Last Update: Mar 18, 2019

Best 6 MMO Gaming Mice of 2019

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The best MMO mice for complete control in your favorite massively-multiplayer online games.

If you were born in the early ’90s, chances are you’ve played Ultima Online. Thanks to Richard Garriott, we’ve moved on from text-based multi-user dungeons (MUDs) to MMO and MMORPGs. While this now means that you don’t have to rely on your keyboard to play games, you do have to multitask and use both a keyboard and a mouse. This is where MMO-specific mice come into play.

MMO gaming mice often feature a grid of 12-side buttons for shortcuts and macros, perfect for in-game abilities. But what are the best gaming mice for MMOs? The ones recommended by us of course! Here’s our list.

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Best Overall: Razer Naga Trinity

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 120 g
  • Buttons: Up to 19
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: Up to 16,000
  • Size: 4.7 x 2.9 x 1.7 inches

Moving onto a beast of an MMO gaming mouse, the Razer Naga Trinity. As the name suggests, this mouse is a mix between three already existing Razer mice. How you may ask? The three, interchangeable side plates.

When this mouse arrives you have the option to either keep the Naga side panel that features 12 side buttons (best to use during MMO games), or switch between two other plates:

DeathAdder:

2 buttons with a vertical texture padding below to place your thumb.

Hex:

7 buttons in a circle with a rubber padding to place your thumb in the middle.

Razer Naga Trinity Review

All three plates are held into place using magnets, allowing you to easily change them out depending on if you prefer 2, 7, or 12 side buttons. For most people, 7 buttons are plenty, and if you want to casually browse the internet or do a bit of school work on the side, you can simply switch to the DeathAdder panel to comfortably rest your thumb below the 2 buttons.

You may now be wondering if you can change the keybinds depending on what side buttons you are using, and the answer is yes, you can! Through Razer Synapse 3 not only can you create and edit profiles that you can switch between using the button on the bottom of the mouse, but you can also create your own set of programmable keys for all 3 modules.

The 3-zone lighting on the Naga Trinity is customizable through the same software, and if you have other Razer peripherals – such as a Razer keyboard – you can sync the lighting for a colorful gaming setup.

One of the zones includes lighting that almost frames the scroll wheel, a very handy feature for late-night gaming sessions. Now, wheel grip isn’t always necessary for MMO games, yet the studs along the wheel itself allow you to grip it with ease for moments when extra grip is required.

Frankly, the build quality on the rest of the Trinity Naga is pretty similar to its predecessor, which means it’s still the same bulky design suitable for larger hands. However, if this sounds like the right mouse for your hand size, then definitely go for our best choice MMO mouse. After all, it’s basically three mice for the price of one!

+Pros
  • 3 interchangeable side plates with 2, 7, and 12 button configurations
  • Chroma RGB
  • Optimized sensor for precision
  • Suitable for MMO and MOBA
-Cons
  • Learning all 3 button configurations may take time
  • Suitable for right-handed users only
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Premium Pick: Corsair Scimitar Pro

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 122 g
  • Buttons: 12 side
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: Up to 16,000
  • Size: 4.8 x 3 x 1.7 inches

Now onto a quality MMO mouse, the Corsair Scimitar Pro.

Corsair Scimitar Pro Review

One of the problems regarding the G600 is that if you have smaller hands, it’s quite difficult to comfortably reach the front 3 side buttons. Thankfully, Corsair considered every hand size and created a mouse with a slidable thumb panel so that you can adjust the position of the buttons for ease of access.

To slide the buttons back and forth across an 8mm distance, you’ll need to use the included Allen key to loosen the screw on the bottom of the mouse before moving them to your desired position.

Every other column on the side buttons is textured, allowing you to get a better sense of what button your thumb is pressing, perfect for MMO and MOBAs for accuracy. You can remap these mechanical thumb buttons in Corsair’s Utility Engine, and record macros with ease by pressing the record button in record settings.

Rather than an additional ring finger button, this Corsair mouse features a textured grip for your ring and pinky fingers to rest on. You may have to get used to this way of resting your fingers, but you’ll be happy to know that the Scimitar Pro will always stay in your hands.

Another thing you might find uncomfortable is the position of the DPI buttons. They are slightly further back compared to other mice, so pressing them quickly can be difficult, yet this won’t be an issue in MMO.

What you might find problematic, however, is the glossy plastic finish that picks up fingerprints faster than you’ll be switching gear on-the-fly in RuneScape. Just, try not to get banned for going against the rules by performing more than one in-game action.

Like many gaming mice we have reviewed, the Corsair Scimitar Pro comes with 3 game profiles, handy for switching between MMOs like RuneScape and World of Warcraft where you’ll require different keybinds. You don’t have to fret about recreating game profiles when you’re away from home either, as this mouse features hardware playback so that your profiles are saved on-board, great for on-the-go MMO players.

+Pros
  • Custom actions and lighting effects
  • Mechanical side buttons with tactile feedback
  • Textured side button keycaps for extra grip
  • Adjustable side button positions up to 8mm
-Cons
  • No weight adjustment
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Value for Money: Logitech G600

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 133 g
  • Buttons: 20
  • Sensor: Laser
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 50 – 8,200
  • Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 8.3 inches

Logitech G600 Review

The Logitech G600 is our best value MMO mouse for a variety of reasons, but the main thing that caught our eye was the number of buttons it has to offer. The whopping 20 buttons can easily replace a variety of keyboard functions, allowing you to remap many skills to the G600. Doing this means you don’t have to reach across your keyboard during heated battles in MMOs like WoW, allowing you to attack much faster.

Knowing that a mouse has 20 buttons in total can be a little intimidating, and you definitely have to get used to this mouse. Yet, Logitech designed the G600 so that you know exactly what you’re pressing to ensure you’re fully in control. One of the things that Logitech did to guarantee you won’t miss a button is tilt the side buttons, giving all 12 of them a different feel.

The downside to the side buttons is that if you have smaller hands, reaching the front 3 buttons can be extremely uncomfortable. However, if your hands are larger, there’s no need to worry about feeling uncomfortable in MMO games with the Logitech G600.

Another handy feature regarding the buttons is that you can switch between 3 game profiles and CPI by moving the mouse scroll wheel left and right. This on-the-fly profile switching button is extremely handy if you’re jumping from one MMO game to another.

The additional ring finger button makes this a slightly bulky mouse, and admittedly, accidentally clicking it can be painfully frustrating. Therefore, if you end up purchasing the G600 yourself and you constantly press the ring finger button by accident, simply unbind it in Logitech’s Gaming Software.

Within this software, you can create the previously mentioned game profiles that you can switch between with ease, and change the RGB lighting and effects to a color that ensures you can see every thumb button in the dark.

The build quality of this Logitech is just phenomenal for its on-sale price. It’s a mouse that will stick by your side for a long time, and you know what won’t stick? Sweat! Yes, as gross as that may sound, the fingerprint-resistant coating on the left and right buttons, along with the hydrophobic coating on the palm rest, allow you to use this mouse for weeks without gunk building up.

There’s definitely a learning curve to this mouse as it features a massive amount of buttons, yet for under $35, this is by far the best value mouse for MMO games.

+Pros
  • 20 MMO-tuned buttons
  • G-shift button
  • Ergonomic design
-Cons
  • Ring button can be easy to accidentally click
  • Some buttons can be difficult to reach
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Most Versatile: Redragon M908 Impact

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Specifications

  • Weight: 272 g
  • Buttons: 18 customizable
  • Sensor: Laser
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 500 – 12,400
  • Size: 4.81 x 3.62 x 1.65 inches

Redragon M908 Impact Review

Now onto another affordable mouse that’ll fit into almost everyone’s budget, the Redragon M908 Impact.

Like all of the mice on our list, this Redragon features 12 side buttons that allow you to easily switch between things like in-game spells and inventory items. What we haven’t seen so far, however, is a “rapid fire button” beside the left mouse click.

This easy-to-access button is extremely handy for games like The Elder Scrolls Online, as you can use it for ultimate abilities and other skills to improve how you perform in PvP. Key customization and macro creation are all done through the Redragon software – just be careful using those macros in certain games.

We have mentioned how on-the-fly DPI buttons aren’t exactly necessary when it comes to MMOs, yet if you wish to purchase a mouse that you can use for MMO and FPS, the M908 Impact is a great choice. The lighting alongside these DPI buttons indicates what level of DPI you are on, which is a useful feature if you often switch between a high and low level for more accurate shots in FPS.

If you’re switching from one type of game to another, the 5 memory profiles with dedicated lighting colors for easy identification, is a subtle yet effective feature that the other mice don’t offer.

The Redragon Impact, despite its price, offers a very durable design with an 8-piece weight tuning set (2.4g x8) for easy customization. Although this mouse is more suitable for those with medium to large hands, the wide design allows your hand to comfortably rest on it without you having to grip it tightly in your palm. Overall, this mouse offers some great features for a very affordable price.

+Pros
  • 5 memory profiles
  • Additional 8-piece weight tuning set (2.4g x8)
-Cons
  • Heavy mouse
5

Most Comfortable: Roccat ROC-11-900-AM Nyth

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Specifications

  • Weight: 119 g
  • Buttons: 12 side
  • Sensor: Laser
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: Up to 12,000
  • Size: 5 x 3 x 1.5 inches

Roccat ROC-11-900-AM Nyth Review

The Roccat Nyth is one of the most customizable mice on our list. It features three sets of swappable thumb buttons and two ergonomic side grips for different grip styles. The ability to swap out the thinner palm rest for a wider one that features a ring finger rest makes this Roccat a suitable mouse for everyone’s needs.

This ergonomic design ensures your hand never gets tired, even after you’ve spent hours mastering skills in RuneScape.

Onto the most important aspect of the Roccat Nyth, the thumb buttons. By sliding the release slider on the bottom of the mouse, all of the buttons pop out, ready for you to customize to suit your personal need. Now, we at Game Gavel know that when it comes to MMOs, not everyone will use all 12 side buttons.

Luckily, you can cut out an entire row by placing a blank into a row that you don’t want to use. This blank would be handy on the bottom row for extra space for your thumb to rest, as there isn’t much room for your thumb to sit with all of the buttons in.

When it comes to customization, you can either put a single or double button into the 12 slots, so if you just want to browse the internet, the double buttons are perfect for basic tasks. And, if you often lose things, the Nyth comes with a handy case for all of these additional thumb buttons and side grips, so you definitely won’t lose them. Unless you lose the case.

Under the mouse wheel is a handy shift button that allows you to access the second set of functions for each button, meaning there are many different layout and function combinations to choose from. Furthermore, if you still can’t find a layout that works for you, Roccat has a 3D print library where you can order custom side buttons and side plates, or create your own using a 3D printer. The options are endless!

We understand that this mouse comes at a price, yet you definitely get what you pay for with the Roccat Nyth.

+Pros
  • Side grips
  • Individually add or remove all 12 side buttons
  • Optimized for 3D printing via the   3D library
-Cons
  • Buttons under the mouse wheel are awkward to reach for
  • All side buttons pop out at once when swapping them out
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Best for Small Hands: UtechSmart Venus

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 212.6 g
  • Buttons: 19 programmable
  • Sensor: Avago
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: Up to 16,400
  • Size: 8.9 x 8.2 x 3.8 inches

UtechSmart Venus

Truthfully, the UtechSmart Venus is very similar to the Redragon M908 Impact, yet the Venus is much more suitable for larger handed individuals. They both feature 18 programmable buttons, an 8-piece weight set for customizable weight configurations, and a “rapid fire button”. So why did we include it in our list? Comfort.

The ring finger rest on the UtechSmart Venus is much more comfortable than the one on the Redragon, so overall your hand sits in a much more relaxed position. When it comes to the material of the body, the matte finish on the Venus is arguably better than the plastic finish on the Redragon too. It’s less fingerprint prone, and it’s textured for additional grip.

Like many MMO mice, each side button is slightly different in shape and size so you know exactly what buttons you’re pressing. However, the thumb rest underneath the buttons is a little short, so larger thumbs can’t rest comfortably on it.

The UtechSmart Venus has more lighting zones than the other mice we have reviewed here, and a little too many in my opinion. I mean, this thing has headlights! Unfortunately, effects are limited to static and breathing, so for those of you who like to go mad with lighting and effects, well, apologies!

Overall, for under $40, you can still use this mouse for MMO gaming without having to spend a fortune. Though sometimes, it’s best to invest a little more into something you’ll feel comfortable using.

+Pros
  • Additional 8-piece weight set (2.4g x8)
  • RGB lighting
  • Programmable “fire button”
-Cons
  • 6 ft cable

What to Look for in an MMO Gaming Mouse

Sensor:

The sensor is one of the most important components of an MMO gaming mouse. There isn’t much of a difference between optical and laser mice, yet you typically get a higher DPI and resolution with a laser one.

Buttons:

A good MMO mouse should come with at least 12 customizable side buttons for you to play around with. Not only should they be customizable, but they should also be positioned so that you feel comfortable using them. Therefore, button placement is crucial.

Macros and Software:

A mouse that allows you to easily create and use macros will allow you to perform actions faster in-game, like sending your pet to automatically attack in World of Warcraft with the press of a mouse button.

logitech gaming software

When it comes to software, the ability to create multiple game profiles is handy if you like to play a range of different MMOs.

Grip:

No matter what gaming mouse you’re looking to buy, you’ll need one that has good enough grip so that you are always in control, regardless of what game you’re playing.

Budget:

While on the hunt for an MMO gaming mouse, you must ensure that whatever you’re looking for fits within your price range. Our list contains some value MMO gaming mice, alongside some pricier models.


FAQ

Is it worth buying a gaming mouse?

If you’re gaming, then buying a gaming mouse is essential. Why? Gaming mice often include side buttons that allow you to bind in-game skills for shortcuts, allowing for a competitive edge.

Why do MMO mice have so many buttons?

We have mentioned that MMO mice often feature 12 side buttons, but why do some have 20? Much like any gaming mouse with buttons, side buttons can be used for skills, and swapping out weapons and inventory items with ease.

g600 zoomed side buttons mmo mouse

What is the best wireless mouse for gaming?

Wireless mice are becoming increasingly popular as they prevent desk clutter. There are many great wireless mice out there, choosing the right mouse is about personal preferences. However, we have reviewed some pretty good  wireless gaming mice that you could test out for yourself and see if they are for you.


Conclusion

There are many great MMO gaming mice on the market, yet the Razer Naga Trinity stood out to us the most. The ability to customize side buttons is important for MMO games, and the Naga Trinity offers just that. It definitely comes at a hefty cost, but if you wish to master MMO games and battle in style, the Razer Naga Trinity is a go-to MMO mouse.

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