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 can you register using it.
We've reviewed over 50 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 so far is the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB. This excellent wired MMO mouse is comfortable to use thanks to its slanted shape and small thumb rest. It features a panel of 12 programmable side buttons, which can be moved forward or back to find the best positioning depending on where your thumb sits. The buttons can be reprogrammed within Corsair's iCUE software to do almost anything, including macros or instant application launching, and the program is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.
The performance of the mouse is outstanding, and its wide CPI range can be adjusted by steps of 1, which is amazing and means you can fine-tune it to precisely match your preferences. Its click latency is also quite low, and even competitive gamers shouldn't notice any delays or lag. The mouse is best used with a claw grip, and all hand sizes should be able to get a comfortable grip and reach all the buttons.
Unfortunately, due to its bulky and wired design, it isn't the best option to take around with you, though it's likely that it'll stay at home with your gaming setup. Overall, this is an amazing MMO gaming mouse, and its comfortable and customizable design, as well as its outstanding performance, make it one of the best mice we've tested to date.
If you play MMOs but also play other games like FPS or MOBAs, get the Razer Naga Trinity. It might not be as well-built as the metallic Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB, and you won't be able to move around the side buttons, but the design of this mouse is even more versatile. It features swappable side panels that have different button layouts. You can either choose from a typical 2-button FPS layout, a circular 7-button layout for MOBAs, or a 12-button MMO layout. However, it's a bit on the larger side, so it might not be suited for people with smaller hands.
If you want the best mouse for MMOs, then get the Corsair, but if you play a wider variety of games, grab the Razer instead as it's way more versatile.
If you're looking to create a cleaner setup with fewer wires, check out the Logitech G604 Lightspeed, the best wireless mouse for MMO games that we've reviewed so far. It's a mouse that's designed for right-handed use, and due to its size, it's better suited for medium to large hands, regardless of the type of grip that you use. It can be paired using the included unifying USB receiver or through Bluetooth, which means that you can pair it to two different devices, and switching between them is just a press of a button. Unfortunately, while it comes with a USB cable, the mouse doesn't have a built-in rechargeable battery and uses a single AA battery instead.
This mouse has 15 programmable buttons that you can customize through Logitech's G HUB software. It has an optical sensor with a very large CPI range and high polling rate, and its click latency is very low whether you're using it via the receiver or through Bluetooth. The scroll wheel is adjustable between incremented or smooth scrolling, and there are also buttons to adjust the CPI on the fly. There's even onboard memory to save profiles in case you need to move to another computer, and its customization software is available for both Windows and macOS.
All in all, this is an excellent MMO mouse with amazing customization options that most gamers should be satisfied with.
If you have large hands and you need a wider mouse that provides a better grip, check out the ASUS ROG Spatha. Like the Logitech G604 Lightspeed, it has a low click latency when used wirelessly; however, this mouse can only be used with its USB receiver, as it lacks Bluetooth connectivity. It has a built-in rechargeable battery and there are customizable RGB lighting zones, which can be set to alert you if the battery is running low. It's a fairly heavy mouse, which is less ideal for FPS or ultra-light gaming, but for MMO players, it has plenty of programmable buttons that can be customized through ASUS' ROG Armoury 2 software. It has a narrower CPI range, though it should be more than enough for most.
The Logitech has better overall performance and more features, but if you need a large mouse, the ASUS is a better choice.
If you play a lot of MMO games but don't want to dish out a ton of cash for a mouse, get the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming mouse. This wired mouse has a wide design that features 12 programmable side buttons on the left side, as well as a large third main click button on the right side which allows you to access a second layer of programmed controls. Its short but wide shape makes it quite comfortable to use, and, in addition to the thumb rest on the left side, its third click button acts as a sort of pinky rest.
Despite being a somewhat bulky mouse, it should be comfortable for almost any hand size with any grip type, other than for extra-large hands who may have a difficult time with a palm grip, or small hands with fingertip grip. Unfortunately, the cable is rather stiff and rigid and it may create drag when using on your desktop. On the upside, the performance of this mouse is excellent, and its CPI range should be more than wide enough for most people. It also has a very low click latency, which is great, so you shouldn't notice any delay from when you press a button to when it's activated on screen.
Overall, this is a fairly unique mouse thanks to its third main click that allows you to access another set of programmed buttons. This helps give it an incredibly large amount of programmable button clicks, without cluttering the mouse too much. The design is fairly basic and somewhat outdated, but its low price point makes it a great choice if you want a superb MMO mouse without spending a ton of money.
03/23/2020: Only 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.