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How to drag click: The ultimate guide


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The technique is the subject of considerable contention as some players label it as cheating and consider it an exploit entirely void of skill. We’ll leave the moral judgment up to you, but for now, we’re going to teach you how to do it and give some recommendations on the best mouse for drag clicking

What is drag clicking?

The term ‘drag click’ refers to a specific technique used to drastically increase your CPS (clicks per second) in games. It is of particular value in Minecraft, where clicking rapidly is integral to the game. This method is used primarily by the competitive building community to increase the speed at which the player can place blocks.

How to drag click

It may be a slightly tricky technique to learn, but it shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes to an hour, and once it becomes muscle memory, you’ll only get better and better with time. If you’re particularly partial to playing Minecraft, it’s a very useful technique to learn. Additionally, it might help you out in other games.

How to do it

The concept of this technique relies on the friction between your finger and the mouse, when you apply just the right level of pressure and just the right angle, it causes your finger to ‘skip’ over the mouse button, this can actuate it many times a second, no macro needed.

So, let’s get to it. From our testing, we’ve found what we think to be the best method and it’s very quick to learn too. Additionally, it works on multiple mice that we’ve tested so it’s probably universally applicable. The steps, and a diagram can be found below are below.

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How to drag click on any mouse – step-by-step guide

  • 1. position your hand above the mouse with your finger of choice hanging down towards the mouse button with the tip/pad of the finger lightly contacting the mouse button. (You may want to use you middle finger as it has a larger surface area than the index finger)
  • 2. Drag your finger forward along the mouse button, varying the pressure until you feel your finger sort of ‘skip’ along the button.
  • 3. Once you get the skipping feeling slightly increase the pressure until you hear the mouse clicking with every skip.
  • 4. Rinse and repeat until you can consistently hear and feel rapid clicks every time you drag your finger along the button. Additionally, you might find it easier you drag your finger along the outer or inner edge of the button, as opposed to the center.
  • 5. Test your new found CPS speed over at CPS Test.

Best drag click mouse

Conventional wisdom suggests that the best mice to use for this technique are mice where the mouse buttons are not separate from the rest of the shell, for example, the Razer Deathadder V2 and the Corsair M65. The reason for this is that mice constructed like this typically have a faster bounce-back time. This helps maximize the CPS gained from this technique. We’ve listed some of the most suitable gaming mice for this below. Additionally, you’ll benefit strongly from mice with a less-smooth texture on the buttons, or you can add grip tape to practically any mouse to produce the same effect.

Razer Deathadder Elite

Razer DeathAdder Elite

Corsair Gaming M65

Corsair Gaming M65

Construction

Aircraft Grade aluminum

Corsair Glaive

Corsair Glaive

CPI (Counts Per Inch)

16,000

Weight

4.3 ounces (121 g)

Cable Length

6 ft (1.83m)

Logitech G600

Logitech G600


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