Most gaming mice are designed with palm grips in mind. Very few are explicitly designed for claw grip, and fewer still of the palm-centric models are especially conducive to claw grip. That being said, there are enough on the market now that everyone has quite a few choices to consider! Without further ado, these are the absolute best mice for claw-grip gamers!
Top Pick: Razer DeathAdder v2
The Razer DeathAdder v2 is yet another worthy upgrade to Razer’s best claw-grip mouse. Featuring 8 programmable buttons and a 20k DPI sensor, the v2 is built both for speed and versatility.
If you use claw grip and want a great mouse that will look great while amassing wins over your palm-gripping foes, look no further!
Runner-Up: SteelSeries Sensei Ten
The SteelSeries Sensei Ten may well have the primordial claw-grip silhouette from which all others should learn – and it feels as smooth as it looks!
This ambidextrous mouse differentiates itself in a number of ways, but none more profound than its perfect wheel. Rated for 60 million clicks, this grippy and clicky wheel satisfies beyond belief!
If you’re a claw gripper who prefers the SteelSeries aesthetics of that of Razor’s, this is a great pick!
Budget Pick: Corsair Harpoon PRO
The Corsair Harpoon PRO may appear to be pretty basic at first glance – not so fast! This wide-bodied, lightweight 6-button mouse features grippy sides, rgb lighting and a 12k DPI sensor!
The understated looks of this one are a great reminder that you shouldn’t judge books by their covers!
Luxury Pick: ASUS ROG Spatha
The ASUS ROG Spatha is one of the most iconic, revered gaming mice in the history of the field. The craggy form begs to be mounted by claw grippers the world over, yet for some unknowable reason, it was recently discontinued without replacement by ASUS. Supplies are still available, but at roughly double the cost of the MSRP.
The best case to be made for this mouse is that no one seems to regret dropping a wad of cash to get their hands on one. If you even think you miiight want one of these eventually, now is probably your last chance!
Best Ultralight: Glorious Model O
For the master race
The Glorious Model O is another innovative product from the tongue-in-cheek peripheral maker that pleases the eyes and claws alike! Weighing-in at a meager 67g, this sleek honeycomb-bodied mouse features a 12k sensor and 6 programmable buttons.
If you want a zero-sweat mouse that feels as effortless as waving your hand, this is the one to get your claw on! What’s more, it’s an excellent mouse for games where fast clicking gives you the edge, like bedwars.
What to Look for in a Gaming Mouse for Claw Grip
There is plenty of nuance to consider when looking for a mouse to suit your claw grip, but a few key factors are easy to discern as the essential components. If you’re a claw-gripper, make sure your next mouse checks these boxes:
Whereas a tall arch is conducive to palm-grippers, a short hump facilitates a light palm-touch and accentuates the contact between fingertips and the front of the mouse. Don’t compromise on this point if you prefer a claw grip!
Claw grip requires 4 or 5 digits to maintain contact with the mouse at all times, and it’s almost impossible to do so comfortably with a narrow mouse! Make sure your target mouse has a wide footprint for maximum control potential!
This is the most personalized of the factors here. Small hands will need a short mouse in order to comfortably maintain a claw grip, whereas bigger hands will get cramped from a short frame. The key is consider where your wrist is in relation to the back-end of the mouse, and ensure you have free range of movement without having to readjust your fingertips!