Maybe its obvious, but to me its not. how does it determine whether you are 'novice' 'master' etc.? i was novice, then suddenly master... can someone explain?? the only thing i can refer to is possibly the percentage of battles i have won... but then someone level 1 could be master?
Here is the exact answer you need so you can refer to here.
Each character you own to exclude duplicate cards get you respect points calculated using this formula:
Points = level * number ov evelutions (Card's lvl)
If you have a Fifty lvl 1 and lvl it to lvl 2 you will get 8 respect points for that card.
the point break down for each lvl is:
lvl 1 gets you 4 respect points
lvl 2 gets you 8 respect points
lvl 3 gets you 12 respect points
lvl 4 gets you 16 respect points
lvl 5 gets you 20 respect points
Rank starts at Novice and goes up to Titan.