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 account for the build quality, the shape of the mouse, and how many different inputs you can register using it.
The best MMO mouse for gaming that we've tested is the Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE. It's an outstanding choice for MMOs thanks to its solid-feeling body and amazingly comfortable design, 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 Corsair iCUE software to adjust the CPI across a very wide range in intervals of 1 and 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 you can't adjust its CPI 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.
In the wireless category, the best MMO gaming mouse we've tested is the Razer Naga Pro. It features swappable side panels, which you can change to have a 2, 6, or 12-button layout. You can reprogram each of the buttons through Razer's Synapse 3 software, and you can use the software to customize the RGB lighting and create profiles that you can save onto the mouse's onboard memory to take with you across devices.
Performance-wise, the Naga Pro has a wide CPI range, within which you can precisely set the CPI in increments of 50, and it has an incredibly low click latency, even over Bluetooth. It connects wirelessly with a dedicated USB receiver, which has its own storage compartment inside the mouse. You can also use it with its dedicated charging cable, which is paracord-like and doesn't create much drag. Additionally, it feels very well-built, and its virgin-grade PTFE feet glide smoothly across desks and mousepads.
Unfortunately, the Naga Pro is a fairly large mouse, so it isn't suitable for users with smaller hands in any grip type. The sensor is also very inconsistent and undershoots the CPI during fast cursor movements. The lift-off distance, while low, is still a bit higher than some other options. With that said, this is a very versatile and responsive mouse, and it's the best wireless MMO mice we've tested.
The best MMO mouse 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 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. Also, 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 budget MMO gaming mouse we've tested is the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming mouse. Like many other MMO mice, the G600 has 12-programmable buttons on the left side, but its main feature is the third click button that acts as a dedicated G-Shift button to access a second layer of commands for as long as you press it. You can use the Logitech G HUB software to assign custom settings to one of three profiles that you can store on the mouse's onboard memory, and the software is compatible with both Windows and macOS.
In terms of performance, it has a very low lift-off distance, impressively low click latency for its price point, and a suitably wide CPI range within which you can adjust the CPI in increments of 50. The sensor, impressively, has virtually no variation, and it shouldn't perceptibly undershoot or overshoot the set CPI. Also, it feels very well-built, and it's suitable for medium to extra-large hands using either a palm or claw grip.
Unfortunately, it's a heavy and bulky mouse, so users with smaller hands will have difficulty reaching the third click button and some side buttons. It's also wired-only, and the included braided cable isn't very flexible and retains kinks from the packaging, which can cause drag. However, if you're looking for a solid-feeling and high-performing mouse with a budget in mind, this is the best budget MMO mouse that we've tested.
Oct 12, 2021: Updated text for clarity; removed ASUS ROG Spatha from Notable Mentions and replaced with ASUS ROG Spatha X due to availability; added Razer Basilisk V3 and UtechSmart VENUS to Notable Mentions.
Aug 13, 2021: Added the Redragon M913 Impact Elite to Notable Mentions.
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.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best MMO mice 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.