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 90 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're looking for a more versatile alternative, consider the Razer Naga Trinity. Although it isn't fully compatible with macOS and its high back might be too big for small hands, its click latency is lower, and it's more versatile than the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB. It has three swappable side panels to fit different types of gaming. One is a classic two-button layout for FPS, the other is a seven-button circular layout for MOBAs, and the last is a 12-button grid layout for MMOs. The mouse also has a very wide and adjustable CPI range and an exceptionally low click latency, so you shouldn't experience any delay while gaming. Unfortunately, the Razer Synapse 3 software isn't compatible with macOS, but Mac users can save settings to the onboard memory from a Windows PC.
If you want an MMO gaming mouse that's compatible with both Windows and macOS and that's better suited for small hands, get the Corsair, but if you want a more versatile option with a lower click latency, go with the Razer.
The best wireless MMO mouse that we’ve tested is the Razer Naga Pro. It’s a versatile option that works well for most uses, thanks to the swappable side panel that lets you choose between two, six, or 12 programmable buttons. Despite a bit of wobble in the scroll wheel, the mouse feels very well-built and solid, and its PFTE feet glide very smoothly.
You can connect it via Bluetooth or the proprietary receiver, and there’s a USB extender to optimize its performance. It has an incredible number of programmable inputs, and you even get a second layer of controls with the HyperShift Button. The optical sensor has a wide CPI range and high polling rate, giving you a very smooth gaming experience, and the click latency is also remarkably low, whether you use it wired or not.
Unfortunately, the sensor undershoots the CPI quite a lot, especially if you move it at a fast speed. It's also fairly heavy and might be too big for smaller hands with any grip type, but otherwise, it feels very comfortable for medium and large-sized hands. All in all, this is an amazing wireless mouse for MMOs and also one of the best mice we’ve tested.
If you have large hands and you need a wider mouse to provide you with a better grip, check out the ASUS ROG Spatha. It doesn't have as many programmable inputs as the Razer Naga Pro, and it doesn't support Bluetooth, but it feels remarkably well-built, and its grip width is much larger. It has a very gaming-oriented design with full RGB lighting, six large side buttons, and up to 14 programmable inputs. It's also one of the heaviest mice we've tested, and it feels very comfortable thanks to the thumb and pinky rests. However, it's not recommended for smaller hands with any grip type. You can use it wired or wirelessly with the large USB receiver that also doubles as a charging base for its battery. Unfortunately, the CPI range isn't too wide, but at least you can adjust it precisely.
If you want an amazing MMO mouse that supports Bluetooth and has tons of programmable inputs, get the Razer, but if you're looking for a wider alternative that feels even more solid, consider the ASUS instead.
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. This gives you even more customization options, and 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, there’s no variation at all, so the set CPI is incredibly consistent, regardless if you're moving 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.
12/18/2020: Made the Razer Naga Pro 'Best Wireless MMO Mouse'.
10/30/2020: 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.