Every character has a Battle Rank, that starts at 0. By battling, you gain (or lose) battle points. When your battle points reach a certain threshold, you gain a battle rank. Each battle rank has an associated reward. Where the reward listed is an item, you get given one of that item, plus the ability to purchase more in the shop. <Do you lose the ability to purchase the item if you subsequently drop in BR ?>

The first battle rank in each tier is a threshold rank. Once you achieve one of these ranks, you can never drop down in rank, even if you lose enough battle points that you would normally expect to be a lower rank. These threshold ranks are 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, and 22.

The battle ranks are :