Best MMO Mouse (2020)

We checked out the top mice from Razer, Logitech, SteelSeries and corsair to hunt down the best MMO mouse for 2020, and if you’re in a rush buy the Razer Naga Trinity it’s our overall top pick. For our other top MMO mouse picks see our review of the best high-end, budget and wireless MMO mice below.

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Top Pick
Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - Interchangeable Side Plate w/ 2, 7, 12 Button Configurations - Mechanical Switches
BenQ Zowie EC2-A Ergonomic Gaming Mouse for Esports (Medium)
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse W/ Hero 16K Sensor, 140+ Hour with Rechargeable Battery and Lightsync RGB. PowerPlay Compatible, Ambidextrous, 107G+10G optional, 16, 000 DPI
Logitech G PRO Hero Gaming Mouse
Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse with Esports grade performance
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Razer Naga Trinity
BenQ Zowie EC2-A
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED
Logitech G Pro Wired
Logitech G Pro Wireless
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
32000
16000
16000
16000
Buttons
19
5
11
6
4-8
Sensor
Optical 5G
3310 (optical)
HERO 16K (optical)
HERO 16K (optical)
HERO 16K (optical)
Weight
4.2 ounces
3.2 ounces
3.84 ounces
2.9 ounces
2.88 ounces
Top Pick
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Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - Interchangeable Side Plate w/ 2, 7, 12 Button Configurations - Mechanical Switches
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Razer Naga Trinity
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
19
Sensor
Optical 5G
Weight
4.2 ounces
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BenQ Zowie EC2-A Ergonomic Gaming Mouse for Esports (Medium)
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BenQ Zowie EC2-A
Prime
DPI/CPI
32000
Buttons
5
Sensor
3310 (optical)
Weight
3.2 ounces
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Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse W/ Hero 16K Sensor, 140+ Hour with Rechargeable Battery and Lightsync RGB. PowerPlay Compatible, Ambidextrous, 107G+10G optional, 16, 000 DPI
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Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
11
Sensor
HERO 16K (optical)
Weight
3.84 ounces
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Logitech G PRO Hero Gaming Mouse
Title
Logitech G Pro Wired
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
6
Sensor
HERO 16K (optical)
Weight
2.9 ounces
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Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse with Esports grade performance
Title
Logitech G Pro Wireless
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
4-8
Sensor
HERO 16K (optical)
Weight
2.88 ounces

Best MMO Mouse Overall

The Razer Naga Trinity is an excellent option for a gamer who switches between genre often (FPS, RPG, MMO) due to the swappable side plates this product offers.

Pros:
  • High quality, great value
  • Suits various hand sizes and different grip types (clam or palm etc)
  • Multi function (side plates)
Cons:
  • Takes some time to configure
  • Heavy
  • Expensive

Sensor: 5G Optical | Weight: 4.2 ounces | Buttons: 12

The Razer Naga Trinity can be described in 3 words: powerful, ergonomic, accessible. Named Trinity due to its 3 customizable side buttons that you can easily swap at any time. When you need an ideal MMORPG mouse, the Razer Naga Trinity is a perfect choice.

TIP: If you are a casual gamer, check out our best gaming mouse round-up.

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

One of the exceptional selling points of the Razer Naga Trinity above the other iterations is that you can change the side plate depending on the game you are playing. This features the 12-button layout, that is enough to bring any WoW player to their knees. However, you can switch it out for a simple 2-button layout for FPS gaming or day to day use, or reduce it down to a 7 button MOBA layout, which is something very convenient for any MMO player.

As for the scroll wheel, it is very tactile and easy to the touch and allows a custom tilt.

Build Quality

The Razer Naga Trinity is covered in hard plastic with each side attached with rubber grips and flaunts its signature Razer RGB colors from top to bottom which looks “very”  Gamery. The side buttons are well-placed, meaning you will not have a frequent case of misclicking. The Naga is built with top-quality materials to achieve an optimal accurate, well made gaming mouse. 

Sensor

Naga Trinity uses 5G optical sensor with up to 16000 DPI with less than 1 ms. In layman’s terms, you will feel little to no input lag, giving you a the competitive edge over your opponents.

Weight

For a gaming mouse, the Razer Naga Trinity feels quite heavy – 120 g to be exact. This can either be good or bad depending on how you want your mouse to weigh; for shooters, a heavy mouse is a matter of preference. For MMORPGs, a light to medium-light mouse is typically preferred by players.

Hand Size/Grip

I do want to note that even if the Razer Naga Trinity is fitting for any hand size, the 12 buttons on the side can be too small; you may think you have clicked on button 6 but you could of actually hit button 5. It will take some time to get used to and adjust to the mouse and it’s layout.

You can play your games with either a claw grip or a palm grip. Both are favorable in any MMO circumstance.

So, why 3 interchangeable side buttons? That is because it all depends on your style of gaming. 12 buttons are great for fast-paced MMOs, 7 works well with MOBAs and 2 is favorable if you are more used to keyboard mapping instead. What matters most is that the mouse is very ergonomic in the hand (right or left) – no matter the palm size.

Software

Razer Naga Trinity uses a Razer Synapse 3 driver, which allows you to adjust your DPI up to a maximum of 16000 (typically you never need to set it this high). Synapse also allows you to adjust the RGB colors and map the 12 keys. You can even assign the colors based on the game you are playing which adds a bit of personal touch whenever you want to go aggressive with your guild in WoW or grinding for Solos in DotA 2.

The Naga automatically detects which side buttons you attached with so you do not need to go through the configuration profile.

Speaking of profiles, you can make up to 4 setting profiles allowing you to easily switch profiles using the button underneath the device. 

I highly advise mapping each set of custom keys because if you need to swap the attached side buttons with another set of side buttons, the Naga Trinity will automatically detect the new one and adjust the settings accordingly.

Conclusion

Overall, if you have the money, the Razer Naga Trinity is a must-buy whether you play online RPGs, MOBAs or even a bit of Quake. It is an all-around fantastic mouse which you can set and customize.

See the full Razer Naga Trinity Review

Most Buttons

The Scimitar Pro is the perfect choice for online RPG and MOBA gamers who want the most buttons possible (12 programmable and 17 total! The Scimitar Pro is big, making it better suited to gamers with large hands. And, the RGB model looks awesome as well!

Pros:
  • Customizable
  • Lots of buttons
  • Accurate sensor
Cons:
  • Heavy
  • A litlte big
  • Might be too pricey for some

Sensor: 5G Optical | Weight: 4.3 ounces | Buttons: 17

A mouse with all the boxes ticked… boasting 12 programmable buttons, and 17 total – making the Corsair Scimitar Pro an excellent option for MMO gamers. The only downside to this is the size; the thing is massive even for gamers with fairly big hands, this still “feels big” to and it is certainly heavy at 147g. The Scimitar Pro looks the part with the RGB lighting and the overall build feels good in everyday and gaming use. Another thing I liked about the Corsair Scimitar Pro was the hardware stored profiles, no need for software.

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

Profession WoW player Bajheera highly recommends using this for online RPGs for various reasons. First, it offers the most buttons in a gaming mouse – 17 total customizable buttons. Each column alternates with smooth and rough buttons so you can indicate which specific hotkey you are pressing – which is good especially if your main complaint is the buttons being more confusing than convenient. The buttons are also not too sensitive, meaning you can grip the Corsair with your thumb and avoid clicking the side buttons accidentally.

Build Quality

The contrasting textures make the Scimitar Pro feel unique everytime you hold it. The Corsair mouse includes firm rubber grips so your hand does not easily slide off.  The casing is made of soft plastic, the rubberized tactile scroll wheel makes it easy to use and each part of the mouse feels well made – something cheap gaming mice can never achieve because their detachable buttons tend to loosen up. The mouse really feels ergonomic despite including more than a dozen modded buttons from the front to the sides.

Sensor

The sensor on the Scimitar Pro is similar to the Razer Naga Trinity: 16000 DPI 5G optical sensor – ensuring that your scrolling and clicking do not experience any input lag especially during crucial moments in games. This makes it ideal for clashes during PvP sessions and team fights during late-game moments. Sure, 16000 DPI is something you do not need for RPGs but if you happen to like other game types on the sideline, then the Corsair makes a wonderful all-around mouse. However, right out of the box, the configurations already feels very accurate in which you would barely need to consult the software settings.

Hand Size/Grip

Its firm grip makes it essential especially for close encounters in heated battles. The 12 custom side buttons are separated just right so you do not have lots of misclicking instances.

As a gaming mouse, it weighs 147 g – a bit too heavy for some. But surprisingly, despite the design layout, you can play without even accidentally clicking on the multitude of buttons. For a mouse with so many keys, it feels very comfortable to hold. It is made for right-handed players and suits players who use a palm or claw grip.

Software

While the Corsair Scimitar Pro already feels accurate once you connect it to the PC, you can always adjust its settings using the Corsair iCue driver. The best part about the software is how personalized it feels: a 3D model displaying your mouse that lets you set each button in your own way plus a handful of other custom buttons on the top of the mouse. The most distinctive feature here is allowing you to set the RGB colors in every portion of the mouse individually; in other words, you can change the color of the logo while having a different color on the scroll wheel and on the side buttons (pretty cool!).

Conclusion

While it does feel heavy for a MMO-focused mouse, the Corsair Scimitar Pro is ideal for the MMORPG/MOBA player that prefers shortcut hotkeys on the mouse. This makes it best suited for World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls Online, Black Desert Online and Final Fantasy XIV. However, if you prefer playing League of Legends, DotA 2 or Heroes of the Storm, just do what I do: map the hotkeys to the rough buttons and leave the smooth ones unassigned.

Related: On the hunt for the right colors to match your setup? Check out our white gaming mouse review for 2019.

 

Best Wireless MMO Mouse

The Logitech G903 is the top wireless mouse for MMO gamers on the planet; no noticeable input lag no cable drag and wireless charging when used with the recommended Logitech Lightspeed pad. If you’ve put off trying a wireless gaming mouse due to input lag or other related concerns, we recommend you give the G903 a try (there is no noticeable lag).

Pros:
  • Fully programmable and customizable buttons
  • Excellent sensor
  • No noticible input lag
Cons:
  • Cost
  • Best used with mouse mat
  • Not very ergonomic, due to the ambidextrous shape

Sensor: PMW3366 Optical | Weight: 3.84 ounces | Buttons: 11

Besides the price tag there are not many downsides to the Logitech G903. When it comes to quality to price ratio, they are pretty much in-line with the rest of the brands in this list. For a device with this level of features and functionalities, it is justified to have a higher price tag.

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

The G903 comes equipped with 11 customizable keys that you can attach all at once. Conveniently, you can only stick to the original 2 side buttons if you think using more than the default amount of keys feels like overkill. That alone makes the G903 a great choice for all-around gaming without the cable fuss. Need to play FPS? Go ahead and stick with the 2 to 4 side buttons (to reduce accidental button pressing). The scroll wheel is also tiltable and very firm to the grip when used.

Build Quality

Design conscious people do argue that its looks are not exactly aligned with the price tag, but considering what you get under the hood it more than makes up for it. However, it does sport the classic Logitech black and blue combination over a hard plastic cover.

The mechanical switches are very responsive on each button press. However, you may think that the Logitech G903 looks fragile because the images look like each part may fall off, but trust me (and thousands of other experienced users), it is not. In fact, the G903 is very strong and solid feeling, which makes it certainly future-proof.

Sensor

The G903 uses the Logitech-exclusive PMW3366 – which they claim as their “best” sensor for a gaming mouse. Some argue that the PMW3366 is one of the “worst” sensors in a mouse but only the most meticulous people can differentiate that from an optical sensor. There are only slight differences between the two such as the “Deadzones” aka the point where the mouse reaches the corner, and DPI; a 5G optical sensor achieves up to 16000 DPI while a PMW3366 can only reach a maximum of 12000 DPI. But if you were to ask me which is better, I would say it doesn’t matter. After all, no normal gamer would ever play any game from 12000 to 16000 DPI anyway.

Due to Logitech’s excellent battery life, expect to play Diablo III and Heroes of the Storm for an hour session using the wireless G903 and still have enough charge for another day left  – impressive. According to Logitech, the mouse can reach up to 24 hours of gameplay time (with RGB on) which makes it great for long gaming sessions. Although if you do find yourself at low battery, you can always plug in the charger and still get in on the action thanks to the Logitech POWERPLAY feature that lets you charge your mouse and use it at the same time.

The wireless connection also feels very fast when you need to link it to your PC or laptop – around 3 to 10 seconds. Throughout gameplay there is no noticible input lag when playing on the most highly-skilled champions in LoL.

Weight

As for the weight, the G903 is light at just 110 g; making it ideal for MMOs. Combine that with a moderately high DPI and you get a better chance at one-upping your opponent in millisecond action movements.

Hand Size/Grip

If you find comfort in right-handed-focused mice, you may have to adjust for some time before getting used to the G903 since this is an ambidextrous build. While this is a plus for left-handed players, the overall ergonomics are not well suited for rightys. While I did say that the mechanical switches are on point, the overall grip is not – especially if you play using a claw grip. It baffles me how the older G303 felt more comfortable for claw grip gamers, but the G903 feels different. But if you are a palm grip player, this should not affect you as much, but it will take a little time to adjust to the G903.

Software

The G903 uses the Logitech G software – a universal program for the brand that serves as an all-in-one calibrator. While the initial mouse sensitivity for the G903 is good enough, you can always adjust the DPI from 200 to 12000. You can even enable or disable the lights if you wish. Take note that its battery life can reach up to 32 hours without lights. There is nothing much to say here; it’s a regular software that does what a mouse configuration software should do.

Conclusion

A Logitech always excels in creating a high-quality wireless product and it shows with the G903. It may not come cheap, but it does a lot of things right to make it worth your money. The Logitech G903 lasts for hours and lets you configure on the fly even when in-game. Its exclusive LIGHTSPEED USB receiver also ensures minimal input lag as if you are a pro gamer playing wired. If you do not fancy wires but still want that competitive edge in multiplayer RPGs, then you should pick up a Logitech G903.

In short, the G903 is definitely a prime example of how a wireless mouse should be, see the full Logitech G903 Review here for a more in-depth details.

Minimal MMO Mouse

We recommend the Zowie esports mouse for MMO players who use keyboard macros rather than mapping to mouse buttons.

Pros:
  • Lightweight
  • Comes in different sizes
  • No software
Cons:
  • No software (less customization)
  • Limited DPI range
  • Less features

Sensor: PMW3310 Optical | Weight: 3.2 ounces | Buttons: 5

Zowie esports mice have dominated the professional CS:GO players; the Zowie EC2-A has made a name for itself as the most used CS:GO gaming mouse. But for MMO gamers, is this input device in the wrong place? Not if you are looking for a lightweight, simple, and highly accurate mouse with minimal buttons. We recommend the Zowie EC2-A for players who use keyboard macros rather than mapping to mouse buttons.

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

Do not expect fancy features here; in fact, there are barely any features on the EC2-A – no software, no DPI button, only 2 side buttons and a non-flexible but rubberized scroll. Overall, you have 5 buttons: left-right clicks, the scroll button and the 2 buttons on the left side. You are buying this because you prefer simplicity over added functions.

Build Quality

Some may call the Zowie EC2-A barebones, but in reality, it is more than enough for gamers who want something simple yet effective. This BenQ mouse may not be the most visually appealing, but it is – hands down – one of the most reliable gaming mice ever to grace on everything e-competitive. Strong, responsive, and simple.

The Zowie EC2-A has been in the gaming scene since 2011 – it has aged well!

Sensor

The Zowie EC2-A uses a 3310 optical sensor which is good enough for general gaming. Aside from minor issues such as slight acceleration and mouse smoothing, you really shouldn’t notice any issues as the EC2-A is favorable for eSports players, meaning it’s favorable for any player.

Ths EC2-A is typically used on RPGs such as World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV and – it just works.

While the EC2-A may work better on games like CSGO, CoD, R6 Siege and battle royale games, it still blends in harmony with role-playing games. Its DPI may only achieve a maximum of 3200 but that makes it more than enough to make a decent gaming mouse for MMoRPG fans.

Weight

It may look heavy but the EC2-A is the lightest mouse on this list, weighing at just 97 g. That makes it perfect for PvP, PvE and competitive online matches.

Hand Size/Grip

The design is quite ambidextrous and the EC2-A is slightly smaller than the Zowie EC1-A but it does its job effectively on online role-playing games. Unlike the G903, the EC2-A fits perfectly for any medium-sized hand. Both claw grip and palm grip players will find satisfaction in its level of comfort since grip type does not matter for this mouse.

Software

The EC2-A is a plug-and-play mouse in which you do not ever need to configure anything at all. Sure, it may not feel personalized but it definitely makes it up in terms of superior performance.

Conclusion

The Zowie EC2-A may sound boring for players looking for lights and a significant number of customizable buttons, but if you just need a good one because you prefer mapping controls on the keyboard, this is the best product to buy. And, due to its release years ago, the EC2-A is cheaper than the majority of modern gaming mice.

Solid, tactile and concise: those are the best descriptions for the EC2-A.

Best Budget MMO Mouse

The G600 is in our favorite for 2019’s budget MMO mouse for those that need a lot of buttons at a lower price, while still getting a well built and reliable mouse.

Pros:
  • Thumb buttons (good for MMO)
  • Buttons allow for customization
  • Feels comfortable / nice weight in hand
Cons:
  • Not suited for claw grip
  • The button feel is not as good as the Razer Naga
  • Sensor is not the same level as the DeathAdder

Sensor: Optical | Weight: 4.6 ounces | Buttons: 20

The Logitech G600 is our pick for 2019’s best budget mouse for MMO and MOBA. The G600 has a large number of highly configurable thumb buttons, although I did feel like the middle row buttons were a bit of a stretch (at least for my thumb) when compared to Razer Naga (the Razer Naga also wins on button quality and the mechanical buttons on the Naga just feel “better” than on the G600).

However, that does not mean this Logitech hardware is a letdown. If you want a mouse that looks good and performs just right to give you that competitive edge, the G600 is worth your money.

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

Besides 2 additional middle buttons, the G600 also includes 12 side buttons that you can customize – perfect for mapping hotkeys. While its number of buttons is generous, the overall feel is not. There were a lot of instances when I accidentally clicked on the wrong side button while just scrolling. But hey, it is what you get for using a budget gaming mouse.

Build Quality

The overall design of the G600 is quite likable though; RGB colors are on fleek, and the added buttons really make you look like a legit pro MMO gamer. The G600 is coated in plastic but the scroll wheel is rubberized. All 3 primary buttons have a lifespan of 20 million clicks. The USB cord is braided too which is always a plus for mouse longevity. Also, the bottom is coated with Teflon, creating a very smooth experience when scrolling. It is cheap, but it sure does not look like one.

Sensor

Logitech claims it uses a “gaming-grade” laser sensor but let’s be real; it’s just a regular laser sensor. While there is nothing wrong with laser sensors, it does have major differences versus optical sensors. The latter performs faster with quicker response times, on-point acceleration and zero smoothing.  The sensor itself is the main reason why the G600 is the cheapest on the list. Along with other reasons is because it has a lower DPI range from 250 to 8200 resolution – which is still good for any MMO.

Weight

The G600 weighs at 133 g which is quite heavy especially for RPGs but just right for FPS, especially the sniper types.

Hand Size/Grip

Claw grip players beware – the G600 may feel uncomfortable. It is as if the Logitech mouse was purposefully designed for palm grips only – which is a shame because this could have been a great all-around gaming mouse. If anything, the G600 is anything but ergonomic – especially when playing for a long time. While I did say the mouse performs good on select games, it has been known to cause finger fatigue after playing for a long period of time – mostly due to players who are used to playing with a claw grip. Although, do not consider that as a deal breaker especially if you are a palm grip player.

The G600 is at home on most popular modern MMORPGs and it performs great; while I did elaborate on the finger aching issue above, the G600 is not bad at all especially for a laser sensor-based mouse. While the middle row side buttons do feel far (especially for players with small hands), its overall comfort is just right for a few hours. It may not be as comfortable as the Naga or even the Zowie EC2-A.

Software

Much like the G903, the G600 also uses the Logitech G software. I was pleasantly surprised to see how this has more customization than the G903. The G600 interface includes the usual button mapping with DPI calibration. Speaking of DPI calibration, the software also lets you adjust the DPI buttons on how much resolutions you want to add or reduce – which is great considering most up-and-down DPI buttons only have fixed numbers. Aside from that, of course, you get to customize the RGB colors too.

Conclusion

That said the G600 is our budget pick if you don’t want to shell out on the Naga. If you need a quick fix of the pro gaming experience, grab the G600, but if you have the money, go with the Naga.

If we Had to Choose?

In all honesty, any of the MMO mice above will perform well during gameplay. However, if you had to make me pick I would go with the Razer Naga, it’s a great mouse in terms of quality and accuracy… And with the detachable side panels, it could double up for the occasional frag session. If you’re a minimalist (like me) who values simplicity and precision above all else, check out the Zowie EC2-A.

Sure, the Zowie EC2-A may not be the flashiest gaming mouse but it surely held up against the test of time for its strong build and ergonomic quality and being simply reliable if all other mice fail. On the other hand, if you prefer the most buttons on a gaming mouse, I highly recommend getting the Corsair Scimitar Pro. It is competent as it is comfortable. The Scimitar Pro honestly surprised me with its ease of use even for long periods of time despite the attached 17 buttons.

Yet, the Razer Naga Trinity definitely lives up as one of the greatest gaming mice ever in terms of both performance and looks. Ergonomic, very comfortable, the right weight, fully-customizable, what more could you need?

However, if you are on a super tight budget and need All-The-Buttons then go with the Logitech G600  which is a great mouse for the price but the side buttons did not feel as @[email protected] (for lack of a better word) than the Razer Naga’s. If you don’t want cable all over your desk then check out the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED, it’s an amazing mouse and is ideally used with the mouse pad, it performed well for me with no noticeable lag from the wireless.

Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.