Razer Deathadder Elite Review – The ALL TIME LEGEND Pro Gaming Mouse

Razer Deathadder Elite


Design and Ergonomics


Sensor Performance







  • One of the BEST Pro Gaming mice ever!!
  • Great for FPS/RPG/SHOOTER and ESPORTS!!
  • Time proven ultra comfortable and legendary signature design.
  • Ultimate sensor performance. One of the best sensr tractions ever!
  • Extended customizability through Razer Synapse Software.


  • Available only for right-handed users.

Razer Deathadder Elite Review

Razer Deathadder Elite Review

Hello gamers!! Razer has been one of the most noise making brands in the gaming peripherals industry, no doubt. And probably Razer Deathadder is one of the most phenomenal gaming mice that has ever existed! A Razer Deathadder Review was a must in a gaming website such as GMP, so, we're here!! In our Razer Deathadder Review we will get to know EVERYTHING about Razer Deathadder and eventually you'll be able to easily decide whether it's for you or not. I will also include a link where you can buy one for yourself.


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Now you know where to start or where to go back if you're lost in GMP. Else of that, let's get started with our Razer Deathadder Review!! Are you ready?? I AM...


So, LET'S GO!!

Who Is It For??

  • Are you seeking for a gaming mouse which has extensive performance and top-notch tracking quality??
  • Are you looking for not just a gaming mouse but you're looking for the BEST GAMING MOUSE????
  • Do you want a gaming mouse which can provide you an OVERALL GREAT performance with every task??
  • Are you gaming mostly on FPS/RPG/SHOOTER genres??
  • Do you want to invest in a gaming mouse which will last for a long time and provide you with ultra comfortable ergonomics??
  • Do you want to increase your gaming performance, your frag rates and be able to compete with other seasoned gamers??
  • Do you want a mouse which can assist you not only in gaming but in everything you do computer related??

If your answer to most of these questions is yes, then you should GO AND BUY A RAZER DEATHADDER ELITE!!

Razer Deathadder Elite is one of the best gaming mice that the gaming peripherals industry has ever seen. It's meant for people who want the best traction and design quality from a gaming mouse and are willing to invest a modest amount of funds into a gaming mouse( around $50). Razer Deathadder Elite is the result of long long innovations and gaming technology know how, which is backed up by 10 years of piled up experiences.

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It's one of those epic gaming mice tailored and customized for ESports. Many pro gamers and ESports competitors are choosing Razer Deathadder as their weapon of choice and they're people who get paid thousands of dollars by winning gaming matches.They don't have the luxury to choose a faulty and untrustable gaming mouse... This is where Razer Deathadder Elite comes into the bigger picture!!

It's one of the best alternatives that you can go with and you will NEVER BE DISSAPOINTED with it... This was a general introduction to Razer Deathadder Elite. Now, let's get to know this legend in detail!!

Technical Specs

  • One of the most LEGENDARY gaming mice that have EVER been made
  • True 16,000 DPI optical sensor – Customized for ESports
  • Exclusive Signature Razer Deathadder Ergonomics
  • Up to 450 IPS / 50G acceleration
  • Razer Omron Special Mechanical Mouse Switches
  • 50 Million Clicks Lifespan
  • Razer Chroma RGB lighting – 16.8 Million Colors and 4 different animations
  • Razer Synapse Software Enabled
  • 1000 Hz Polling Rate
  • On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
  • Gold-plated USB Connector
  • Seven-foot (2.13 m) Braided Lightweight fiber cable
  • Dimensions: (LxWxH)  127mm / 5” x 70mm/2.76” x 44mm/1.73”
  • Weight: 105g / 0.23 lbs
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The design is probably the most significant aspect of the epic Razer Deathadder Elite. It has been inspiring a vast variety of gaming mice coming after it and in the gaming mice industry, you can spot the design patterns of Razer Deathadder everywhere you look!

The fact that a visible percent of cheap or cheaper gaming mice have adopted their shape or at least the design concept from Razer Deathadder, makes this mouse strengthen its place as the king of design.

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Razer Deathadder has been around for more than 10 years and its design can be related to “time approved”. It has a long history and no one would ever doubt that its ergonomics are one of the best.

Razer Deathadder hosts a simplistic, yet effective design. It’s meant for gamers who seek performance and comfort out of a gaming mouse. It doesn’t “make you think”. It’s so minimal and many Esports Professionals/pro gamers choose it as their battle ax.

Also, Razer DeathAdder is one of the sturdiest and most durable mice. Just like Logitech, Razer also pays attention to durability, that’s why Razer collaborates with Omron switches and produce their signature mechanical switches with 50 million clicks of lifespan. Also, the build materials are high-quality durable materials.

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Side grips of Razer Deathadder are one of the most significant design patterns. Side grips of Razer Deathadder provide extended grip. It can be seen a the gaming mouse which brought the concept of side grips to the gaming mice industry.

Here is a fun video about the design process of Razer Deathadder Elite:

The Old vs The New

Razer Deathadder Elite is not the first Deathadder mouse of Razer Mice Series and you probably know that well if you aren’t born yesterday. Since the first time that Deathadder was born back in 2006, it has been developed further and received many updates with the parallel improving technology.

Razer Deathadder Elite is the new model which took place of the good old Razer Deathadder Chroma. Deathadder Elite can be considered as the Magnum Opus of Deathadder Series until now with the improved sensor and technical settings. Also, Deathadder Elite has adopted the Chroma RGB Lighting from Deathadder Chroma. This way, it has become the ultimate Deathadder that has ever been manufactured!!!

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Previously Razer was implementing the marketing strategy of “Different Deathadders – Different Features”, which seemed unnecessary to me. There was Deathadder Essential which was the dominator of Deathadder Series until 2013 but then Deathadder Chroma came into the bigger picture with updated technical specs and gloving RGB lights.

At past, Deathadder and Deathadder Chroma were two separate models and if you wanted to brush up your gaming space with some Deathadder RGB lights you had to buy the Deathadder Chroma mouse. Now they all are combined in one single epic upgraded Razer mouse –The Deathadder Elite!

I’m glad that Razer took a leap and reorganized all their mouse franchise to supply gamers with a less but enriched mouse franchise. It really wasn’t pleasing me to see 3 different Razer Deathadders or Razer Nagas. Good job Razer!!!


Same Good Old Ergonomics

Razer Deathadder has preserved its signature Deathadder ergonomics, which has inspired a whole generation of gaming mice. Razer Deathadder Elite hasn’t applied any significant changes to its predecessor. The classic Razer Deathadder ergonomics, which is probably all you need, can be used with both claw grip or palm grip, depending on your hand size and personal preferences.

Razer Deathadder is known to e one of the most comfortable mice that has ever met with gamers and as a person who had some experience with Razer Deathadder, I can verify that! My hand never actually gets tired, even during long hours of gaming.

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The only minus that comes to my mind about Razer Deathadder ergonomics is that Deathadder doesn’t support left-handed use. This is pretty common with many gaming mice and, again, our left-handed friends will have to search for another gaming mouse for themselves… You can write your complaint letters to Razer about this issue.


Else of that, the time-tested ergonomics are INCREDIBLE. It’s a no-brainer when it comes to design, comfort, and performance. There is a huge chance that it will become one of your personal favorites even if you just buy it now randomly without any pre-research 🙂



The proven ergonomics and simplistic build of Razer Deathadder combined with top-notch technical performance make it a great choice for gamers, especially who game professionally or compete in ESports. Actually, Razer Deathadder is a wise choice for ANY GAMER who wants top notch competent high performance out of a gaming mouse.

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If you’re a gamer who often plays FPS / RPG / SHOOTER genres, it’s one of your best bets. It even has Destiny, Overwatch and Deus Ex concepts!

It’s one of the top choices of some ESports competitors and other pro gamers’ for a long time. They definitely choose Razer Deathadder for a reason…

Upgraded Buttons With More Customizability

Razer Deathadder comes with some remarkable improvements on buttons. Let’s start with the general button placement. Here is the list of all buttons included in Razer Deathadder:


  • Right / Left click buttons
  • Two side buttons under the thumb
  • Scroll Wheel
  • Two rear buttons under the scroll wheel


Razer stands out with the signature Razer-Omron mechanical switches which are rated to 50 million clicks of a lifespan!! Razer-Omron collaboration on mechanical switches are a  known fact for some time and they definitely put out a great job together!

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My personal experience with Razer switches was awesome! They really accomplish what they promise. Precise and durable. These babies are one of the best and longest lasting gaming mouse switches! But my personal favorites are SteelSeries Rival 600, Rival 310 and Logitech G900 when it comes to switches… I recommend checking them out 🙂


SteelSeries Rival 600 ReviewWant a gaming mouse with the BEST SWITCHES and MAXIMUM DURABILITY?? CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT Our SteelSeries Rival 600 Review!!



Some people complain about switches double clicking from time to time after using their Deathadder for months and some people complain that their Deathadder broke down in several months. Well, I personally have NEVER experienced this kind of issues, but these unfortunate outcomes can always happen with every gaming mouse.

Some of the gaming mice from other brands that I’ve owned, which were TOP NOTCH and ULTRA HIGH QUALITY, broke down a month later after purchase while they were guaranteed for at least 2 YEARS… So, these are ill-fated events that every gamer can experience even if you have bought one of the top 5 brands in the gaming industry. These shouldn’t happen normally, AND EVEN if it happens, you should contact your brand support and request a new one or a repair. My friend had a brand new Logitech gaming headset shipped TOTALLY FREE of charge, as an example 🙂

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Razer Deathadder Elite, else of previous Deathadders, has added two more buttons to its arsenal, which was about time. All the new age gaming mice come with at least one rear scroll Wheel buttons. Razer has decided to provide gamers with more customizability with additional buttons and that’s a great plus when compared with previous Deathadder models. Oldschool diehard Deathadder users can get the new Razer Deathadder Elite without hesitation.

The two rear buttons are conventionally set for DPI switch, but you can program the hell out of every button with your desired macros using the good old Razer Synapse Software.


Side buttons are there right under your thumb available for use in your most evil deeds. The signature side button design of Razer Deathadder hasn’t changed at all and it’s just perfect in terms of reachability and ergonomics.


Scroll Wheel is redesigned with little ribs or nubs or call it whatever you want. My fingers feel good on it and the steps between the scrolls –the travel - are not too far from each other, which is a setting that I like. The tension of scroll steps is well balanced – not too tough, not too light. It’s great for in-game scrolling and internet browsing overall. Feels great, works great.

Also, my personal advice for scrolling and internet browsing is the Logitech Master MX Professional Office mouse! It’s DEFINITELY worth checking out 🙂


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Razer Chroma Lighting

Razer Deathadder Elite has integrated Chroma RGB Lighting with the good old Razer Deathadder Signature design. It was about time that we see a full-fledged Razer Deathadder with all the bells and whistles on board including the Chroma Lighting System.

Two zones of Razer Deathadder are at your service to provide cool rainbowish looks which are the scroll wheel and rear logo. You can choose from 16.8 million RGB colors and there are also 4 different lighting animations that you can set to mesmerize yourself.

If you’re waiting for the same side lights which Razer Mamba has, then you will be disappointed because Razer Deathadder can provide you only 2 lighting zones which are the scroll heel and rear logo.It doesn’t have any other lighting zone. It would be nice to see more eye candy, but this is how Razer Deathadder rolls. It's simplistic, yet deadly…


As I said before, you can set 4 different lighting animations for Razer Deathadder:

  • Spectrum Cycling
  • Breathing Light
  • Static Light
  • Reactive



Spectrum Cycling: You like shifting colors? Then Spectrum Cycling is for you. It will make lights shift between your selected RGB colors.

Breathing Light: Your selected colors will fade in and out. You can choose 2 colors to breath.

Static: Only one single color fixed at your illumination zones.

Reactive: This is probably the most interesting one. Deathadder will react according to your pre-selected in-game actions. When you press the click button your illumination zones will light up for your pre-selected time interval.


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Technical Side Of Things

Razer Deathadder Elite has no doubt one of the BEST optical sensors in the gaming mice industry, which goes by the more technical official name PMW3389. If you make a quick search about it on the internet, you will see that it's one of the TOP 5 optical gaming sensors. I don't even have to say anything about the sensor, it has proven itself over and over again through the years. But here is some eye-candy video for you to see how Razer takes their job seriously when it comes to designing a mouse:



Let’s take a look at general technical parameters of Razer Deathadder:


  • True 16,000 DPI optical sensor – Customized for ESports
  • Up to 450 IPS / 50G acceleration
  • 1000 Hz Polling Rate
  • On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
  • Seven-foot (2.13 m) Braided Lightweight fiber cable

 Razer Deathadder Elite Review

The extended levels of DPI is actually a marketing strategy and you probably will never use 16,000 DPI in-game unless you have multiple Ultra HD monitors, but even in that situation, it doesn’t seem as a reality. It’s just good to now that it has a wide DPI range to offer. I myself used Razer Deathadder at 4,000 DPI Max and that was more than enough for me.


Razer Deathadder Elite ReviewDon’t you know what is DPI?? Then don’t forget to CHECK OUT OUR MICE 101 Section To Get Acquainted with everything Mouse-Specs Related!!!!


You can spot the sensor and traction quality when you lower the DPI to sub-1000 levels for sniping purposes. Several hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops has made me assured of traction accuracy. Also, playing Overwatch was such fun with a Razer Deahadder under my palm. In fast-paced mid-range combats, Deathadder is decent.

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Razer Deathadder hosts a PMW3389 Razer exclusive sensor, which is one of the BEST OPTICAL SENSORS in the gaming mouse market. It has no smoothing under 1800-2000 DPI and you may notice 32 frames smoothing when you enter the higher DPI zone, which is higher than 2000 DPI or more correct to say in the “practical” gameplay range.


The sensor is pretty decent, although I must state that I like Logitech sensors more, but at some level, after a certain quality limit all the gaming moue sensors are BADASS and Razer Deathadder is one of those TOP NOTCH mice which is royal enough to operate with one of the highest ranking optical sensors. Works great tracks great and probably everyone will be pleased with it. I know that I’ve been ULTRA SATISFIED!!



Razer Deathadder is a fully customizable gaming mouse and you can do this by using the Razer Synapse Software. It’s pretty user-friendly and easy to use. It can also open a vast variety of opportunities when it comes to specific customization.

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You can create your own profiles, delete them, import and export them. By profile I mean specific sets of pre-customizations such as macros and DPI data and etc.. You can create different profiles for different games or different specific software such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and etc..

You can link profiles to specific software. This feature can be used strategically to manipulate your performance and productivity. Your Deathadder will switch to specific profiles when you open that pre-defined software.

You can set even multimedia actions to your scroll buttons such as lowering the volume and many more.

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There are 5 DPI levels that you can select from. In the range of 0-16,000 DPI, you have a large freedom of choice. As standard, the two rear buttons right at the back of scroll Wheel are set to DPI shift, but you can program the Deathadder in any way you want, which includes setting up DPI shift buttons.


You can add mouse acceleration if you want and there are 3 polling rates that you can choose from (which I think isn’t necessary to change).

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As I mentioned before, all the Chroma Lighting zones can be customized through Razer Synapse Software. You can set any color you desire from the RGB spectrum, but only the “Spectrum Cycling” animation doesn’t bind any colors. It just cycles through all the 16.8 million RGB colors. But it’s pretty cool if you ask me.

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The only minus about inner sides of Razer Deathadder may be the lack of onboard profiles. You must stick with your software and cloud availability or computer infrastructure because you can’t carry your mouse around with all the pre-set settings loaded into the brain of your mouse.


This can be reviewed both as a plus and a minus because the working principles of Razer Synapse Software – the old school Razer Hardware Customization Software- is a little bit unconventional. Razer Synapse works as a cloud-based system and it requires you to obtain yourself a Razer account.

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It’s so simple as opening a Facebook account. In order to customize your Razer gear you need the software and internet after that you’re good to go ANYWHERE. Both of these services (the Razer account and software) are free to obtain and you can easily download the Razer Synapse software if you’re using your Razer Deathadder at another machine.

But some people may think that it’s a pain in the arse and they may prefer other gaming mice with on-board-memory if they don’t want to fulfill the obligation of downloading the Razer Synapse software on other computers.

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If you want to check out some COOL gaming mice with onboard profiles, I may offer you to take a look at our SteelSeries Mice Section or the epic SteelSeries 600 –my all time favorite!!!

Where To Buy It From??

Amazon is the best place to buy it, that’s where I buy all my hardware and it has NEVER let me down! You can find mostly the best prices available and there’s a great chance that you may encounter with great discounts, especially during special days or events such as Black Friday or Christmas. I don’t even have to mention the great delivery service and amazing customer support.

Razer Deathadder can be yours for a pretty reasonable price such as $57.99. The price, in my opinion, is spot on and I would definitely pay this exact price for one of the most qualified gaming mice that you can ever have. I remember the times when previous Deathadders were going with price tags around $70 - $80, that’s why the latest price seems logical and reasonable to me.

If you want to get a Razer Deathadder for yourself, the only thing you have to do is click the button down below:


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What Others Think??

Razer Deathadder Elite has one of the highest ratings from real users in Amazon. It has 4.3 STARS OUT OF 5!! And %69 of all real user voters have voted 5 STARS!!! THAT’S HUGE!!

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This is a great way to evaluate the overall reputation and quality of Razer Deathadder under real user conditions. If you want to check all the real user reviews, you can click the button presented above at the “Where To Buy It From??” section. In order to  get a better understanding of it, here are some real user comments that I present to you:


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RazerDeathadder Elite Review – Conclusion

We’ve come to the end of our Razer Deathadder Elite Review. Now you know EVERYTHING about it and you probably have come to a decision whether to buy it or not. My personal tip – it’s a no-brainer. BUY IT and you’ll be SATISFIED!! I’ve NEVER met a person who has been disappointed with a Razer Deathadder. If you are in doubt, go back to the beginning of our Razer Deathadder Elite review and check out the “Who Is It For??” Section.

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Tyler, Founder of GMP

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10 Responses to Razer Deathadder Elite Review – The ALL TIME LEGEND Pro Gaming Mouse

  1. momsmith78 says:

    This was all very interesting. I really am fascinated by the look of the Razor Elite.
    I like the fact that you included pictures along with the verbal descriptions because I’m a visual person and this helped me a lot.
    I enjoyed the fact that you can customize the mouse the mouse to fit your needs.
    Thank you for this review.

    • Tyler says:

      I’m glad that you liked it 🙂 I try to keep it visual all the time because without the eye candy it’s just plain boredom…

      Yes, it’s a top-tier gaming mouse and it’s customizable as much as a gaming mouse can be customized 🙂 I thank you for your appreciation…

  2. Ryan says:

    Great job with this article! You have done a precise job at high lighting the features of this gaming mouse, and above all changing the game with this hot review! I hope to see more reviews like this in the future, and I would love to see you keep doing what you do.

    • Tyler says:

      Thank you Ryan!! I’m working really hard to produce the best content available and I’m really honored to hear these nice words from you!!

      Keep in touch to be aware of other content to come 🙂 You can also FOLLOW our Facebook and Twitter Page to directly be notified of what’s new!!

  3. Win Bill Huang says:

    The Razer Deathadder Elite might be the mouse my coworker is looking for. He isn’t really a pro gamer. He is just an average guy that enjoys first person shooters.

    So far out of all the “mice” he has used, has ran into a lot of problems and ended up replacing them one after another. This is why the mouse you recommended would be helpful because it is made of highly durable materials.

    The side grips are helpful too because it sounds like it gives more mobility and more fluid motion when needed.
    Highly durable materials, side grips gives more mobility,

    My friend is a palm gripper, so maybe that is why he gets tired after playing for around 10 to 12 hours. Do you think this mouse can overcome that?

    • Tyler says:

      Razer Deathadder is the mouse for EVERYONE who is looking for extended PERFORMANCE. It’s the main goal of all Razer mice. Some people like Razer, some don2t, but I LOVE Razer and you can Click Here To Check Out All The Razer Mice

      Yes, palm grip is a great grip type, but it can tire your hands after long gaming hours. Especially if you’re using a heavy mouse such as SteelSeries Rival 700. If you want a gaming mouse which will support you during long hours of gaming sessions I can recommend you Checking Out Our SteelSeries Rival 600 Review. Also, an ambidextrous and fingertip grip / claw grip gaming mouse such as SteelSeries Sensei 310 or Razer Lancehead can help you increase your performance.

  4. CNGoodwin says:

    First things first, your website looks awesome. Beautifully laid out, everything where it needs to be and excellent use of color and imagery.

    My below comments are based on your Razor Mamba wireless review.

    I thought your review was really good. The review was very informative and factual and excellently laid out with brilliant use of images. I like the fact that you compared it to other mice as well.

    My Boyfriend is an avid gamer, and he read your review as well. He thoroughly enjoyed your review as he is a big Razor and Steel Series fan. However he has the Redragon M601 mouse, which he is very happy with.

    He says that he understands that the Razor Mamba wireless is a high end mouse and hence why you did a comparison to the Steel Series Rival 600 and 700 mice.
    However, he says he would have liked to have seen some comparison between the razor mamba and something that is more affordable, for example the Redragon M601, to show why and to maybe give some indication as to why the Razor mamba is so astronomically priced.

    Apart from that we both loved the review. Greta job.

  5. Dell says:

    Amazing. You are obviously a very serious gamer. You’ve added some very interesting information for those out there who want to “up” their game.

    Its a really nice touch to throw in the video to walk someone through building their own gaming computer. That was a nice touch.

    With your site a person can buy a chair, build a computer, buy peripherals, then kick butt. Your site might be considered a “secret weapon” in the gaming community.


    • Tyler says:

      Hey Dell! Thnk you for your nice words)) I can’t find too much time for gaming these days, but I have a good history and a full background 🙂

      Well that’s what I’m intending to. I want to transform the website to a place where gamers can find the best suitable gaming peripherals for themselves 🙂 Don’t forget to check out our other comments to eventually  find out the best gaming peripheral for yourself 🙂

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