an extra button on the right side of the two primary click buttons. In its default setting the G-SHIFT button will act as a modifier, this essentially doubles the number of functions on the mouse. People who play a lot of MMO games will be familiar with this concept as many of you already use shift or alt modifiers. The 12 side buttons are strategically angled in a way to help you quickly become familiar with the layout. While the third click button may take some time to get used to, the potential is hard to ignore.
The G600 has a gaming-grade sensor able to provide precision at all sensitivities. It has a max DPI of 8200 which can be set as low as 250. There are two DPI buttons below the scroll wheel, you can use these buttons to adjust your DPI. You can save all of the mouse settings on-board the mouse itself which is helpful for traveling.
Like most mice aimed at MMO gaming, Logitech have given the G600 an ergonomic palm grip design. There is RGB backlighting on all of the side buttons and you can assign unique lighting schemes for each of your DPI profiles. This mouse is at its best when paired with the Logitech G-HUB software.
- 12 side buttons
- A third primary click button to act as a modifier
- Simple design when compared to other MMO mice
6. Redragon M901
The Best Budget MMO Mouse
The Redragon M901 is a cheaper alternative to the bigger name brands at the top of this list. Although it’s the last mouse to be mentioned, the M901 is my #1 choice for a budget MMO mouse. This is a great pick for people who want to try an MMO gaming mouse without breaking the bank. Despite the price, It still has most of the features you would expect from an MMO mouse.
There are 12 buttons on the left side of the mouse which are slightly curved for grip and comfort. The mouse comes with an 8 piece weight that can be placed or removed from the bottom of the mouse. MMO mice are already pretty heavy so I’m not sure who would want to add even more weight. You can also use the DPI buttons below the scroll wheel to adjust the DPI on the fly.
There is RGB backlighting on both the Redragon logo and the side buttons. The mouse has a red and black design with a red braided cable. This mouse will do the job but may not hold up to the same standard as some of the more expensive contenders.
- 12 side buttons
- Relatively cheap for an MMO mouse
- Optional weights included
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All of these mice have been designed for MMO games like WoW or ESO. Hopefully this page will help you choose the right mouse for you. The three most important things to consider are the shape, price and side buttons. None of these mice are necessarily better than the others, which is the best for you will come down to your personal preferences.
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What makes a mouse good for MMOs?
MMO games require more keybinds than any other genre. Gaming mice designed for MMO gameplay have up to 16 extra buttons to help with the keybinds. These buttons allow you to manage your 20+ keybinds without having to use multiple modifiers like alt, ctrl or shift. When playing WoW at a high level you need quick access to all of your keybinds at all times. Having to reach over to 9 on your keyboard because you’ve run out of buttons is not ideal, extra mouse buttons will solve this problem.
A high-quality MMO mouse should come with easy to use software. Most well-known brands come with mouse software, although the cheaper alternatives may not. It’s worth looking into a mouse’s software before making the purchase.
Programs like Razer Synapse or the Corsair Utility Engine allow you to have full control over your mouse settings. This software will allow you to map and macro the extra mouse buttons to whatever you like. You can also set and save individual profiles and switch in between them when needed. If the mouse has RGB lighting then this is where you will be able to customize the colors.
DPI and sensor quality
Mouse DPI is essentially the sensitivity of the mouse, the higher you set your DPI the faster your cursor will move across the screen. I wouldn’t spend too much time worrying about DPI when trying to choose the best gaming mouse. If you look into it you’ll notice that most pros use between 400-800 DPI as it gives them more mouse control. The DPI of a mouse can always be adjusted so as long as the sensor is good you will be fine.
The sensor quality of a mouse is very important. The two main sensor types are optical sensors and laser sensors. People generally agree that optical sensors are better for gaming. Almost all modern gaming mice use optical sensors. The quality of a sensor is difficult to test, you can safely presume a high-end gaming mouse will come with a high-end sensor.
Mouse shape and grip style
It’s a good idea to determine your grip style before choosing a gaming mouse. Grip styles are something you hear more about with FPS games rather than MMO games. Choosing a mouse that doesn’t fit your grip style will not only be uncomfortable, but it will also worsen your in-game performance. Having a comfortable grip on the mouse is important for both casual and pro gaming.
The three most common grip styles are palm, claw, and fingertip. Which is best suited to you will mainly depend on your hand size. Once you know what grip style you use you can start to consider the shape and size of a mouse before buying it. For example, it’s easier to use a fingertip grip on a small mouse rather than a large mouse. If you’re left-handed then you might want to look for an ambidextrous or left-handed mouse.
Build quality and price
Build quality and price go hand in hand, most pc gamers know that you get what you pay for. A great way to get an idea for the build quality of a mouse is to check the Amazon reviews, I like to check the 2 star and 3 star ratings as they seem to be the most honest. High-end gaming mice tend to come with warranty options which can give you some peace of mind.
Gaming mice can be expensive, especially MMO mice as they have extra features. It can be hard to decide how much is necessary to spend when buying a mouse. It costs more to go for top brands like Razer or Corsair but you can be sure of the quality. You can view it as an investment, how much time will you likely spend using this mouse? How important is it to you that the mouse performs perfectly?