If you play popular MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games), then you’ll want a keyboard that can handle all your macros and more.
Whether that MMO is World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XIV, Lost Ark, New World, Runescape, or anything in between, having the right keyboard can make all the difference. The difference between wiping in your next raid, or getting out skilled in your next arena fight.
No matter what you do in your MMORPG of choice, pick a keyboard that keeps up with you. Fortunately, we have our list of the top 5 mechanical keyboards for MMORPG gaming.
Starting off the list strong is the Logitech G910, this keyboard has plenty of macro keys that you can easily assign.
If you click on the heading or image above, you can see on the store page that the additional keys are conveniently located on the left side of the keyboard. Gives you easy access to your macro hotkeys, as your hand is naturally positioned to be on the left side.
Setting up your macros on your keyboards is simple thanks to Logitech’s G Hub software that allows you to assign each key. You will also use this software when you want to customize the RGB on this keyboard as well.
- Comes with Romer G mechanical switches. Making keyboard responsiveness quicker.
- The RGB can be customized for specific games and events
- This keyboard comes with up to 9 customizable keys
Next up, if you’re looking for something a bit more budget-friendly, the Corsair K55 keyboard might be the right choice.
This keyboard features six customizable keys located on the left side of the keyboard. All beautifully backlit with customizable RGB via Corsair’s free software.
It also has a detachable palm rest that you can use for those long late-night gaming sessions.
While the keyboard claims to be dust and spill-resistant, we don’t recommend getting careless and spilling your bottle of soda on it. You’ll still have to clean all the sticky keycaps, which is not a fun time.
If you check the Amazon store page by clicking or tapping the image above you’ll see that there are options you can browse before purchasing this keyboard. Keep in mind that these different options can increase or decrease the price depending on what you choose.
For example, the bundle that comes with a mouse will increase the price, while choosing the RGB lite option slightly decreases it. We can’t post exact prices on products from Amazon, just make sure you double-check the price before checking out.
Overall, Corsair is a solid brand, this is a solid keyboard that will serve you well for years to come. All at a great price to boot.
Special Features of this Keyboard:
- Dust and spill-resistant, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to clean it!
- Plenty of options to choose from
- 6 Customizable keys
- This is a complete keyboard with all the extra keys like a Numpad, media controls, and more, but still feels compact.
- It comes with a detachable palm rest for you to use if you want.
- Budget-friendly price
- One of the most highly rated mechanical keyboards on Amazon
SteelSeries is a well-renowned brand of gaming gear that has won several awards for its headphones. But did you know that they also make mechanical keyboards? Introducing the SteelSeries Apex 5.
The reason this keyboard is named a ‘hybrid’ mechanical keyboard is because of its switches. It has the smoothness of a membrane switch with the tactile click from the blue switches that so many gamers enjoy hearing. You get the best of both worlds in one keyboard.
The RGB is fully customizable using SteelSeries’ free software, you can change the backlit color for each key or choose from custom-made presets.
You’ll even notice on the top right is a small OLED screen that can show you important game info, discord information, or just put your favorite GIF for even more customization.
Unfortunately, this keyboard does not come with customizable keys on the left side of the keyboard like the previous options.
The palm resting on the bottom of the keyboard is detachable if you do not wish to use it.
- Fully customizable RGB, change the lightning of each key
- Hybrid of membrane and blue switches, giving you smooth and clicky switches
- On the top right of the keyboard is a small OLED that you can customize
- The wrist rest is detachable
- Made from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame to provide sturdiness to the keyboard
Redragon is a gaming brand known for helping those out on a tight budget, this keyboard is no different this is the cheapest keyboard on the entire list.
If you wanted a keyboard with additional keys, this one has six customizable keys on the left side of the keyboard for easy access as well as a recording button.
Just like all the other keyboards on this list, the RGB is fully customizable.
The switches are quiet, if you are someone that doesn’t like noisy keyboard keys, this keyboard is for you.
Lastly, you can download Redragon’s free software to customize the RGB and set up the customizable keys.
- The cheapest keyboard on this list!
- 6 customizable keys, and 26 anti-ghost keys, all easy to setup
- RGB is fully customizable with free software
- Silent switches for those who don’t like noisy mechanical keyboards
Last, but certainly not least, we have a keyboard from Razer with their BlackWidow V3.
You can choose between green or yellow switches on the Amazon store page before buying. Green switches are for those that prefer the clicky noises while yellow switches are more silent.
Similar to the other keyboards, this one has fully customizable RGB lighting, using Razor’s free software there are many premade configurations for some of your favorite games.
You can also choose the full keyboard or if you prefer the TKL version, TKL stands for ten keys less. Meaning that the keyboard doesn’t come with a Numpad.
The keycaps are double-shot ABS which are extremely durable, making them great as you spam your skills in your favorite MMO.
The only real downside is the high price for a quality-made keyboard, but if you want to go all out, so to speak, then this is the ideal keyboard for you.
- Choose between green or yellow switches, TKL or full keyboard, there are many customization options
- Fully customizable RGB
- Durable double-shot ABS keycaps to withstand key spamming for years to come
- Designed for comfort and durability, not so much for your wallet
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How can Customizable Keys help me in an MMO?
MMORPGs are known for allowing their players to set up macros, think of them as actions combined into a single hotkey.
Usually, MMORPG players already have several items on their hot bars like spells, buffs, items, and other actions and it can be cumbersome.
Having additional keys and macros set up can help free up space and make playing the game easier. That is the advantage of having a keyboard with additional customizable keys.
Do I have to use RGB?
Not at all, you can simply turn it off if you find the extra lights distracting or just keep it on a static color if needed.
How come the price increased when on checkout?
If you are purchasing any of these keyboards on Amazon and you choose a different option, please note that these can change the price. Always double-check before buying.
For example, choosing the TKL version of the Razer BlackWidow lowers the price.
Different color options, bundles, and other options can affect the price.
Conclusion: Best Mechanical Keyboards for MMORPG Gaming
We hope you found our list of keyboards helpful in some way and that you found a keyboard you are happy with.
We also tried to pick from different brands with different price ranges so that there is something for everyone.
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