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 105 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 Pro RGB. This wired gaming mouse is a remarkable choice for MMOs due in part 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 a programmable 12-button panel that can be moved back and forth to find the most comfortable position for you.
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 four individual RGB lighting zones. It also has onboard memory, meaning all your settings can be stored in the mouse itself.
Unfortunately, it has a rather bulky design that makes it inadequate for traveling, but this shouldn't be a problem if you plan on gaming at home. Those with small hands will struggle to use it with a fingertip grip, while those with extra-large hands may find it too short for a palm grip. Also, the cable is quite stiff, keeps kinks from packaging, and may create drag when moving the mouse around. That said, this is an outstanding choice for MMO gaming and one of the best 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 Pro RGB, 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 Razer Naga Pro is the best wireless MMO gaming mouse that we've tested. 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.
If you're looking for something with a wider grip, check out the ASUS ROG Spatha. While its click latency is higher and it doesn't have as many side button options as the Razer Naga Pro does, its sensor performance is a bit better, and its width is wider, which should feel more comfortable for extra-large hands using a palm grip. It has a very consistent sensor, a 2000 Hz polling rate, and a very low lift-off distance, so the sensor shouldn't track your movements when you reposition the mouse. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, and it's very heavy.
If you want a versatile mouse with swappable side panels, go with the Razer, but if you need a wider mouse with a lower lift-off distance, get the ASUS.
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.
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.