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The 6 Best Mice for World of Warcraft

WoW has drastically evolved over the years, and gone are the days where you can get by with a standard two-button office mouse. In order to properly keep up with the game and its more complex mechanics, you need a mouse designed for gaming. More specifically — you need the best mouse for WoW.

Today, we’ll be going over six of the top WoW mice on the market. Whether you play Shadowlands or Classic, whether you’re a casual PVE player or a competitive PvPer, this list has you covered with plenty of options. Ready to glide your way to the level cap? Let’s get started.

What To Look For in a Mouse for WoW

Before we check out the list, let’s quickly go over how we chose each option, as well as what you should look for in the best WoW mouse.

We based our selection on a multitude of factors, including how many customizable buttons each mouse has, whether it’s ideal for extended gaming sessions, and whether it’s a universal fit or a more specialized model with unique benefits.

We also focused exclusively on wired mice, as there are often delays and connection issues on wireless mice that end up causing problems while playing. Also, far too many players forget to charge their wireless mouse — running out of juice in the middle of a raid is infuriating.

Additionally, for the mice we’ve chosen, there isn’t much concern regarding the DPI (dots per inch) and sensor on the mice. The DPI is customizable for all options and the sensors are all high quality, so there is no real worry about the mouse not picking up movement… assuming that you’re using a mouse pad like a civilized person.

Cost-wise, they all range from $40 to $100. We don’t recommend getting anything cheaper than $40, as you are very much paying for quality. Nothing is worse than a mouse that refuses to work properly.

The 6 Best Mice for World of Warcraft

With that out of the way, let’s jump into the list, starting with one of our favorites.

1. Logitech G502 HERO

Logitech G502 HERO

The best mouse for WoW overall

Manufacturer: Logitech | Buttons: 11 | Sensor: Optical | Max DPI: 25,600 | Dimensions: 1.57 x 2.95 x 5.2 inches | Price: 💰💰

This is our number one choice when considering the best mouse for WoW gaming. With a very comfortable rest for your thumb and good size for average-sized hands, this mouse is well suited for most gamers. 

Its eleven buttons and ability to program custom commands make it a fairly versatile mouse. Additionally, unlike most MMO mice that concentrate all their additional buttons along one side of the mouse, this mouse has them distributed across the entire body. If you’re someone who’s concerned about having too many buttons to differentiate with your thumb alone, then this mouse gives you a nice amount of default variability.

If you want to have different priority abilities in WoW assigned to different parts of your mouse (like major positioning abilities on the thumb buttons and defensives on the index buttons) for easy association, then this mouse is quite ideal. Additionally, the middle-click scroll wheel is tiltable and can have commands assigned to tilting it to the right or left as well for more convenient options. If you want to spam an ability non-stop you can assign an ability to scrolling the mouse wheel and unlocking it into free spin mode with a single press of the lock button located under the scroll wheel.

By default, this mouse has five different DPI profiles, so in the event that you want to play faster or slower depending on the type of content you’re doing, you can quickly and smoothly transition between each profile without having to change your mouse settings every time. 

This mouse also has interchangeable physical weights if you want your mouse to have a heavier or lighter feel to it. 

Most importantly, the cost of this mouse is incredibly affordable for what it offers… at least when it’s on sale. Its default price is around $80 on Amazon, but it’s constantly on sale for about half that price if you have Amazon Prime. Even if you don’t have a usual Amazon Prime subscription, you can easily sign up for a free trial simply to get the mouse.

  • Fantastic value for price
  • One of the best optical lasers and max DPI on the market
  • Good spread of button placement for people who feel gaming mice are too clustered
  • Some users are reporting double-clicking issues with their product
  • Default weight is heavier than some are used to and requires adjustment
  • Bit larger than average, small hands might struggle to reach some buttons

2. Razer Naga Trinity

Razer Naga Trinity

The best customizable button profile

Manufacturer: Razer | Buttons: 9-19 | Sensor: Optical | Max DPI: 16,000 | Dimensions: 4.69 x 2.93 x 1.69 inches | Price: 💰💰💰

With a powerful 5G optical sensor, this mouse is an incredibly precise one for gaming with adjustable (and reprogrammable!) DPI settings to maintain perfect control over your character.

However, its main appeal is its interchangeable side plating for different numbered button configurations. The mouse comes with three different side panels, allowing you to choose between a standard two-button, a circular seven-button, or a twelve-button panel on the thumb side of the mouse.

Some classes in WoW require utilizing more abilities than others, while other classes might only need two more buttons to keybind your abilities to. This mouse gives you the flexibility of choosing what configuration you need for the class you’re playing. 

Want more keybindings? Slap on the twelve-button panel. Only need a handful of extra abilities? Toss on the two-button panel. Looking for a balance between the two? The seven-button panel has you covered.

We suggest this mouse if you’re someone who’s beginning to take a look at the more competitive side of the game and want to work your way up to the macro play of the best players. You can start off with the standard two-button side panel and steadily increase the amount of buttons available to play with as you get more comfortable with your class. At the highest level of play, you will want to have as many keybinding options as possible. This mouse lets you get comfortable with working your way to that level.

Additionally, all of the buttons are reprogrammable and you can set up some incredibly complex macros functions to streamline multi-ability rotations for your class. In scenarios where half a second can be the difference between victory and defeat, like most PvP arena matches, these macros can be a life saver.

Cost wise, this mouse is a bit more expensive than the Logitech G502, sitting at $100 by default. But as one of the main selling mice for Razer, it is often on sale for around $85.

  • Ability to macro multiple keybindings
  • Being able to swap between 2, 7, and 12-side buttons
  • Tracking and sensitivity are accurate and customizable
  • Takes a while to set up additional button profiles
  • 12-button side panel has nothing to differentiate buttons
  • Some users reporting side buttons fail to register after swapping side plates

3. Corsair Ironclaw

Corsair Ironclaw

The best WoW mouse for large hands

Manufacturer: Corsair | Buttons: 7 | Sensor: Optical | Max DPI: 18,000 | Dimensions: 5.12 x 3.15 x 1.77 inches | Price: 💰💰💰

If you’ve got a grip like a grizzle, you may need a mouse that’s a bit more… robust. Introducing the Corsair Ironclaw.

Sitting at 5.12 X 3.15 X 1.77 inches, the Corsair Ironclaw is a comfortable fit for those with larger hands. With its contoured, claw-like shape, it should fit nice and snug in the hands of those who struggle with smaller mice. After all, no one wants to playing with an itsy-bitsy mouse that they have to scrunch their hands to use.

Size aside, the Corsair Ironclaw also comes with a respectable set of features, including seven programmable buttons, adjustable DPI (up to 18,000), and ergonomic Omron Switches guaranteed up to fifty million clicks! If you’re the type of gamer who grips or slams their mouse about, then this one will meet the durability standards to survive any rough handling.

Cost wise, this is one of the more affordable mice, sitting at a starting price of $60.

  • Incredibly sturdy
  • Ergonomic and comfortable feel for large hands
  • DPI settings and weight on the mouse feel very good for its size
  • Button layout is a bit awkward to reach at times
  • Programming buttons is cumbersome with default software
  • Some users report issues with middle mouse button/wheel failing

4. Razer DeathAdder Elite

Razer DeathAdder Elite

The best WoW mouse for smaller hands

Manufacturer: Razer | Buttons: 8 | Sensor: Optical | Max DPI: 20,000 | Dimensions: 2.87 x 5 x 1.69 inches | Price: 💰💰

Next up, we have the Razer DeathAdder Elite, one of the best-selling gaming mice for years now (it was considered the best mouse for WoW Classic before WoW Classic was even a thing). While it’s an excellent option for all types of players, the DeathAdder Elite is particularly well-suited for smaller hands.

Sitting at just 2.9 X 1.69 X 5 inches, the Razer DeathAdder Elite mouse is a comfortable peripheral that fits perfectly in your palm. It comes with seven programmable buttons that make binding and using your skills a cinch, and it boasts a precise 16,000 DPI sensor for all types of in-game activities.

Whether you’re a teen or adult, male or female, you can whip the DeathAdder Elite around your desk knowing the ergonomic form factor and rubberized accents will keep you on track and in the action. And, you’ll look cool as hell doing it, thanks to the RGB backlighting that lets you select from over sixteen million color options.

At just over $50, the Razer DeathAdder Elite is a steal.

  • Light and easy to move
  • Designed to prevent accidental misclicks
  • Perfect fit for smaller hands to reach all buttons
  • Mouse wheel is prone to squeaking
  • Requires a Razer account to customize buttons
  • Some users complaining about double click on the left mouse button

5. Mad Catz the Authentic R.A.T. 8+

Mad Catz the Authentic R.A.T. 8+

The best modular WoW mouse

Manufacturer: Mad Catz | Buttons: 11 | Sensor: Optical | Max DPI: 16,000 | Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 8 inches | Price: 💰💰💰💰

Albeit odd, this next one is still a contender for overall best World of Warcraft mouse. Upon seeing this mouse, you’ll immediately understand why it qualifies for that. With multiple adjustable and interchangeable parts, this mouse is as much an interactive puzzle as it is a gaming tool.

Its biggest draw is being able to adjust the length and width of the mouse, remove panels that you don’t care for, and program multiple settings for your buttons. Swap out the panels to maximize the comfort of the mouse to your liking, particularly for your palm and pinky. You can also adjust the physical weight of the mouse to make it as heavy or light as you prefer. 

With all of its screws and knobs, you can customize the mouse to perfectly fit your hand, but do be careful not to lose any parts. Losing a screw can render some features of the mouse unusable, so make sure to keep a tray for these parts if you get it!

If you want a mouse to be as comfortable as possible to your liking, then take a closer look at this choice.

  • Very precise and smooth DPI
  • Incredibly sturdy with no mechanical failure
  • High customization for the perfect setup and feel
  • Confusing to set up initially
  • Risk of losing parts, rendering some features unusable
  • Design of the mouse may make it feel awkward to use initially

6. Corsair Scimitar Pro

Corsair Scimitar Pro

The best tactile mouse for WoW

Manufacturer: Corsair | Buttons: 17 | Sensor: Optical | Max DPI: 18,000 | Dimensions: 6.89 x 4.49 x 3.15 inches | Price: 💰💰💰

Similar to the twelve-button configuration of the Razer Naga Trinity mouse above, the Corsair Scimitar Pro stands out with its more ergonomic shape for the side buttons and additional tactile sensation. Alternating between rough and smooth, the side buttons are set up in rows to provide different sensations to your thumb to easily differentiate.

While most WoW players will want as many side buttons as possible, it’s easy to get mixed up in the middle of a fight and forget where certain keybindings are. With this mouse, it becomes much easier to keep your keybindings lined up by associating the feel of a button with an ability. Additionally, the shape of the mouse has the side panels curving inwards to the mouse’s body. This is great for those who feel that having the side panel bulge out makes holding a mouse weird.

Additionally, this mouse has a key slider mechanic to let you reposition the twelve side buttons. If you feel as though this mouse works on Shadowlands but not Classic, or you’d prefer to clump certain keybindings together to differentiate them, then this mouse is for you.

As for cost, it’s at a fairly affordable starting price of $80, with the sale price being around $60.

  • Tactile feel to easily differentiate side buttons
  • Ergonomic shape suited for extended gaming sessions
  • Side keypad is adjustable and moveable for maximum comfort and utility
  • Customization software eats GPU while active
  • Requires you to download their software and set up side buttons first
  • Mouse is a bit on the larger side so smaller hands might struggle a bit to use

Our Process

For this guide on mice for WoW, our writers spent four hours researching over twenty-five of the most popular options from brands big and small. After comparing this data, we then read over fifty user reviews and narrowed our list down to the top six WoW mice on the market. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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