Buttons. Lots and lots of buttons.
That’s your first and most important priority when you’re looking for a gaming mouse for MMO titles such as Elder Scrolls Online.
But, even when you know that you already need a lot of buttons, finding a gaming mouse for Elder Scrolls Online still isn’t that easy.
There’s literally dozens more factors that you need to consider as well, from the design to the other additional features, as well as the price.
Lucky for you, we’re here to help.
Below, we did the dirty work and rounded up 8 of the best gaming mouse for Elder Scrolls Online, just so you wouldn’t have to.
As far as MMO gaming mice goes, there are only few that boast the same linage and history as the Razer Naga.
Introduced way back in 2009, the Razer Naga has since gone through as many as 9 updates and redesigns.
But, among those many variants, the latest and most recent version, the Naga Trinity stands out as the best.
Carrying over the best traits of its predecessors, the Naga Trinity can come with as many as 12 mechanical buttons and is equipped with 5G optical laser sensors.
The 16,000 DPI sensor is simply insane, and the amount of customization that you can get, thanks to the Razer Chroma RGB lighting is just absurd.
But, what really sets the Naga Trinity apart is how you can swap the side plates so you can have 2, 7, or 12 mechanical buttons, depending on your mood and preferences.
If you’re looking for the absolute best gaming mice for Elder Scrolls Online today, feel free to look no further than the Naga Trinity.
- Razer Chroma RGB lighting
- Swappable side plates
- Very smooth motion tracking
- No customizable weight setting
If the Naga line of mice from Razer are the absolute crème of the crop of the MMO mice market, then the Logitech G600 are the next best things.
Equipped with more programmable buttons than you’ve got fingers – the G600 sports as many as 20 programmable buttons, which is way more than the 12 found in other MMO gaming mice – the Logitech G600 screams niche more than any single one of the Naga mice.
Logitech’s driver software is also considered to be less finicky compared to Razer’s, so there’s that too.
Just plug the G600 in and the auto-detection system will scan your hard drive for any and all compatible games so you don’t have to manually remap the mouse yourself.
Although you might still want to do some manual mapping, the feature does make switching between MMOs and other games easier, especially if you play other MMOs outside of Elder Scrolls Online.
- Programmable buttons for days
- Easy-to-use and customizable driver software
- Won’t be winning any awards for being ergonomic anytime soon
It’s always nice to see relatively small and newer companies trying to stick to the man and releasing affordable products with high-end features.
The UtechSmart Venus is a good example of that.
An MMO gaming mice through and through, the UtechSmart Venus takes a lot of inspiration from the Razer Naga and the Logitech G600, which isn’t half-bad, because, if you’re going to “copy” someone, or something in this case, you might as well go with the best, right?
From the ergonomic design to the placement of the thumb buttons, we won’t blame you if the UtechSmart Venus struck you as familiar.
In terms of hardware though, the UtechSmart Venus starts to stand out.
The over 16 million LED RGB color options may be par for the course these days, but what isn’t normal is the 8-piece 2.4g weight tuning set that it comes with, 5 customizable profiles, and as many as 12 programmable mouse buttons.
Plus, with a built-in 16,400 DPI sensor and a 1,000 Hz polling rate, among others, the UtechSmart Venus has more than what it takes to hang out with the big boys of MMO gaming mice.
- 18 programmable buttons at your disposal
- Ergonomic design made for palm-grip users
- Surprisingly durable
- Looks plasticky and cheap at first glance
Never one to shy away from throwing in a bang-for-the-buck offering, Redragon comes in once again with the M901.
As expected from a gaming mouse for MMO titles such as Elder Scrolls Online, you’ll see some of the usual features here, including as many as 18 programmable buttons, 5 customizable profiles, and just like the UtechSmart Venus, an 8-piece 2.4g weight tuning set.
What is not expected is for the M901 to reach up to 24000 DPI (yes, 24,000) and have a 50G acceleration feature.
Those kinds of features are usually something that you would expect from name brand gaming mice manufacturers, but then again, they are welcome additions for a gaming mice that comes in a surprisingly affordable package.
- Intuitive and easy-to-navigate software
- Comes with an 8-piece weight tuning set
- 18 customizable and remappable buttons
- Acceleration feature is not as smooth as expected
If you find the Razer Naga or the Logitech G600 too small and the UtechSmartVenus too big for your hands, you might want to give the Redragon M908 a go.
The M908 presents itself as a nice compromise between some of the more common choices among MMO gaming mice on the market.
Or, at least, when it comes to size.
Because, when it comes to features, nothing about the M908 screams compromise.
Designed to reach up to 12400 DPI and with support for 5 different DPI levels that you can adjust on the fly or via its software for more minute corrections, the M908 also comes with the high-precision Pixart PMW3327 Sensor, as well as the more common crop of features among MMO gaming mice such as 18 programmable buttons, as well as an 8-piece weight tuning set.
If you found the M901 a bit too big for your hands, the M908 is definitely well worth considering.
- Not too big, nor too small for the average gamer
- Ergonomic design with easy-to-reach thumb buttons
- Full macro support
- Feels light compared to other MMO gaming mice, even with all the weights installed
One of the more recent entries to the MMO gaming mice space from a reputed brand, the Scimitar Pro RGB is Corsair’s attempt to try and take some market shares away from Razer and Logitech.
Backed by a known company, the expectations for the Scimitar Pro RGB were high when it first released a couple of years ago, and just like many of CORSAIR’s other commendable gaming peripherals, it did not disappoint.
Featuring an ergonomic design that makes it comfortable even after many hours of use, the Scimitar Pro RGB also comes with a 12-button key slider, as well as on-board hardware profiles, and finally, is supported by Corsair’s very own utility software.
The Scimitar Pro RGB’s main selling point, though, is its accurate tracking.
Even when you crank the DPI settings all the way up to 16,000 DPI, which the mouse supports, the mouse certainly isn’t going to be blamed for any mistakes you made while playing at such a high DPI.
- Very accurate tracking
- Ergonomic design
- Bevy of customization options
- Design and shape might be too big for those with smaller hands
- Fixed cable
- No weight adjustment options
We’ve seen 12-button gaming mice, 18-button gaming, and 20-button gaming mice, but what about 15? Well, that’s a trend that the Steelseries Rival 500 is hoping to start.
A novel attempt to try and make an MMO gaming mice that doesn’t look like a clone of the Razer Naga or Logitech G600 and more like a typical gaming mice, the Rival 500 is both a success and a failure, which is quite peculiar but hear us out first.
Design-wise, the Rival 500 is ergonomic.
You’re still going to be gripping it like other MMO gaming mice, but it doesn’t feel too bulky either. All of the buttons are reachable from a comfortable position, and there’s never really a sign of you trying to reach too much for something.
As for features, the Rival 500 isn’t lacking too.
The haptic feedback is definitely not something you’d find in other MMO gaming mice, and the ability to customize the vibration pattern and delay are huge pluses.
All in all, the Rival 500 is up to the task, with 15 programmable buttons and a best-in-class optical sensor.
While we won’t be recommending the Rival 500 over the Razer Naga nor the Logitech G600 anytime soon, it’s a nice alternative for those who just want to pick something different for a change.
- Retains the feel of narrower mice despite the wide typical MMO mice design
- Excellent button placement design
- Robust and full-featured software support
- Feels cheap
You don’t always buy a gaming mice just for yourself.
Sometimes, you have to share it with other people.
Or, maybe, you just like to switch out styles and profiles every once in a while, which might be necessary if you’re playing multiple characters in an MMO like Elder Scrolls Online.
Either way, regardless of your reason, if you want to switch up button configurations and grip, the PICTEK Gaming Mouse should be right up your alley.
Boasting a similar feature set to the Redragon M901 and M908, as well as the UtechSmart Venus, what separates the PICTEK Gaming Mouse are the interchangeable side plates that allow for 3 and 9-button configurations, as well as a different type of grip, making it the perfect mouse if you like to switch between characters in Elder Scrolls Online, or even games.
- Interchangeable 3-button and 9-button side plates
- On-the-fly DPI switching
- Wide range of software-based customization options
- Cumbersome software to use and install
The Best Gaming Mice for Elder Scrolls Online
Outright, any one of the Razer Naga mice should suit you just fine while playing Elder Scrolls Online, but what is life if you didn’t have the ability to make a choice, right?
While the latest iteration of the Razer Naga is also featured on our list, we made sure to include other alternatives that are just as worthy of your hard-earned time and money.
We dare say, some of our recommendations might even be better!
So, what are you waiting for?
Just as that little elf in Craglorn loves to say, “between my optimism and your proclivity for violence, there’s no way we can lose!”