We went to the well for the Naga Hex V2 and ran it on League of Legends. Here’s a small list of some of the commands in League of Legends:
“x” = Attack
“q / w / e / r” = use champion skill
“alt-q/alt-w/alt-e/alt-r” = will cast the spell on yourself if it is self-castable
“shift-q/shift-w/shift-e/shift-r” = will cast the spell under your mouse cursor if applicable.
“ctrl-q/ctrl-w/ctrl-e/ctrl-r” = level up that skill.
“d” = Summoner spell 1
“f” = Summoner spell 2
“a” = Attack Move
“s” = Stop
“H” = holding down Hold ‘H’ works like stop until it’s lifted.
“1 – 6” = Use item in its respective slot
“b” or “7” = Blue Pill
Now just with this one small list you can see how complicated the command structure is. This is mainly the attack menu which is usually what ends up on programmable buttons, so something will have to give to program the Naga Hex. What we are looking for is shifting vital commands from the keyboard to the mouse. Here’s our setup:
- “X” Attack
- “Q” Use Champion Skill
- “Shift Q” Use Spell under mouse cursor
- “D” Summoner Spell 1
- “F” Summoner Spell 2
- “A” Attack Move
- “B” Blue Pill
We programmed all the other commands into a Razer Black Widow Chroma keyboard to force multiply our advantage, and while we were seriously OP for the skill level we were playing, taking advantage of your hardware isn’t illegal or even unfair. What we found was that shifting the bulk of commonly used commands to the mouse freed us up to fine tune our game with the keyboard, not lunge at the keyboard with a rabid ferocity.
The left and right-click were crisp and left a good tactile response, letting us know we had triggered a mouse click. At first we fumbled with the thumb key layout, keeping our thumb over the 1 key, the first two keys up are 2 and 3, then drop below the 1 key and 4, 5, 6 and 7 are below the 1 key. Once we had the layout mastered we were off and running.
The button layout on the Razer Naga Hex V2 makes a lot more sense than previous versions of the Naga. The beveled edges of the thumb keys allowed us to easily count the buttons off as we fought minimizing mistakes. We used the Razer Firefly mouse mat and the Naga Hex V2 easily glided across the surface, and the 16000 DPI 5G sensor was incredibly precise and we had to dial it back to about 5200 DPI to keep track of the cursor. The 16000 DPI is intended for large monitor arrays and with 4K gaming, enthusiasts can easily hit a wall with under-powered mice. The ergonomic design of the Razer Naga Hex V2 was spot on and addressed one of our pet peeves, the skirt on the left hand side of the mouse allowed our little finger not to drag across the pad and helped prevent hand fatigue.