Dota 2: Five of the Best Heroes for Ranked Games in 2020

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Dota 2: Five of the Best Heroes for Ranked Games in 2020

Here are some of the best heroes to gain MMR with.

2020 has been a crazy year so far, both in terms of esports and real life. Having said that, one thing hasn’t changed for many years now and that’s the drive that every player has to get as much MMR as possible.

We at ESTNN understand this, which is why we’ve decided to show you some of the best heroes that you can use to achieve your ranked goals in 2020. Of course, this list is subject to change in some of the future updates, so keep that in mind.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.


Whether you like him or not, you can’t deny the fact that Meepo is one of the best Dota 2 heroes. However, there is one major problem with him, and that’s the fact that he is very hard to master.

Regardless of what bracket you’re playing in, there are various heroes and items that can counter Meepo easily. So, in order to thrive with him, you have to be pretty damn good. That said, once you master the hero, reaching that Immortal bracket can happen in just a matter of time.

There are many ways in which you can improve as a Meepo player. That said, nothing is better than getting as much practice as possible. Simply spam-pick him whenever he is good and try to make stuff happen.

Wraith King

The second hero that is on this list is Wrath King. Even though he is not really the most exciting hero to play with, he is very efficient. Unlike Meepo, WK is easy to pick up and master because he has just one target ability. What’s more is, thanks to his ultimate, Wrath King is a serious late-game powerhouse that can rip through the enemy lineups, especially when he has a lot of items.

Despite the fact that each patch has its own meta, WK’s playstyle has remained largely the same. You can either rush a Radiance or grab a Blink Dagger and start ganking. Both of these item-builds work fine, so it all depends on which one you prefer.


Often underestimated in the lower-MMR brackets, Underlord is one of the best team-fight heroes. The important thing about him is that you need to realize he isn't capable of carrying his team alone. Instead, he excels the most whenever there are large team fights, especially during the mid-game. So, before you pick him, make sure that your team is going to play accordingly. The last thing you want is to end up with Underlord when your team is not doing anything because it will be a waste then.

Nevertheless, if you have an adequate team, playing with Underlord can be really rewarding. He is capable of farming very fast for an offlaner, which means that he will get a lot of items quickly. So when he gets a Pipe of Insight and/or a Crimson Guard, he can easily start participating in the fights and help his team.


Clock is one of the heroes that went through a drastic change in the way he’s played. Those of you who’ve been playing the game long enough probably remember that he used to be a very strong offlaner. However, that’s not the case nowadays.

Instead of being a core, 99% of Clock players prefer to play him as soft support. This means that you can often find the hero either on the safe lane or roaming around. In fact, this is where he shines the most. As you know, Battery Assault is one of the best spells in the early stages of the game. As a result, Clock can easily abuse this and get kills on the map.

The best thing about this hero is that he isn’t that hard to play. Sure, his ultimate is a skill shot and will take some time getting used to, but that’s pretty much it.


The last hero that we’ll put on this list is Bloodseeker. This is often a hero that tends to be forgotten. Perhaps one of the reasons for that is that Bloodseeker rarely gets picked in pro games.

However, when it comes down to gaining MMR, this is one of the best heroes in Dota 2, especially in lower-tier MMR. You see, the strength of this hero is that he takes advantage of heroes that have low HP. In most cases, the players in the lower-tier MMR brackets don’t really buy that much HP regen. As a result, they often stay on half HP or even lower, which is precisely what Bloodseeker wants.

You will always have loads of movement speed and damage, which will make you very hard to deal with. Needless to say, you can use this to your advantage to kill heroes all across the map.

Dota 2: Five of the Best Heroes for Ranked Games in 2020
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.