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 many hotkeys right at the tip of your thumb for quick casting. When shopping for the best MMO mouse, 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 tested over 135 mice, and these are our recommendations for the best MMO mouse. Also, check out our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best wireless gaming mice, and the best FPS mice.
The best MMO gaming mouse that we've tested is the Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE. This is an outstanding choice for MMOs thanks to its solid-feeling body and amazingly comfortable design, which is great for claw grips for all hand sizes. Its 12-button side panel can slide forwards or backward to suit your hand size, and each button is fully programmable.
Its feet offer a good, smooth glide, while its sensor has a low lift-off distance, a high maximum polling rate, and is very consistent between fast and slow movements. You can use the outstanding Corsair iCUE companion software to adjust the CPI across a very wide range in intervals of 1 and also to set RGB effects across four independent lighting zones on the mouse. Also, you can store custom profiles on the mouse's onboard memory to use across different computers.
Unfortunately, small hands will have trouble using it with a fingertip grip, while extra-large hands might find it too short for a palm grip. While its braided cable feels high quality and durable, it's relatively stiff and might drag along desks. All in all, however, this is a fantastic choice for MMO gaming and is one of the best wired mice we've tested.
If you play a variety of different game types, the Razer Naga Trinity is worth considering. It isn't fully compatible with macOS, and its CPI can't be adjusted as precisely as the Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE, but it has a lower latency and three swappable side panels with different button layouts. This feature makes it extremely versatile and lets you customize your mouse to suit your needs, even if it changes depending on the game you're currently playing. Unfortunately, its higher back makes it less suitable for people with small hands.
If you're looking for a mouse with 12 side buttons that's compatible with macOS, go with the Corsair, but if you want a more versatile mouse with multiple button configurations, get the Razer.
The best wireless MMO gaming mouse that we've tested is the Razer Naga Pro. It's essentially a wireless version of the Razer Naga Trinity, so it also has three swappable side panels that let you switch between two, six, and 12 programmable buttons, which is perfect if you're looking for something versatile and wireless. Overall, it feels well built, despite some wobble in the scroll wheel, and comes with RGB lighting zones and virgin-grade PTFE feet that glide smoothly.
You can connect it through either its USB receiver or Bluetooth, and it even comes with a USB extender to optimize performance. It has incredibly low click latency, which stays low even over Bluetooth, and a high polling rate. That, along with the wide, adjustable CPI range, makes for a smooth and responsive gaming experience. It also has a ton of programmable inputs thanks to the HyperShift button, which gives you a second layer of inputs to customize.
Unfortunately, its CPI undershoots a lot when moving the mouse quickly, so it's not the most consistent. It's also quite heavy, and it's on the bulkier side, so it's not really suited to small hands, regardless of grip type. That said, those with medium and larger hands shouldn't have a problem reaching buttons, and it should feel comfortable thanks to its textured grips and pinky rest. All in all, this is an amazing wireless MMO mouse and among the best mice we've tested.
The best MMO mouse that we've tested in the lightweight category is the Razer Naga X. This right-handed mouse feels excellently well built and solid, with no loose parts or creaking sounds, yet is significantly lighter than other MMO gaming mice we've tested. It feels amazingly comfortable to use and has 12 side buttons that are all easy to reach for medium or large hands.
The mouse wheel and side buttons are RGB lit, and you can customize the effects using the Razer Synapse 3 companion software. The software also lets you adjust the CPI in increments of 100 across a very wide range, change the polling rate, and fully reprogram the buttons. The virgin-grade PTFE feet provide a smooth glide, but while the paracord-like cable is flexible, it retains some kinks from packaging.
Unfortunately, it isn't suitable for use with any grip type if you have small hands. Additionally, unlike the other mice in the Naga series, the scroll wheel doesn't L/R tilt, and it only has one CPI switch button which might be a dealbreaker for some. Also, the sensor undershoots when moving slowly, so it's a little inconsistent. All in all, however, this mouse is a great option if you're looking for a lighter mouse to play MMO games.
The best MMO mouse we’ve tested in the budget category is the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming. This wired option feels very well built, thanks to the hard plastic material that covers it, and is very comfortable, especially if you use it with a palm or claw grip. It has good PTFE feet that glide smoothly and a 12-button side panel with an RGB-lit zone that gives it a classic MMO gaming look.
Including the side panel, it has a total of 20 buttons and up to 39 programmable inputs, thanks to the third button on top of the mouse that triggers a new set of commands for as long as you press it. You can easily program everything to your preferred settings using the Logitech G HUB software. It has an excellent click latency, so most gamers shouldn’t notice any delay while playing. While the CPI range isn’t that wide, the sensor is very consistent regardless if you move the cursor quickly or slowly.
Unfortunately, the Logitech is a fairly wide and heavy mouse that may not be suitable for a fingertip grip or smaller hands in any grip type. The braided cable is also quite rigid, keeps kinks from the packaging, and creates drag when moved around. That said, this is an amazing option if you have a limited budget and is also one of the best cheap gaming mice that we've tested.
Jun 15, 2021: Added the Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB and ASUS ROG Spatha to Notable Mentions. Made the Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE 'Best Wired', and the Razer Naga X 'Best Lightweight'. Updated text for clarity and accuracy.
Apr 16, 2021: Updated text for conciseness and clarity; no change to product picks.
Feb 16, 2021: Added the Razer Naga X to Notable Mentions and checked that picks were still accurate.
Dec 18, 2020: Made the Razer Naga Pro 'Best Wireless MMO Mouse'.
Oct 30, 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 MMO 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.