MMO games like World of Warcraft have been around for some time now, and manufacturers have created dedicated MMO mice with a ton of side buttons for you to have as many hotkeys right at the tip of your thumb for quick casting. When shopping for the best MMO mice, you need to take into account the build quality, the shape of the mouse, and how many different inputs you can register using it.
We've reviewed over 65 mice so far, and these are our recommendations for the best mice for MMOs. Also, check out our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best wireless gaming mice, and the best FPS mice.
The best MMO mouse that we've tested is the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB. This wired gaming mouse is a remarkable choice for MMOs due to its comfortable design and programmable side buttons. It feels outstandingly well-built, with no wobbling or loose parts, and all hand sizes should be comfortable using a claw grip. On the side, you'll find 12 programmable buttons that can be moved back and forth to find the most comfortable position.
Its performance is fantastic, with a wide CPI range, high polling rate, and an impressively low click latency that results in a lag-free and responsive gaming experience. The exceptional Corsair iCUE software, which is fully compatible with Windows and macOS, lets you adjust the CPI settings and control the RGB lighting's four individual zones. It also has on-board memory, meaning all your settings will save to the mouse itself.
Unfortunately, its bulky build makes it inadequate for traveling, but this shouldn't be a problem if you plan on gaming solely at your rig. Those with small hands will struggle to use it in a fingertip grip, while those with extra-large hands will notice it feels too short in a palm grip. Also, the cable is quite stiff and keeps kinks from the package, and may also create drag when moving around. That said, this is an outstanding choice for MMO gaming and one of the best mice we've tested to date.
If you're looking for a more versatile mouse that you can use not only for MMOs but also for FPS games and MOBAs, check out the Razer Naga Trinity. It might not feel as sturdy and well-built as the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB, but it comes with three different swappable side panels. One has a two-button FPS layout, one has a seven-button circular layout, and the last one has a 12-button MMO layout. The excellent CPI range allows you to customize the mouse sensitivity to your preference. Thanks to the very high polling rate, the cursor fluidity is great and accurate. This will be great for any use, but especially for competitive gamers.
If you want the best mouse for MMOs, get the Corsair, but if you play a wider variety of games, grab the Razer instead as it's way more versatile.
The best wireless MMO gaming mouse that we've tested to date is the Logitech G604 Lightspeed. It's quite versatile and makes for an outstanding MMO mouse, as well as an excellent choice for office work. It has a great design and features a latex thumb rest and six side buttons. Also, it feels comfortable to use, and everyone but those with small hands should have no problem using it in both palm and claw grip.
Its performance is outstanding, and it has a wide adjustable CPI range. The maximum polling rate is also very high, which should give you a smooth cursor movement across the screen, while click latency is very low, whether you're using the dedicated receiver or a Bluetooth connection. Almost all of the 13 buttons can be reprogrammed, and you can set a G-shift button on the companion software that triggers a second set of controls for as long as it's pressed.
Unfortunately, this is a fairly heavy mouse and isn't recommended for FPS or ultra-light gaming, and you may be disappointed to learn there are no RGB lighting options. However, you can use the impressive Logitech G HUB software, and all of your changes will save to the on-board memory. Overall, this is a remarkable wireless mouse and should satisfy anyone looking to play MMO games.
If you have large hands and you need a wider mouse that provides a better grip, check out the ASUS ROG Spatha. It might not be fully compatible with macOS, and it can't be used via Bluetooth like the Logitech G604 Lightspeed, but it feels built like a tank, on top of looking like one. It has a very gaming-oriented design with full RGB lighting. It offers up to 14 programmable inputs and is one of the heaviest mice we've reviewed so far. It's also very comfortable to use thanks to its thumb and pinky rests, which indicate that it's better suited for a palm grip. It comes with a nice charging dock for when you're not using it, but you can also use it while it's charging with a cable.
If you want a better overall mouse that can be used for office work and that performs better all around, get the Logitech, but if you have very large hands, the ASUS might be a better option for you.
The best MMO gaming mouse for when you're on a budget is the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming. If you feel like the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB doesn't have enough programmable buttons, this one comes in with an impressive 16 side buttons. It's slightly older than the rest of the products on this list, but it continues to perform well and has a low click latency.
It's very bulky and solid and will be best suited for a palm grip due to its wide body. It also features full RGB lighting, which can be programmed inside the Logitech G HUB software, which allows you to remap all the buttons and configure your preferred sensitivity.
Unfortunately, the cable is quite stiff and keeps a lot of kinks from the packaging, and you'll need to straighten it out a few times. Also, the bulky and heavy design won't be for everyone, especially if you often need to lift your mouse or if you have small hands. Nevertheless, if you have a limited budget and want a lot of inputs, it's an excellent choice.
09/01/2020: Minor updates to the text and verification for accuracy; no changes in product picks.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best mice for MMOs for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper mouse wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no mice that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of mice. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no mouse is perfect for every use, most mice are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.