Mobile Legends How to Climb the Ladder Guide

Mobile Legends How to Climb the Ladder Guide by ZenithGod

First things first, when I look for good players, I don’t only look at win rate. I also look at gold per min and KDA, which then gives me a solid indicator of how good a player is. I’d say 5 KDA+ is a solid player that you can be duoing with.

Reminder: The best way to climb is to play carries, but this guide applies to every hero in the game.

However, I’m not here to talk to you about duoing, more of how to climb by yourself. It’s a bit of a long read, and if you’re genuinely trying to climb, it’s well worth it.

Identifying Yourself

Whenever you’re in a game, KDA doesn’t matter too much, especially in the beginning of the match. What you want to look at is what level your teammates/enemies are, and their gold levels. That’s how you tell the difference between a good player and a bad player. A 0/1/0 Fanny that’s 4 levels higher and 1000 gold higher than the enemy Fanny that’s going 3/0/0 is indefinitely better. People don’t seem to understand this concept, but this is VERY important.

This is how you tell if you belong in your Elo or not. Are you consistently getting MVP’s on your team, and are constantly 3 levels/1000 gold ahead of everyone at mid-game? If so, you don’t belong in your current Elo, and it should be relatively easy to climb. If not, then you probably will be stuck there for awhile until you pick up the pace.

If you find yourself playing mages often (Raf, Eudora, and Alice mainly), it will be harder to be ahead of the game, due to how much damage you’ll be taking and how little your DPS is. Thus, their roles are a little bit different. For example, a good Raf would always keep up lane pressure, meaning that they see opportunities to poke and force recalls. On the flip side, Eudora would want to have a safer laning phase, racking up as much EXP/Gold as possible for the late game.

Tips and Techniques to Master

  • Farming is KEY. No matter what ELO you’re in, don’t ever waste too much time in lane. Jungle or stealing opponents jungle whenever you’ve cleared lane minions or have time. The same thing goes other way, make sure you aren’t jungling when lane minions are crashing your tower. If you can master this, you can climb to Legend+ no problem. I’d recommend taking Retribution if you want to, works wonders up until Epic or so.
  • Pings are useful, use it often.
  • Look at the mini-map whenever you aren’t fighting, it takes awhile to get that down though.
  • Know when to roam. This is another key tip that all solo queue players NEED to know. If you’re top lane and you see mid-lane minion wave about to crash into tower and no one’s defending it, quickly clear your wave and rush to mid lane. This way, the EXP and Gold isn’t “lost.” If you see someone pushing wave or attacking tower, you can also try and gank them, especially if they’re an immobile hero. This also comes with experience on what to do.
  • BE AWARE OF THE SITUATION. For example, you see your opponent missing from lane? Chances are, they’re taking jungle or roaming around. Quickly shove the minion wave into tower so they’ll lose out on Gold and EXP. Another option is to signal “Gather” to where you think they’re farming, to either steal the jungle or to initiate a winning fight. There are countless ways to handle the scenario, it just comes with experience on what you should do. This also applies to Turtle and Lord, you can easily check if they’re taking it by scrolling the mini-map, as it shows the animations.
  • If you sincerely believe that you are better than the majority of the players you play with, take in charge. Make the calls of grouping up or split pushing. This works best if you’re already carrying your team, as they will be more likely to listen to you. Inversely, listen to whoever’s carrying your team thus far, because chances are they’re better than you. Obviously, if they make a really dumb call, use your own judgement on whether or not you should follow.
  • Stop typing, unless you need to inform your team of your strategy. There’s no need to type in ALL chat either. If you REALLY want to win, sometimes you just need to ignore the chat. I know I’m personally guilty of this, but try to resist the temptation to retort back.
  • Master a few heroes, and keep spamming them over and over. If you believe that you play really well on Alucard, keep playing him until you reach a rank where you can’t seem to climb anymore. I’d say master 3 heroes and that’s it.
  • Play meta heroes. The heroes that I currently believe are meta includes Fanny, Kaguya, Chou (not sure after nerf though), Hayabusa, Mino, and Clint. Obviously there are a few others, but this is the solid foundation to start with and build up on. Only exception is that it’s hard to carry with Mino, so he isn’t great in solo queue.
  • Use Purify on almost all of your games. There are some exceptions though, such as Fanny (which you can take Ret instead) or Chou/Mino (taking Blink). Even if you go purify on them though, you’ll still do very well. As you go up the ladder and reach into competitive level, you can then start experimenting other skills to see what fits you the most.
  • Tilt is another factor that plays a role in how you’re performing. I know personally for a fact that I will tilt after losing 2 games in a row. If you feel as though you aren’t playing in top shape, take a break, and come back to ML later. Know your limit, play within it.
  • Know when to team fight and know when not to. Unless your team composition is based around team fights, why would you group and face head to head when you’re losing? Sometimes, split-pushing would be a better option.
  • Relating back to map awareness, you can only split-push effectively if you can see or know where at least 3 out of 5 enemy heroes are. You see them all grouping mid? Go push as hard as you can. Predicting also plays a huge role in split-pushing. If you see them bot and they disappear off the mini-map, there’s no way they can reach top within seconds, meaning you still have some time to push before they try and gank you.
  • One of the most common indicators of when enemy heroes are going after you while split pushing is when you see them pushing tower, and all of a sudden they uniformly turn around. Chances are, they’re turning back in an attempt to gank you. Either walk back or recall back home in a bush when you see this happening.


If there are any questions or anything you want specified, feel free to post down below.

EDIT: I’ve started a new account a few days ago if anyone wants to see my progress, this is an ONLY solo queue account: [Zenith] (with the square brackets)

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