In this buying guide, we will take a look at the very best MMO gaming mice. All of them thoroughly tested and reviewed by dedicated MMO gamers.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games is one of the most demanding games in terms of macros and button requirements.
It is not unusual to use more than 30 keybindings, and at that point, it comes in handy having some extra ones available on your mouse.
So on this list, we are looking at the best mice for MMO gaming.
Whether you are are a World of Warcraft or Black Desert player, then this list is for you! To find the best ones out there, we took a look at all the highest user rated MMO mice. Then tested them all in high-end raiding and PVP environments and these were our favorites.
Our Top 3 Picks
1. UtechSmart Venus Laser MMO Gaming Mouse
Specifications: Up to 16400 DPI, 1000 Hz polling rate, 30G acceleration, 100-150in/s cursor speed, Avago sensor, 12 programmable side buttons, Weight tuning set, 16 million adjustable colors.
- Fantastic ergonomics
- High-end performance
- Might be too big for people with smaller hands
This mouse is rated as the best MMO gaming mouse by many gaming sites/magazines, such as IGN and once you test it out, it is easy to see why.
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In my opinion, A LOT of MMO gaming mice feels very big and clunky because of the extra buttons and such. That is NOT the case with this beauty from UtechSmart. It has an amazing claw grip that makes it feel like it was made just for your hands.
The fact that I choose to rate this mouse as the one with the best grip/fit does NOT mean that it lacks in any other regard though, quite the opposite.
Inside this mouse is more power than you will ever need. It’s 16400 dpi, 100hz polling rate and 30g acceleration make it among the most potent gaming mice in the world. Unlike a lot of other mice out there, you can feel the raw power when using this mouse. Especially with the very visible and convenient DPI button on top of the mouse, it’s almost like changing gears in a car, and it feels great.
I was a little concerned about the fact that it’s a laser mouse and not an optical. This concern, however, was, fortunately, folly. In general, I prefer optical gaming mice, but if a laser is done right, it’s not a real issue. Sadly there are very few laser mice that are done right.
In fact, laser mice are superior to optical on paper as it has a higher speed and precision potential. But this is also not true in the real world, where optical is 99% of the time better concerning both speed and precision. Nonetheless, this laser mouse for Utech feels as good as any optical, which is very impressive.
This mouse was indeed a great surprise, and I am thrilled I got to try it out. It’s without a doubt among my favorite gaming mice, and probably my favorite MMO mouse. Everything seems to work so well here.
It has fantastic specifications, an amazing claw grip, nice ergonomic feel, intuitive key-bindings and just an overall very responsive feeling to it. The only issue I could see with it is that you may have trouble with its design if you have small hands. But if that is not the case, I will very much recommend you try this one out for yourself.
2. Asus ROG Spatha
Specifications: 8200 DPI, 150 IPS, 30G acceleration, 2000HZ polling rate, wireless mode, 12 Programmable buttons, 3 zone RGB lighting.
- Superb tracking
- High quality build
- Can switch between wired & wireless mode
The Spatha from Asus Republic of Gamers might cost more than your average mouse, but it also unmatched in terms of quality and has a ton of fantastic features.
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I was almost expecting to be disappointed by the Asus ROG Spatha and thought there was no way it could live up to its price tag. However, as soon as I unpacked it, I realized just how immensely qualitative and luxurious this mouse is. The mouse is put together with an array of quality materials and everything from the magnesium alloy plate glides to the overall design oozes with quality. The only downside to it’s build is that it weighs in at 178 grams which are slightly more than your average mouse.
Coming from Republic of Gamers it came as no surprise that the performance was top-notch and the tracking and sensor are up there among the very best mice on the market. This is the perfect mouse for the competitive MMO gamer that seeks to raid at the highest level or perhaps climb the ladder in World of Warcraft arena.
Everything is customizable down to the smallest details and it even comes with a built-in flash memory that can store multiple profiles. This is a fantastic feature if you use different macros or keybindings in different settings, such as having a profile for PVP, PVE and perhaps damage dealing and healing.
The Spatha comes with 12 programmable buttons which is not quite as much as some of the other mice on this list, but for most people, it is more than enough. I will say that the button layout takes a bit of time getting used to as it is a lot different from the classic MMO mice like the Razer Naga or Logitech G600. That said, I did find that I ended up preferring this sort of layout as each button is much easier to tell apart from one another.
Lastly, it also comes with the option to switch between wired and wireless mode which is always a great feature. The 2.4ghz USB wireless connection worked flawlessly and had zero stutters during our testing. It is worth noting that the overall performance of the mouse does drop a bit when switching to wireless, most notably the polling rate — still, a pretty great feature to have available.
The Asus ROG Spatha is the perfect MMO mouse for the serious MMO gamer that seeks to compete at the highest level. Having near flawless performance and a ton of great features that can help you in your MMO adventures.
It might be expensive, but it also comes with the quality features to justify it. So if you are not on a tight budget and want a luxury product, then the Spatha is perfect for you.
3. Redragon M901 PERDITION Gaming Mouse
Specifications: 5 Dpi default modes(1000-16000), 1000 Hz polling rate, 30G acceleration, and an Avago sensor, 12 programmable side buttons, 16 million LED color options, Weight tuning set.
- Best value for money MMO mouse
- Great acceleration & tracking
The M901 from Redragon qualifies as a budget mouse in terms of price but not when it comes to performance and overall quality.
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I didn’t have high hopes for the Redragon M901 PERDITION. Mostly because of its meager price compared to the other mice on this list. But this mouse surprised us very positively. Not only is it a fantastic MMO mouse, but it also performs almost on par with the other, more expensive mice on the list.
It’s only at half the price of most good gaming mice. The specifications and raw power in this mouse are outstanding and among the best on the market. How they managed to put all of that in this gaming mouse without slapping a larger price tag on it is beyond me.
It has endless customization options in the form of over 16 million colors for the LED display, weight adjustment and decent software explicitly made for this mouse, which is also very user-friendly. I struggled to find the proper title for this mouse since it’s without a doubt the best value, money can buy, but it’s also among the best in term of performance. Also, it has some of the highest specifications. Personally, I would prefer the Utech MMO mouse a tiny bit, but it’s also three times as expensive.
Another thing that makes this mouse stand out compared to its peers is that it works fantastic for MMO gaming but not only that. It doesn’t feel as big and clunky as most MMO mice do, which makes it a tremendous mouse for gaming in general.
This mouse is fantastic for three simple reasons. The price is just insane, it performs way above what you’d expect from a mouse of this price class, and it’s a very diverse mouse in that works great with pretty much any game genre.
The only pitfall compared to some of the others on this list is that it has kind of plastic feel to it. But then again, you can buy at least 2 of these before hitting the same price as most of its competitors.
4. Razer Naga Trinity
Specifications: 12 button thumb grid, One-size-fits-all ergonomic form, Up to 16,000 DPI, 19 Fully Programmable Buttons, 16.8 million color options, 3 interchangeable side plates.
- High-tier performance all around
- Mechanical buttons give excellent tactile feedback
- Can switch side plate between regular, MOBA & MMO layout.
The mouse that started it all. The Razer Naga series was the first to make MMO specific gaming mice, and that demands respect. I must say that The Naga series have always felt a bit clunky for my taste. But with the newest version they use a brilliant one-size-fits-all design which makes it more ergonomic and fix the biggest issues.
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Just like any other Razer mouse, this one is pumped with amazing specifications. At one point the Razer Naga was the fastest and most precise gaming mouse in the world. So regarding performance, you have nothing to worry about with this timeless classic.
This mouse is the inventor of unnecessary powerful stats and the MMO mouse genre in general. And that is what makes it such a classic. If you are someone who enjoyed some of the earlier versions of the Razer Naga mouse, you will love this one! The improved specifications and improved grip design just make it a lot better than it’s older versions.
The latest update to the Razer Naga is the Trinity side plates. These allow you to choose between 3 brilliant side button layouts, the regular Naga MMO layout, a rounded eight-button layout, and the common two button layout. This is a fantastic addition as the MMO layout tend to feel a bit over the top when you are playing other genres.
This is a fantastic mouse, it has more horsepower than you’ll ever need and with the new design, it has a tremendous grip.
I must admit I have a few issues with the Razer Naga. I do not love the software and usually find it not to be worth the trouble. Some of the 19 essential bindings are not in the most natural places in my opinion. Besides that, it is still an excellent MMO gaming mouse, if not the best on the market.
5. Logitech G600
Specifications: 12 side buttons, 8200 DPI, Sculpted shape and tuned buttons, Mouse wheel tilts left/right.
- Most durable and best overall quality
- User-friendly software
- Great overall performance
The Logitech G600 is a safe choice when picking up an MMO mouse. Which is typically the case with Logitech gaming gear. Logitech is a brand of true premium quality, that is yet to make a bad mouse. The safe choice may sound very dull and boring, but in most cases for most people, this is the best choice.
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with this mouse. Even though the Logitech G600 doesn’t excel at anything compared to the other mice on this list, it also manages not to have any real flaws.
I know the 8400 DPI may sound underwhelming compared to the 16k a lot of these mice have, but 9/10 people will not need any more than that. It is also important to remember that DPI is a highly overrated specification. It is far from alone in determining the speed/precision and acceleration of the mouse.
My own Logitech G600 has lasted for two years without any issues at all, and I have real doubt that any of its competitors can achieve that. The customization for this mouse is user-friendly and easy to use, and everything this mouse has is done just like that, nice and straightforward.
This gaming mouse may not sound very exhilarating on paper. But I do not doubt that any MMO gamer will be content with it once they try it out. If you value quality, performance and the security of knowing that the mouse you buy are flawless and won’t break after six months of use, then this is the perfect MMO gaming mouse for you!
6. Corsair Scimitar Pro
Specifications: 12 side button layout, Corsair software, Custom Corsair optical sensor, Up to 16.000 DPI, Adjustable key positioning(8mm).
- Compact & ergonomic
- Performance is up there with the best of them
- Side buttons can be moved 8mm to better fit your preference
It is almost impossible to remember all the issues the old Scimitar Pro had because Corsair did not only fix the problems, they improved on almost every aspect of the mouse and instantly made it one of the best in the business.
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The original Scimitar Pro had a bunch of issues that never really allowed it to compete with the likes of the Razer Naga or Utech Venus. However, the new and greatly improved Scimitar Pro is here to kick ass and take names.
One of the biggest issues with the old version was the lift-off distance issues. It was way too sensitive and would at times not register movement because it registered the mouse as being above the surface if you played on anything other than mouse pads. Well, I’m glad to say that the new PMW-3367 Corsair Sensor doesn’t have any trace of these problems and is, in fact, one of the better sensors I have tested in recent times. To make sure it didn’t pack the same lift-off problem we tested it on four very different surfaces and on all of them it ran smoothly. It is rivaling that of the classic Razer, Logitech and HyperX sensors.
The second big issue the old Scimitar mouse had was the CUE, which is Corsair’s software. While it is still not my favorite, it has been improved a lot and is now very user-friendly and not a negative aspect anymore.
Third, and the last issue was durability. The old mouse had this unique rubbery surface. However, the problem was that the mouse would get worn down incredibly fast and start looking like a year old mouse after a few months. They now remade the mouse with mostly hardened plastics which feels quite smooth and more durable.
While Corsair fixed almost all the significant problems, they also managed to keep and improve on the things that worked well.
The mechanical side MMO button layout merely is fantastic and has some of the best tactical feedback of any mice in the MMO genre. What makes this layout unique, aside from the high quality and mechanical build is the slide function. You can adjust all the keys about 8mm which give you the ability to adapt the layout to better suit your preferences, which is a big deal. One of the most prominent issues people run into with MMO mice is that the large design of side buttons don’t quite fit ergonomically. Well, with the Corsair Scimitar Pro, you can make it fit.
Like most of its competitors, it is also running with a whopping 16.000 DPI maximum setting which is more than you will ever need.
The ugly duckling indeed turned into the beautiful swan, and the Corsair Scimitar went from one of my least favorite mice to one of my absolute favorite MMO mice on the market.
One of the few lasting cons is its weight. It is still a bit on the heavy side of things so keep that in mind before you buy it. If you are used to incredibly lightweight mice such as the Logitech G402, then this might be too much of a change.
7. Roccat Tyon
Specifications: 16 Programmable buttons, 8200 DPI, Pro Aim Laster sensor, All buttons can have 2 functions.
- Ergonomic & sturdy design
- Highly precise sensor
- Innovative take on the MMO mouse
- Takes a while getting used to
The Roccat Tyon takes a much different approach to the classic MMO design, and I must admit it was a very pleasant deviation. This mouse is for people that want the performance and functionality of MMO mice but don’t like their design.
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While it certainly doesn’t look like the other mice on the list, the Roccat Tyon has the same high amount of programmable buttons and even more customizability. Not only do the Tyon have eight fully programmable keys but each of them can have a second functionality added. Effectively giving it 16 buttons, as you would ever need that many, but better safe than sorry I guess. This works but using the so-called ”on-the-fly button duplicator” which shifts your keys to their other function. For gamers that enjoy on-the-mice customization and macro key-bindings then this mouse is a true paradise.
This might sound like a much for any mouse to keep track of but don’t worry. The 32-Bit processor and 576kb storage make sure that no matter how many profiles you make, the Roccat Tyon can handle it.
In terms of performance, it uses the renowned ‘Pro-Aim laser sensor’ which is widely regarded as one of the best laser sensors on the market. It’s sporting up to around 8200 DPI which might not sound like much compared to the 16000 of the Razer Naga but don’t always let DPI numbers fool you. Dots per inch is not always better the higher it is, well-optimized mice like the Roccat Tyon have more than enough speed on offer and trust me when I say you won’t be using it at its maximum settings.
It also offers true RGB lighting, which stands for red-green-blue backlighting and basically mean that you can customize the LED lights to be any color under the sun.
The last thing I want to talk about with the Tyon is the ergonomics and easy-switch functionality. The mouse does feel a bit large but not so much as to sacrifice comfort. Its surface feels qualitative and comfortable. The Easy-shift allows it to feel less clunky than the traditional MMO mouse while still having the same amount of buttons. However, it is a bit hard getting used to if you want to use more than the standard eight as remembering all the keys and in what function they are can be tough. That being said, that is not that much different from a regular MMO mouse. Getting used to this amount of key-bindings can be really hard, but if you enjoy macro heavy games, then it is definitely worth it.
There is no doubt about who this mouse caters to. This is for those that want the functionality of a mouse like the Razer Naga but hate the ”MMO” look and feel.
The Roccat Tyon has the performance of an FPS mouse and the programmability of an MMO mouse. Which is a pretty sweet deal.
8. Perixx MX-3100
Specifications: 12 side button layout, 3 preset polling rate settings, 7 preset DPI settings, Software, adjustable LED colors, Optical sensor.
- Great value for money
- Excellent sensor
- Some side buttons are hard to reach
The MX-3100 from Perixx is a real piece of work. It has a strong and reliable sensor, an intuitive button layout and user-friendly software that grant the user a lot of customization options. And best of all, it’s highly affordable.
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It offers a pretty sweet amount of default customization for its dpi and polling rate. With multiple speeds on offer and likely one that suits you perfectly, I mean, when did you last use more than 12.000 DPI? Anyway, if none of these default settings suits you, it also has a very user-friendly software that allows you to customize anything from macro keys, LED Lighting, to polling rate. As well as saving it all in different profiles so you can have different ones for specific game types. I was shocked to see software this good from a minor brand like Perixx when brands like Corsair and Steelseries are still struggling to make their software as good.
If you ever have trouble distinguishing between the different DPI settings on your mouse, then this mouse has a real treat for you. Each DPI preset has a specific breathing LED color assigned to it, so they are easy to tell apart, and don’t worry if you don’t like the LED that goes with your preferred preset. They are all customizable with the software that goes along with the mouse.
The MX-3100 has 12 fully customizable side buttons and all decently intuitive to use with good tactile feedback. I will admit that the two buttons the furthest to the front are a bit hard to use at times, but this is pretty common with mice that have large button layouts. They can’t all be equally user-friendly.
Performance for your buck is the strongest point of the MX-3100 as well as it’s customization and pricing. While ergonomics might be its weakest point, it is still decent. People with small hands might have issues getting the full use out of this mouse and especially the side buttons that are furthest away. The mouse feels a bit too long which makes it so that parts of the side button layout are just too far away and that’s a shame. But if you only plan on using 6 or 7 of them, then this won’t be an issue.
The MX-3100 from Perixx is a great deal. When you look at the specifications on offer here, it is a wonder it doesn’t cost most. Its performance is excellent, and you are free to customize just about anything on it.
The only downside is the design of the side buttons. Due to the long model of the mouse, some of the further buttons are hard to use correctly, which is why mice like the Razer Naga or Logitech G600 are so ”fat” and compact.
Would I recommend it? Definitely, I would mention this to anyone looking for an affordable upgrade to their MMO gaming setup.
9. Havit MS735
Specifications: 12 Side buttons, Full RGB backlighting, 500-12.000 DPI, USB mouse, Optical Pixart sensor, Braided cable.
- Exceptional value for money
- High-end sensor & tracking
Gamers familiar with Havit know that they are known for making some of the best budget gaming gear on the market. The MS735 is direct proof of that.
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First off, it has to be said that the MS735 look stunning. Partly due to the natural and ergonomic design but also because of the beautiful LED backlights which are fully customizable. Yes, you heard that right. A 30 dollar MMO mouse with RGB backlights which is often a feature that cost 20-30 dollar on its own.
Well if it offers RGB backlighting at this price then its performance can’t be very good, can it? Well, you are wrong. While it might not be entirely on par with the Razer Naga or Logitech G600 it gets pretty damn close.
Just like the LED lights, the DPI is also fully adjustable, once you install the adjacent driver. Having to install a driver is not always great, but when it comes to an MMO mouse with RGB lighting, you want the added customization options. For those macro geeks out there this is great. Inside the driver, you can adjust all the 19 programmable buttons, the backlighting, as well as the DPI itself.
If you are looking for a great MMO mouse on a budget, then the MS735 should without a doubt be on your radar. Whether it is better than the Reddragon M901 comes down to personal preferences. While the Reddragon mouse is more fitting for several game genres, the Havit MS735 have a slightly better MMO button layout.
One thing is for sure though. The MS735 has outstanding value for money.
10. Redragon M908
Specifications: 500-12400 DPI, 1000hz Polling rate, 30G acceleration, 18 Programmable buttons, Pixart PMW3327 sensor, Adjustable weight, RGB Lighting.
- Great sensor & tracking
- Very customizable
I am not sure how Redragon keeps producing such high-quality products at such a low cost, but the M908 certainly continues the trend.
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The M908 is packed full of wonderful and high-end features that is rarely seen in mice in this price range. It is sporting the famous PMW3327 Pixart sensor which is generally known as one of the most precise on the market. Combine that with its highly adjustable DPI that can go as high as 12400 and you have quite the powerhouse. The precision of this mouse is pretty astounding for its price, and it feels like the perfect option for people on a budget that still want a certain quality.
M908 is also highly adjustable, both in terms of aesthetics and performance. It comes with the usual DPI adjustment button that allows you to go from slow and precise to ultra fast in a few clicks. However, much like the DPI, macros and everything else, it is customizable in the Redragon software to a much greater extent. Allowing you to personalize your mouse to perfection.
The design is also pretty great but like with most other MMO mice you should be aware that it is slightly larger than your average gaming mouse. It comes with full RGB lighting with 7 custom backlit modes to choose from. So whether you want a constantly changing breath of LED light or if you want your mouse lighting to react to your action, the M908 has a pattern for you.
The M908 is another incredible budget mouse from Redragon, and it is rare to see a mouse in this price range with this many great features.
I would recommend this to anyone on a tight budget that still won’t settle for your average low-end mouse.
What the point of an MMO Mouse?
MMO’s such as World of Warcraft has a whole other kind of complexity than most other games. to perform at a high level; it’s a must to have TONS of key bindings. Which is why an MMO mouse is targeted merely at macro management and usually comes with a lot of extra hotkey on the side, designed to enhance your performance in-game.
This list was impossible to do in chronological order. Just because the mice that made it onto the list all performed so well and all have their strengths and weaknesses. So we decided to focus on that instead. We hope this will help you find the perfect MMO mouse for you and help you in your adventures in Azeroth!
These four factors are what we considered most important in our review.
- Feel/performance – How does it feel to use? Are the key bindings and design intuitive and does it perform overall?
- Specifications/Features – What kind of engine did they put inside the gaming mouse? Does it have any extra features and do they work well?
- Quality – How durable and qualitative is the product?
- Price – How much value for money do you get with the mouse?
These are the things we will be looking the most at. Obviously, there are many other factors to consider when doing in-depth reviews, so rest easy! We have taken everything from durability to the box it came in into consideration when making this list.
Q&A about MMO mice and gaming
As always, we take community questions about the subject of the article. Here is the best and most useful:
Q: I just recently started playing Wow, and I’m considering getting a specific mouse for it, but they seem a little overwhelming. Which would you recommend?
A: If you just started playing your first MMO, I would probably recommend you wait a bit getting an MMO mouse. First of all, you probably don’t have the number of abilities/spells that makes it great if you just started. Secondly, you should be focusing on enjoying the new and interesting world and not focus on macro management. But you could argue that getting the mouse and getting used to it from the start will help you a lot down the line. If you really want one, I would recommend the Reddragon Perdition. It is an extraordinary budget mouse and can even compete with the more high-end mice, but is really cheap. Therefore a safe way to try out your first MMO mouse.
Q: Is having an MMO mouse necessary to compete in an end-game massive multiplayer online environment?
A: No, absolutely not. Some of the best players I have ever played with never used an MMO mouse. It is more niche than necessity, but it has the potential to improve a player’s skill and skill roof in particular significantly. You can be among the best players in an MMO without an MMO mouse, but for some people, it does improve their gameplay and capabilities.
Q: Is getting an MMO mouse really worth it?
A: Yes and no, it really depends on the player. If you are fond of maxing out your performance and enjoy playing complex playstyles that require a lot of macro management, then it certainly is worth it. Since you can maximize your potential with one of these mice. However, if you want one just ”because you play an MMO”, then the answers are probably no. A lot of people buy it only because it has the MMO label on it and it is the genre they play. But ask yourself first, would you be able to get a good deal of use out of the extra buttons?
Q: Is there any difference between the thumb button keyset on the difference MMO mice?
A: Just as it is with a keyboard, there are the membrane and mechanical versions. But unlike with keyboards, the mechanical option is not simply better. The Razer Naga is a prime example of mechanical thumb keysets, while the Reddragon Perdition is an excellent membrane option. Both do incredibly well concerning performance, but which type of keyset comes down to personal preference. However, the difference between the two is a lot smaller than with keyboards.
Q: Would you recommend MMO type mice for any other game genre?
A: Probably not, although some incredible professionals may be able to mid-max their gameplay in competitive RTS gaming with an MMO mouse. It is the exception to the rule and not the other way around. Very few games allow more macros to manage than a regular keyboard can handle, but if you do feel more comfortable with key bindings on your mouse than those on your keyboard, then who are we to say you cannot use it in other games?
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