The Nexus Recruit Portrait, given to all players.

See also Progression, Ranked Season, and Achievement Portraits

Portraits are aesthetic display images used by players to show their accomplishments. Portraits can be obtained in a number of ways, ranging from leveling specific characters or playing during a certain holidays. Several portraits have become unobtainable as holiday events have passed by. Much of a player's profile can be accessed by clicking on their portrait.[1]

With Heroes of the Storm 2.0, portraits became available via the Collection system. Portraits are earned as normal through progression and achievements, with players able to craft additional portraits for IconShard 40 each (seasonal are IconShard 60).

HeroStorm Edit

Carbot Edit

Carbot portraits cost IconShard 100.

Event Edit

Remember that seasonal event portraits are IconShard 60.

Hallow's End Edit

Winter Veil Edit


Lunar Festival Edit

Lil' Lunar
Toon Lunar

Emblem Edit

Nexus Edit

Diablo Edit

Hearthstone Edit

Overwatch Edit

StarCraft Edit

Warcraft Edit

Promotional PortraitsEdit

These portraits are generally still obtainable through paid purchases or promotions.

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Billie the Kid Recruit A Friend Legacy of the Void Space Lord Leoric Azmodunk Golden Tiger
  • Billie the Kid: Awarded to those who made a real money purchase.
  • Recruit A Friend: Awarded for Recruit A Friend participation.
  • Legacy of the Void: Awarded for purchasing Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void.
  • Space Lord Leoric: Awarded for purchasing the Space Lord Leoric skin.
  • Azmodunk: Awarded for purchasing the Azmodunk skin.
  • Golden Tiger: Rewarded when redeeming the Golden Tiger mount key found in the Heroes of the Storm Starter Pack.

Heroes Brawl PortraitsEdit

Note: Starting with Ghost Protocol, it appears the opportunity to acquire these portraits has been removed.

These portraits were earned for completing the weekly Heroes Brawl quest.

PunisherArenaPortrait HammerTimePortrait LostCavernPortrait SkyTempleArenaPortrait BlackHeartsRevengePortrait GhostProtocolPortrait
Punisher Arena Hammer Time Lost Cavern Sky Temple Blackheart's Revenge Ghost Protocol
GardenArenaPortrait MinesReopenPortrait SnowBrawlPortrait SilverCityPortrait MageWarsPortrait BloodlustBrawlPortrait
Garden Arena The Mines Reopen Snow Brawl Silver City Mage Wars Bloodlust Brawl
HeroesoftheStarsPortrait Braxis Oupost portrait AzmodunkBrawlPortrait
Heroes of the Stars Braxis Outpost AzmoDUNK

Event PortraitsEdit

These were available for completing tasks during certain events. Once the event ended, players were no longer able to obtain them. Portraits tied with Seasonal events, however, are expected to make a return each year.

LunarRoosterPortrait Snowflake Portrait OniGenjiPortrait DeputyVallaPortrait XelNagaPortrait Anniversary Portrait
Lunar Rooster Special Snowflake Oni Genji Deputy Valla Xel'Naga Artifact 1 Year Anniversary

  • Lunar Rooster: Awarded for completing the Rooster Race 25 times during the Lunar Festival (2017).
  • Special Snowflake: Awarded for finishing 25 games during Winter Veil.
  • Oni Genji: Awarded for playing 15 games in a party with a Friend during the Nexus Challenge. Also awarded for completing 5 games with a friend in Versus AI Mode, Quick Match, Unranked Draft Mode, or Ranked Play during the Nexus Challenge 2.0
  • Deputy Valla: Unlocked by playing 15 games during the Hallow's End event (2016).
  • Xel'Naga Artifact: Awarded for collecting 150 Xel'Naga Artifact Pieces during the Machines of War event.
  • 1 Year Anniversary: Awarded for logging in during Heroes of the Storm's first anniversary week.

BracketChallenge2016Portrait MonkeyElderPortrait HallowsEnd2015 TreasureGoblinPortrait LunarFestival Azmodunk2015
Bracket Challenge Participation Monkey Elder Jack-o'-Lantern Treasure Goblin Lunar Festival Heroes of the Dorm

  • Bracket Challenge Participation: Awarded for participating in the 2016 Heroes of the Dorm Bracket Challenge.
  • Monkey Elder: Awarded for winning 25 games during the Lunar Festival event (2016).
  • Jack-o'-Lantern: Unlocked by winning 25 games during the Hallow's End event (2015).
  • Treasure Goblin: Awarded for defeating 50 Treasure Goblins during the Eternal Conflict event.
  • Lunar Festival: Awarded for playing 10 games during the Lunar Festival holiday (2015).
  • Heroes of the Dorm: Awarded for submitting a fantasy bracket prediction for the Heroes of the Dorm tournament (2015).

Officer D.Va Portrait Anniversary Portrait Pachi-reward-portrait
Officer D.Va Anniversary Pachimari

  • Officer D.Va: Awarded for completing 5 more games with a friend in Quick Match, Unranked, or Ranked during the Nexus Challenge 2.0. The Korean text says 'gyeong chal' meaning 'Police'
  • Anniversary: Awarded for playing 3 games in VS. AI, Quick Match, Unranked, or Ranked during the Second Anniversary
  • Pachimari: Awarded during the Pachimari Mania event, requiring the collection of 10 pachimari.
All portraits cost IconShard 150
  • Part of the StarCraft 20th anniversary celebration. Gained by logging in March 27 through April 23, 2018.

Twitch PortraitsEdit

These portraits are earned by linking Twitch and accounts together. For the spring regionals players were required to watch the event while logged in, but they since changed it to simply have accounts linked.

Storm Watcher Portrait Spring Regionals Portrait Spring Championship Portrait SummerRegional2016
Storm Watcher 2016 Spring
2016 Spring
2016 Summer

  • Storm Watcher: Awarded for linking your and Twitch accounts and watching the 2015 Americas Championship on
  • 2016 Spring Regional Championship: Awarded for watching a 2016 Spring Regional Championship.
  • 2016 Spring Global Championship: Awarded for watching the 2016 Spring Global Championship.
  • 2016 Summer Regional Championship: Awarded for watching a 2016 Summer Regional Championship.

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2016 Summer
2016 Fall
2016 Fall

  • 2016 Summer Global Championship: Awarded for watching the 2016 Summer Global Championship.
  • 2016 Fall Regional Championship: Awarded for watching a 2016 Fall Regional Championship.
  • 2016 Fall Global Championship: Awarded for watching the 2016 Fall Global Championship.


  • Some portraits come as codes to be redeemed by the players. Some of these rare portrait codes have appeared for sale on sites such as eBay from anywhere between $50USD and $150USD.
  • The artist for the "stylized" portraits is Tan Zhi Hui.

Patch changesEdit

  • Patch (Patch May 16, 2017Note: Player levels displayed in portraits have received visual updates, and should be easier to distinguish while using the progression portrait border.
  • Patch (Patch January 4, 2017Note: Fixed an issue in which the player portrait would not update correctly after selecting the Blackheart's Revenge Portrait.


  1. 2014-07-24, Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha Patch Notes build Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-08-06
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