SteelSeries World Warcraft Mouse
Hey there!! Welcome to our SteelSeries World Warcraft Mouse Review. This is the item that probably any WOW enthusiast is dreaming about and no WOW player would be against owning one.
SteelSeries World Warcraft Mouse Edition was something big for the fellow World of Warcraft gamers at the time when it first came out and it still continues its legacy among a crowd. I'm not the one to decide whether it's the best suitable gaming mouse for World of Warcraft, but after this review, you'll be able to decide by yourseşf without any hassle. So, LET'S GET STARTED!!!
Who Is It For??
- Are you a hardcore World of Warcraft fan and need a decent MMO gaming mouse?
- Do you want a lot of extra buttons on your gaming mouse which will come in handy while playing MMO??
- Are you a fan of Thunderfury, the legendary sword from WOW universe??
- Do you value KICKASS design in a gaming mouse??
- Do you like LARGE ergonomics which will assist you during long hours of gameplay and dungeon events?
- Are you traveling with your mouse to gaming parties and want to bring your own mouse settings with you anywhere you go???
- Would you like to be able to assign all the in-game commands easily to your SteelSeries WOW mouse through the drag-and-drop interface of SteelSeries software??
- Would you like to be able to assign all the 16.8 million colors you can imagine to your mouse's lighting zones with 4 different pulsing effects?
Then SteelSeries World Warcraft Mouse is the one for you and you can buy it without hesitation!!
It's no doubt a great concept mouse with lots of features which will assist WOW players greatly. The in-game commands programming interface is a game changer too, about which I will talk about in a minute. But, in my opinion, it's not the best MMO gaming mouse. If you want to check out a COLLECTION of MMO/MOBA gaming mice, I advise you to check out our MMO / MOBA / STRATEGY Gaming Mice Page. You'll find much interesting stuff there 🙂
Now, let's get to know this baby in depth!!!
- World Of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Concept Design
- 11 Programmable Buttons, strategically designed for MMO Gaming
- Wide Ergonomic Design to assist anyone during long hours of WOW gameplay
- 16.8 Millin RGB color Spectrum Lighting Options
- On-Board Memory profiles to carry your settings anywhere you go
- Drag and Drop Game Commands Customization Through Software
- Dimensions: 40mm x 81mm x 115mm
- Weight: 115 grams
SteelSeries World of Warcraft mouse definitely has a great overall design with all that fancy Warcraft concept all over the mouse. Inspirations from the legendary sword Thunderfury are pretty obvious, all the thunderbolts evoking the power of the Blessed Blade of Windseeker, these design patterns are the most eye-catching details of the mouse.
So, if you're a fan of gaming mice which combine mesmerizing badass graphical exterior design and great comfortable ergonomics with good mouse performance AND if you're a World of Warcraft fanboy/fangirl THAN this one is for you!!!! Also, it's Mac compatible just like WOW, so, you may not need to worry if you're using a Mac.
Now, let's get to know about all the other features.
SteelSeries World of Warcraft gaming mouse suits your hand with a quite comfortable palm grip or claw grip depending on your hand size. Fingertip grip is definitely not an option with this mouse and its ergonomics are designed to provide extended comfort during long hours of dungeon and raid events. Your palm sits on the bump of the mouse like a charm.
The wide and bumpy design of SteelSeries WOW mouse allows you to spread your hand out and grab the mouse from its very edges while maintaning a pose of complete control over your mouse. A great posture for MMO gaming.
Here are the dimensions of World of Warcraft gaming mouse for you to evaluate:
It's leaning on the "large" gaming mice class and that's exactly what I like about gaming mice for MMO. If you have relatively large hands, you will still find a sweet spot for yourself.
SteelSeries World of Warcraft gaming mouse comes with 11 programmable buttons which are placed strategically not to interfere with your gameplay. Here is the list of the buttons:
- Right and Left Clics
- Inner click side buttons next to the scroll wheel
- Rear DPI button
- Scroll Wheel
- 4 thumb buttons
- Ring finger button
The buttons are not anything extremely special such as the Omron exclusive buttons, which come with a couple tens of million clicks, but they respond very well and work just fine. The ring finger button is quite a charm. It stands right where it needs to be and it's a great choice for your frequently used commands.
The thumb buttons are placed with an unconventional scheme in which the buttons are navigated in 4 directions: down, up, right and left. Arrow-like curved buttons are easy to use and after getting used to the button placement, you will play way more comfortable.
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The only thing that I didn't like about the buttons is the placement of side scroll wheel buttons. They're relatively small and a little harder to press in emergent situations. The scroll wheel itself is good and it's designed with a WOW concept indents on it.
The rear scroll button is harder to press as all the rear scroll buttons, that's why I advise you not to assign frequently used actions to it. It may require you to change your hand posture a bit and that's not desirable with frequent actions.
The area under your palm with the World of Warcraft logo is the lighting zone of SteelSeries World Warcraft mouse. You can choose from 16.8 million RGB colors to light up this baby and there are 4 dim up-dim down animation frequencies you can choose from, which give an amazing mesmerizing feeling to the mouse.
It's not as much animation-rich as other high-end gaming mice such as the EPIC Razer Mamba Tournament Edition, Razer Mamba Wireless, or the AMAZING SteelSeries Rival 600 Review. But it's still great and you probably won't need more lighting action out of this mouse.
Weight and Cable
The SteelSeries World of Warcraft mouse weights 115 grams, which puts it into the middleweight class. There are heavier mice around such as SteelSeries Rival 700 and Corsair Dark Core or the Dark Core SE, which are great mice indeed, and I like their heaviness so much, but 115 grams is just ideal for MMO gamers. More would be a burden.
MMO mice usually come heavier when compared to other performance gaming mice. Usual mouse weight for average gaming mice is around 105-110 grams and this one is designed within the MMO-optimized weight range.
Cable is nothing special and it does exactly what a mouse cable does. It's not braided and it's a minus in terms of mouse cable durability, but it's not that important at all. And if you're uncomfortable with mouse cable lurking on your gaming desk, I advise you to get a MOUSE BUNGEE. It gets rid of the cable while elongating the lifespan of your gaming mouse.
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Technical Side Of Things
The sensor is nothing that ultra-special, but it's good. The parameters of the sensor are pretty high-standard and provide good quality during gameplay. Here are the technical parameters:
- Frames per Second: 3600
- Inches per Second: 130
- Counts per Inch: 3200
- Acceleration: 30 G
- Lift Distance: 2mm
You're not going to play a fast-paced action-adventure game such as Battlefield or Call of Duty, and this is not the type of sensor for those genres. I would have advised you Logitech G703, Razer Deathadder Elite, SteelSeries Rival 310 or Logitech G903. But this is meant for MMO purposes.
In-game Settings Configuration
What if I said that you can configure your mouse settings inside the World Of Warcraft interface?? That's right. Plug in your mouse, launch WOW and configure your settings directly through the WOW interface. This is a GREAT plus for diehard WOW fans. Everything you need right under your palm and doesn't make you think.
You can even set different profiles for your individual WOW characters. The software functionality of SteelSeries World of Warcraft mouse is AWESOME!! You can create onboard profiles and take your profiles with you anywhere you go. This comes quite handy for WOW parties.
You can customize your SteelSeries World Of Warcraft with the SteelSeries Engine, but the BEST part of this model is that you can customize your profiles and commands in-game through the WOW mouse interface. This removes the layer of complexity and enables you to get started faster.
You can also customize the mouse through the SteelSeries Engine interface, but in the WOW mouse interface, you'll find a set of in-game commands - around 130 of them - at your service. These are WOW specific commands such as spells, attacks, potions and etc... This is a game changer for WOW fans and SteelSeries couldn't have put out a better job. I congratulate them!!!
Else of the special interface, you can configure ALL your mouse settings, be it macros, be it the illumination settings, be it your sensor settings, you can customize all the mouse settings you want.