Razer Lancehead TE vs. DeathAdder Elite vs. Mamba TE

Discussion in 'Razer Gold & Silver' started by shaugilmor, Nov 12, 2017.

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  1. shaugilmor

    shaugilmor New Member

    I am looking for a Razer Mouse to buy and was recommended these three mice, but I don't know which one to pick. Besides the size difference, is there anything different between the three mice(I am not worried about Chroma)? Which one should I buy? I primarily play FPS games like COD WWII and others like GTA V.
  2. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    The Mamba TE has a laser sensor, That in some cases is worse for the type of games you will be playing. I use it for some FPS games too and I have owned the Mamba TE for almost a year now, But sometimes the sensor can mess up while playing the game. It does look good, better then the other 2 imo, But if you don't care about the chroma and such I would cross it off your list, The lancehead is also much better and is cheaper then the Mamba TE from what I know.

    The Lancehead TE and the Deathadder elite are the remaining two I would pick, Both have advantages and disadvantages. The Deathadder Elite is a part of Razer's more known mice, If not there most known lineup, The deathadder lineup.

    Deathadders have had issues in the past with quality and sometimes I hear story's of the buttons falling off and being loose, But in the 2 deathadders I used for a total time of about 3 and a half years or so, I have never had any real issues with them, Expect for them acting odd on certain surfaces. They are the most budget mouse on this list, So if you are on a tighter budget I would recommend this mouse. It also has a good optical sensor, But since it is cheaper you miss out on some of the premium things that the Lancehead TE has, such as a couple other macro buttons and other features that I will talk about now.

    The Lancehead TE would be my favorite out of this list of 3, And I would have likely gotten it over the Mamba TE if it was out at the time I brought this. It is supported by Razer's new Synapse 3 Beta Program, While the other 2 products in this list are only supported by Synapse 2 Right now, And Synapse 3 has some cool features over Synapse 2 that you can read about here. It also has 2 additional buttons below the scroll wheel that you can customize as macros and do what you like with them. There is also the sleek look of the Lancehead TE over the Deathadder, And both of them come with the same optical sensor that is great.

    So, In the end my pick would be the Lancehead TE, Since it has the good sensor, Looks great and I am a big fan of the Chroma side of things as well. But if you are on a tighter budget, The deathadder would be your best mouse. I would stop considering the Mamba TE, For all the reasons I have mentioned above. This is also by far my longest post on this forum, And I am writing this at 2 in the morning here, So please excuse any writing mistakes I have made, I think I got most of them :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:.
  3. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Delete Mamba TE from the list - it has Philips TwinEye laser sensor, that have Z-AXIS bug, which will be noticeable and annoying, when playing FPS games.

    Lancehead TE & DeathAdder Elite has the same optical sensor (PMW3389) - so I'd choose between them. If you have ability - go to some local shop and test which mouse will better fit for your hand.

    Also Lancehead TE is using the newest Synapse 3 (still in beta), but it also has built-in internal memory for storing your mouse configuration.
  4. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    I recommend DeathAdder elite for plating fps, it works great and it has licensed versions for fps games like Overwatch and so. It works well when it comes to moving cameras you'll see.
  5. gereltod0417

    gereltod0417 Member

    Since you talking about Synapse, I've bit off topic question. I have Razer Ornata Chroma and Synapse 2. If I upgrade it to Synapse 3, my keyboard functions still works? If not, If I buy Lancehead can I use Synapse 2 and 3 same time?
  6. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    At the moment Ornata is not supported by Synapse 3 - so if you buy Lancehead - you'll use both Synapse 2 & 3.
  7. gereltod0417

    gereltod0417 Member

    You sure there won't be conflict? At least when I try install 3, don't you think it will upgrade previous version? Also other question is, if they won't work together and I forced to use Synapse 2 because of my keyboard, what features I lose from Lancehead? DPI switches still works right? Chroma profiles comes to mind, what else I lose?
  8. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    There will be no conflict, you can have both versions. It will not upgrade from Synapse 2.0 (as they are independent ATM). As far as I know, Lancehead will not work on 2.0, so you'll not configure your mouse, but DPI switch will work (with the default settings).
  9. Tuturuu

    Tuturuu New Member

    I have been using a deathadder for a while. Compare to my old steelseries, one thing I dont like a bout the deathadder is that it is hard to lift up, so if you lift up your mouse a lot (which you may do, given that you play FPS game), I wont recommend deathadder :)
  10. BlutigEisbar

    BlutigEisbar Active Member

    I like the Mamba for the Razer Chroma looks but would take the Deathadder any day. If money is a concern get the Deathadder would be my suggestion. The smaller buttons on the side of the Lancehead has really killed it for me. I really like the size and position on the Adder and Mamba.
  11. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    Me personally, I've only used Razer Deathadders. I like the way it feels in my hand and the performance that it gives for its price. I'm on a tight budget and I feel that Deathadders give the best bang for the buck. But if I was to splurge on myself per se, then the mouse I would chose is the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition. From the sweet chroma lining on the sides, to its ergonomic feel, and the unbelievable accuracy it offers with the world’s most precise 16,000 DPI gaming mouse sensor.

    Yeah, the Mamba would be my pick hands down! I hope you enjoy your new mouse whichever you end up picking. They're all Razer mice anyway, so you're bound to pick a winner!
  12. cokefr

    cokefr New Member

    i got a lancehead te mercury edition, great mouse for competitive and casual play, comfortable, chroma, good sensor and cable
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