When your account reaches Level 8 and when you have at least 6 or more heroes, you'll unlock the Ranked Game option.
Ranked Game or simply Ranked is a competitive seasonal game mode that runs for three months, where you will be placed in one of the 7 divisions of the Ranked Game that is arranged from the lowest to highest: Warrior, Elite, Master, Grandmaster, Epic, Legend, and Mythic. Warrior is the lowest division in the game, while Mythical Glory is the highest.
Players will be matched with opponents and allies that have similar or nearing Ranked Division. Every time you win a match in a Ranked Game, you will be awarded 1 star, while losing a Ranked Game will deduct you 1 star. Players can invite friends to play in ranked games together. A Ranked Game allows Solo, Duo, Trio, and Squad Match-ups. However, invited players must be within at least two ranks of each other.
Mythic is the highest division in ranked play. Players who reach Mythic and Glorious Mythic rank can unlock exclusive avatar borders, among other cool rewards.
When a player is ranked between Warrior and Grandmaster, they will go through the usual selection phase as they would experience in Classic. However, when a player reaches Epic or above, the selection phase will now become Draft Pick.
When the season ends, Ranked Games will be temporarily unavailable, until the new season starts, where the player will be placed on a new starting division determined by their highest division on the previous season. For more information about Starting Division after a new season starts, visit New Season Rank Inheritance down below this article.
Ranks are the Grading System for Mobile Legends players that determines how proficient and experienced the player is. Players are rewarded one star for every victory in a Ranked Game, but they lose a star for every defeat in a Ranked Game. When a player has full stars in level within a division, the next victory will result in a promotion to the next level within a division. However, when a player has full stars in a level I within their division (ex. Warrior I, Epic I, and Legend I), they will be promoted to the next division.
When a player has no stars in a level within their tier, the next defeat will get them demoted to the previous lower level (ex. Epic II → Epic III and Legend IV → Legend V) in their division. However, if they have no more stars within the lowest level in their division, they will drop down to the highest level of the lower division (ex: Legend V → Epic I and Grandmaster V → Master I).
In the Warrior division, no stars will be deducted for losses. For some of the ranks, if they reached another rank, it increases the slot by 1-star. All the info for the individual ranks are given below.
Warrior is the first rank in the game that is given to new players when they unlock Ranked mode and once they had fulfilled the requirements. At this rank, players will start at the lowest level which is Warrior III. It takes three stars to rise to the next level, such as from Warrior III to Warrior II. The rank has only 3 divisions and it requires 4 stars to rank up to the next division/rank. Losing a match in this rank will not conduct a star loss. Ranking up to Elite requires Warrior 1 and 4 stars for a promotion. When playing with friends, only Elite/Warrior ranked players can invite you.
Warrior Players Rewards
Elite is the 2nd rank in the game right after Warrior. You'll begin from the lowest level (Elite III), and it takes 5 stars to rise to the next level, such as from Elite III to Elite II. The rank has only 3 divisions but each division requires 5 stars to rank up instead of the previous 4. Once you lose a match, you will lose a star, but the loss can be negated by Protection points or due to special conditions (AFK teammates for example). If you lose a game with a player in your team being AFK, a star loss can be protected, but this can happen only once a day. Ranking up to Master, requires Elite 1 and 5 stars for promotion. In this rank, only Warrior, Elite, or Master ranked players can invite you.
Elite Players Rewards
Master is the 3rd rank in the game right after Elite. At this level, the game becomes slightly more challenging. The player begins from the lowest level (Master IV) and it takes 5 stars to rise to the next level, such as from Master IV to Master III. Unlike Elite, this rank has only 4 divisions. Once you lose a match, you will lose a star, but the loss can be negated by Protection points or due to special conditions (AFK teammates for example). If you lose a game with a player in your team being AFK, a star loss can be protected, but this can happen only once a day. Ranking up to Grandmaster requires Master 1 and 5 stars for promotion. When playing this rank only Elite, Master, and Grandmaster players can invite you.
Master Players Rewards
Grandmaster is the 4th rank after Master. At this rank, the game will be more intense and difficult unlike the previous ranks. The player starts at the lowest level (Grandmaster V) and it takes 6 stars to rise to the next level, such as from Grandmaster V to Grandmaster IV. On par with the ranks above it, Grandmaster has 5 divisions and requires 6 stars to rank up. If you are in the Advanced Server, starting from this rank to Glorious Mythic, players can unlock Draft Pick, which is a special match that can be commanded by spectators. The game gets more difficult and the rules are different in Draft Pick. On previous ranks or ranks without using the Draft Pick system, both teams can use the same hero on both sides, but in the Draft pick mode, each team can only use one hero and ban two heroes from being used. Once you lose a match, you will lose a star, and the loss can only be negated by Protection points. Ranking up to Epic requires Grandmaster 1 and 6 stars for promotion. Only Master, Grandmaster, and Epic players can invite you.
Grand Master Players Rewards
Epic is the 5th rank after Grandmaster. The game gets more difficult by this point and it uses a different hero selection mode called Draft Pick (players on the Original Server will start using Draft Pick on Epic). On previous ranks, both teams can use the same hero on both sides, but in this draft pick mode, each team can only use one hero and ban three heroes from being used. Players who have reached this level should be able to use all heroes and hero roles respectively. Players who can only use one hero may experience difficulties reaching Epic and Legend rank, but it is possible. Using strategies, communication, and good teamwork is crucial in winning since those elements are the key to reach the higher ranks. Usually, a lot of well-experienced and average players are on this rank, and it will be more difficult to progress if you have mastered only a few heroes. The rank has has 5 divisions and requires 6 stars to rank up. Ranking up to Legend requires Epic 1 and 6 stars for promotion. Only Grandmaster, Epic, and Legend players can invite you.
Epic Players Rewards
Legend is the 6th rank after Epic. It was known to be the 2nd to the highest rank before the Mythic Rank was added. Just like Epic, the same Draft Pick rules apply here. On previous ranks, both teams can use the same hero on both sides, but in this draft pick mode, each team can only use one hero and ban three heroes from being used. Players who reach this rank should be able to use and master all heroes and hero roles respectively. Players who can only use one hero may experience difficulties reaching Mythic and Glorious Mythic rank, but it is possible. Players should have great communication skills between teammates and coordinated strategies to secure a victory and progress to the highest rank in the game, Mythic. Usually, a lot of great players play on this rank, and it will be more difficult to progress if you have mastered only a few heroes. The rank has 5 divisions requires 6 stars to rank up. Ranking up to Mythic requires Legend 1 and 6 stars. Only Epic, Legend, and Mythic players can invite you.
Legend Players Rewards
Mythic is the 7th rank, after Legend. This is the highest tier in the Mobile Legends Ranked game mode, Players which reach this division will no longer get any stars, and will instead get points. On this rank, players are expected to be flexible with heroes or roles that they picked and possess tremendous skills in these heroes that they had chosen to play. This rank allows players to play in a 6 hero-ban draft pick, promoting better tactics to come into play, during counter-picking. Mythic division is divided into 5 tiers from Mythic V to I, in which, a pure point system applies. This increases points based on matches won and similarly decreases points on matches lost. Additionally, Star-Raising bonuses is removed after reaching this tier. Upon initial entry, Mythical rank players now have to play 10 placement matches to determine their starting points. Every tier is worth 100 points, which is gained by ranked matches, depending on the tier and points held by the opponents. Conquering opponents with higher points will, in turn, grant the player higher points while losing to enemies with lower points, will have a result in a bigger point loss. Losing a match at 0 points will drop the player back to Legend I, while gaining 600 points, players will be granted the Glorious Mythic title. Ranking up to Mythic requires Legend I and 6 stars, along with the completion of the placement matches. Only Legend, and Mythic players can invite you.
Mythic Players Rewards
Mythical Glory is the highest rank in-game. It can be achieved by reaching 600 points and above. When the Season ends and a new season begins, a starting division will be calculated based on the final division calculated in the previous season. Ranking up to Mythical Glory requires exactly or more than 600 points on the Mythic rank.
New Season Rank Inheritance
|RANK||NEW SEASON RANK INHERITANCE|
|II - I||II|
|IV - III||I ★|
|II - I||IV ★|
|III - II||V ★|
|I - V||IV ★|
|IV - I||III ★|
|0 - 999 Points||II ★|
|1000 - 4999 Points||I ★|
|5000 - Above Points||V ★|
Star-raising Points & Protection Points
In addition to simply gaining a star for every victory and losing a star for every loss, there are also Star-raising Points which can allow you to get stars faster and Protection Points which can counteract star reductions.
You can get Star-raising Points when you win a ranked game(10+ pts depends on your battle Grade), and will get Protection Points whether you win or lose.
More consecutive wins will grant you more Star-raising Points (+20 pts depends on your battle Grade), it will also give you more points and you'll get more Protection Points if you perform better than your teammates in a game. Getting achievements like MVP, Legendary, etc. will also give Star-raising points.
When your Star-raising Points are full, they'll be converted into an additional star.
When your Protection Points are full, they will all be consumed to a counteract a star reduction when you lose a match. When you lose another match with no Protection Points maxed you will be l granted 10+ or more points (depends on your battle grade)
The upper limits of Star-raising Points and Protection Points increase with your rank.
An extra 10 Protection Points given to a player when winning or losing the rank match. (Starlight Privilege)
If the player(s) do violates the rule in a Ranked Match, such as AFK in three minutes and the like, and the team is lost the match, the losing team receives 25% of Protection Points as violation protection, and the player who violates the rule within the losing team cannot receive rewards and is severely punished.
Also, there is a game mechanic in-game to Invalid the match. If one player is AFK, you and your teammates can choose the game to invalid the match.
You can do this by:
- Waiting for the 3-minute mark for the system to detect the AFK teammate only then can you initiate surrender to trigger the invalid system. All teammates must surrender immediately. Invalid can now be triggered even if a hero dies or a tower is brought down on either side of the game.
- No stars will be gained or lost during an invalid match. The system will put a spotlight on the AFK teammate and reduce their credit score.
- Each individual rank badges represent a different type of animal. These animals and the associated ranks are listed here:
- Ranked Mode can be unlocked above a credit score of 90.
- If the credit score is below 90, you cannot play Ranked Mode!