Player Rank indicates progression the player has made through rank missions. It has a significant influence on various aspects of the game.
The player is ranked Recruit when they first start a character in Spiral Knights. By completing rank missions (particularly the Hall of Heroes), the player can increase their rank. Vanguard is the max rank.
Rank determines the maximum star rating of gear a player can equip as well as which missions and tiers of the arcade can be hosted.
Rank also determines the starting depth of prestige missions as well as the quantity of certain prestige rewards.
This ranking system is separate from other ranking systems such as Guild Rank or the amount of prestige the player has. Missions and prestige are closely related, so there is some correlation between player rank and prestige rank.
- release 2012-02-22: Rank missions were introduced.
- release 2013-07-30: Star level equipment locks implemented.