The ranking system in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a way for players to gauge their strength against other players.

Starting from the Warrior rank, players strive to reach the highest rank in the game, Mythical Glory. However, the Epic rank has grown to become the biggest hurdle for the majority of players.

Standing in between Grandmaster and Legend, the majority of casual players are stuck in this rank, where experimentation of new heroes and griefing are commonplace.

If you are looking to climb out of “Epical Glory,” there are a few things to keep in mind before queuing up for a ranked game.

5 ways to get past Epic rank in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Play with your friends

To ensure your team is on the same page, playing with a group of friends you know is likely the easiest approach.

While playing solo or with a friend has its benefits, playing with four other friends provides even more advantages, increasing your chances of winning a match.

It’s true that matchmaking may pair you with other premade teams, making the journey more challenging. However, playing with familiar teammates, which in turn increases your comfort level, far outweighs the disadvantages.

Only use heroes you have mastered

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Mastery score
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Playing the same few heroes repeatedly in ranked mode can become monotonous.

However, playing heroes you have already mastered is one way of ensuring you win games all the time. Before using a hero in ranked, it’s advisable to play them in classic mode until you achieve an Expert rank in their mastery code.

This usually requires playing at least 50 games with the hero. Completing the corresponding hero quests can significantly expedite the process.

Also, make sure you have at least one mastered hero in each role, so that won’t have any worries whenever someone steals your role in the pick-and-ban phase.

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Follow the top global player’s best build and emblem sets

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang top global recommended best build and emblem set
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If you already have a favorite hero that you’ve mastered, it’s now a good time to study how top players use them. To do this, access the bar graph in the upper right corner of the heroes section on the home screen.

Here, you’ll find the top global players for each hero, along with their preferred builds and emblem sets. Many players often overlook this.

Following these players’ builds is essential for the first few hundred games with the hero, before attempting to create your own custom build.

There’s a reason these players are at the top of the game, so emulating their approach could be your ticket out of Epic.

Don’t get swept away by meta trends

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang hero, Gusion
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While it’s beneficial to know which heroes are currently overpowered in the meta, it’s pointless if you lock in a hero that you don’t know how to play.

In Epic rank, it’s better to utilize heroes you are already familiar with rather than worrying too much about which heroes pro players use.

It’s not necessary to secure overpowered heroes if you don’t know how to play them — save that strategy for higher ranks when you become more proficient on most heroes.

Objectives are key

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Evolved Lord
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Many players face stuck in Epic tend to prioritize kills over objectives.

While getting kills is important in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, it’s usually better to focus on objectives like turrets, Turtle, and Lord if you want to increase your chances of winning.

The game is fast-paced, so even if you have a lead in kills, one small mistake can lead to defeat. In ranked games, a Lord and one clean wipeout is often the key to victory, so kills don’t necessarily mean much.

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