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Dota 2 Ranks and MMR Explained

Dota 2 Ranks and MMR Explained

As in other similar games, Dota 2 ranks reflect the skills and abilities of the player. Dota 2 has 36 ranks in total. Each rank has a specific medal and requires a particular set of numerical MMR. Almost all contain five stars, each of which, in turn, contains about 150 MMR. The number of MMR serves as an intermediate value, indicating the level of the gamer within the current rank. Today we are going to explain what is MMR in Dota 2 and show you all Dota 2 ranks.

What Is MMR in Dota 2

MMR or Matchmaking Rating in Dota 2 is a system designed for determining the skill rating of each player. The main purpose of MMR is to find and pair equal opponents and teammates for fairplay. The system is designed so as not to let more experienced players team up or stand against players of a lower skill level.

How Does MMR Calibration Work in Dota 2

When ranked matches are already unlocked, the system allows a player to play 10 matches to calibrate his account. After the calibration is through, a player is awarded a medal and his MMR is therefore determined.

Tips for players before getting calibrated:

  • Pick only heroes that can cause a lot of damage and kill as many enemies as possible.
  • Don’t give yourself a hard time, try choosing easy-to-play heroes like Dragon Knight, Wraith King, Viper, etc.
  • Winning a match is a very important factor for getting a high MMR value. So follow your teammates’ lead as well-organized teamwork is the key to success in Dota 2.

What Are Dota 2 Ranks

The rank shows the level of the player that he has reached throughout the season. The higher your rank the more difficult to play and achieve better results. The player receives a rank corresponding to the maximum rank he achieved during the season. Losses do not affect progress and cannot lower the medal.

Dota 2 Ranks

In the fifth ranking season, Valve changed matchmaking and recalculated the MMR required to reach all ranks. Here is the list of all Dota 2 ranks and their MMR:

  • Herald ranks: - 0-769 MMR
  • Guardian ranks: - 770-1539 MMR
  • Crusader ranks: - 1540-2309 MMR
  • Archon ranks: - 2310-3079 MMR
  • Legend ranks: - 3080-3849 MMR
  • Ancient ranks: - 3850-4619 MMR
  • Divine ranks: - 4620-5420+ MMR
  • Immortal ranks: ∽6000+ MMR
Dota 2 ranks

Dota 2 Rank Distribution

Reaching a high rank in a game like Dota 2 takes a lot of perseverance and time, but it is doable for any of you.

Dota 2 rank distribution helps you clearly understand how good you are in the game or how far you are from the average player. As you can see in the following infographic, most of the Dota 2 players in Season 5 are split between the Guardian and Legend ranks, but the rank with the highest amount of players is Archon 1.

dota 2 rank distribution

The player’s medals are easily seen in your profile, so everyone can know your exact skill level. Moreover, remember that everyone in the game can also see your outward appearance. So don’t hesitate to buy and sell the best Dota 2 skins on DMarket with no fees involved.


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