Portraits are special icons used to represent players on the team select and match loading screens. The player's Player Level, Hero League Rank or Team League Rank is displayed on the portrait. Portraits are purely cosmetic, and are designed to add personality and/or to display the player's rank.
- 1 Earning portraits
- 2 Borders
- 3 Progression Portraits
- 4 Achievement Portraits
- 4.1 Brawl Portraits
- 4.2 eSports Portraits
- 4.3 Event Portraits
- 4.4 Exclusive Portraits
- 4.5 Hero Mastery Portraits
- 4.6 Purchase Portraits
- 4.7 Season Portraits
- 4.7.1 Preseason
- 4.7.2 2016 Season 1
- 4.7.3 2016 Season 2
- 4.7.4 2016 Season 3
- 4.7.5 2017 Season 1
- 4.7.6 2017 Season 2
- 4.7.7 2017 Season 3
- 4.7.8 2018 Season 1
- 4.7.9 2018 Season 2
- 4.7.10 2018 Season 3
- 4.7.11 2018 Season 4
- 4.7.12 2019 Season 1
- 4.7.13 2019 Season 2
- 4.7.14 2019 Season 3
- 4.7.15 2020 Season 1
- 4.7.16 2020 Season 2
- 4.7.17 2020 Season 3
- 4.7.18 2020 Season 4
- 4.8 Twitch Portraits
- 5 Other Portraits
- 5.1 Emblems
- 5.2 HeroStorm
- 5.3 Nexus Portraits
- 5.4 Diablo Portraits
- 5.5 Hearthstone Portraits
- 5.6 Overwatch Portraits
- 5.7 StarCraft Portraits
- 5.8 Warcraft Portraits
- 5.9 Event Portraits
- 5.10 Gallery
Players can choose from a range of portraits, with most earned through levelling heroes, or participating in special events.
- All players start with the basic Nexus Recruit Portrait
- Raising a hero to level 5 will award that hero's Hero Portrait
- Raising a hero to level 15 will award that hero's Master Portrait
- Some themed portraits are awarded for raising a group of heroes to a certain level, such as the Undercity Collection Portrait, which requires raising Sylvanas and Stitches to level 15
- Participating in special seasonal events and promotions can award portraits
Each portrait is displayed with one of three borders.
- The Basic Border features a simple border and displays the player's Player Level. This is available to all players.
- The Hero Border features a more elaborate border and displays the player's Hero League Rank. It is unlocked through reaching Player Level 30.
- The Team Border features an even more elaborate border and displays the player's Team League Rank. It is unlocked through reaching Player Level 30.
This portrait is given on default.
|Nexus Recruit||Awarded to those brave enough to fight within the Nexus.|
Hero portraits are given when you reach Hero Level 5 on certain hero. If you reach Hero Level 15, you will get the Master portrait.
|The Butcher||The Lost Vikings||Thrall||Tracer|
|AzmoDUNK Brawl||Awarded for completing the AzmoDUNK Brawl weekly brawl.||Blackheart's Revenge||Awarded for completing the Blackheart's Revenge weekly brawl.|
|Bloodlust Brawl||Awarded for completing the Bloodlust Brawl weekly brawl.||Braxis Outpost||Awarded for completing the Braxis Outpost weekly brawl.|
|Garden Arena||Awarded for completing the Garden Arena weekly brawl.||Ghost Protocol||Awarded for completing the Ghost Protocol weekly brawl.|
|Hammer Time||Awarded for completing the Hammer Time weekly brawl.||Haunted Mines||Awarded for completing the Haunted Mines weekly brawl.|
|Heroes of the Stars||Awarded for completing the Heroes of the Stars weekly brawl.||Lost Cavern||Awarded for completing the Lost Cavern weekly brawl.|
|Mage Wars||Awarded for completing the Mage Wars weekly brawl.||Punisher Arena||Awarded for completing the Punisher Arena weekly brawl.|
|Silver City||Awarded for completing the Silver City weekly brawl.||Snow Brawl||Awarded for completing the Snow Brawl weekly brawl.|
|Temple Arena||Awarded for completing the Temple Arena weekly brawl.|
These portraits were obtainable by cheering on Twitch during HGC 2017.
- North America
These portraits were obtainable by cheering on Twitch during HGC 2018.
- North America
These were available for completing tasks during certain events. Once the event ends, you can no longer get these.
|1 Year Anniversary||Awarded for logging in during Heroes of the Storm's first anniversary week.||Second Anniversary||Awarded for playing 3 games during the Second Anniversary event.|
|Heroes 3rd Anniversary||Awarded for logging in during the Heroes of the Storm 3rd Year Anniversary event.||Heroes 4th Year Anniversary||Awarded for logging in during the Heroes of the Storm 4th Year Anniversary event.|
|Heroes 5th Year Anniversary||Awarded for logging in during the Heroes of the Storm 5th Year Anniversary event.|
|Azure Dragon Chromie||Awarded for completing "The Azure Dragons" quest during the Caldeum Complex event.||"Onyx Turtle Kharazim"||Awarded for completing "The Onyx Turtles" quest during the Caldeum Complex event.|
|Ivory Tiger Johanna||Awarded for completing "The Ivory Tigers" quest during the Caldeum Complex event.||"Jigoku Cybernetics Butcher"||Awarded for completing "The Jigoku Cybernetics" quest during the Caldeum Complex event.|
|Dragons of the Nexus|
|Stained Glass Alexstrasza and Hanzo||Awarded for logging in during the Dragons of the Nexus event||Dragonqueen Alexstrasza||Awarded for playing 5 games during Dragons of the Nexus event|
|Dragonstrike||Awarded for playing 5 more games during Dragons of the Nexus event||Stained Glass Dragon Knight||Awarded for achieving 90 takedowns in winning games during Dragons of the Nexus event|
|Echoes of Alterac|
|Stormpike Ram||Awarded for achieving 50 takedowns in winning games during the Echoes of Alterac event.||Swift Frostwolf||Awarded for achieving 50 takedowns in winning games during the Echoes of Alterac event.|
|Fall of King's Crest|
|Cursed Witch Whitemane||Awarded for completing the Rejuvenating Force quest during the Fall of King's Crest event.||Phantom Knight Zarya||Awarded for completing the Protecting the Citizens quest during the Fall of King's Crest event.|
|Spectral Wyrm Alexstrasza||Awarded for completing the Carrying the Team quest during the Fall of King's Crest event.||Spider Warden Maiev||Awarded for completing the Leading the Charge quest during the Fall of King's Crest event.|
|Jack-o'-Lantern||Unlocked by winning 25 games during the 2015 Hallow's End event.||Deputy Valla||Awarded for playing 15 games during 2016 Hallow's End event.|
|Headless Horseman||Awarded for playing 15 games during 2017 Hallow's End event.
Unlockable for shards since the 2018 Fall of King's Crest.
|It's Time for Toys!|
|Dehakasaurus Rex||Awarded for achieving 50 takedowns in winning games during the 1st Event Quest of the Toys event.||Plush Unicorn||Awarded for dealing 10 forts and keeps in winning games during the 2nd Event Quest of the Toys event.|
|Cosmic Force Valeera||Awarded for dealing 150,000 hero damage in winning games during the 3rd Event Quest of the Toys event.||Cosmic Lion||Awarded for killing 200 enemy minions in winning games during the 4th Event Quest of the Toys event.|
|Cuddle Bear Stitches||Awarded for winning 3 games during the 5th Event Quest of the Toys event.||"The Kid"||Awarded for completing one lap of the board game during the Toys event.|
|Heroes of the Dorm|
|Heroes of the Dorm||Awarded for participating in the 2015 Heroes of the Dorm Fantasy Bracket or attending the event.||Bracket Challenge Participation||Awarded for participation in the 2016 Heroes of the Dorm Bracket Challenge.|
|Bracket Challenge 2017||Awarded for participation in the 2017 Heroes of the Dorm Bracket Challenge.|
|Lunar Festival||Awarded to those who played 10 games during the 2015 Lunar Festival Holiday.||Monkey Elder||Awarded for playing 25 games during the 2016 Lunar Festival Event.|
|Lunar Rooster||Awarded for completing the Rooster Race 25 times during the 2017 Lunar Festival event.||Cute Lunar Guardian||Awarded for playing 8 games during 2018 Lunar Festival event.|
|Máscara de la Pantera||Awarded for playing 3 games during the Nexomania event.||Máscara de la Parca||Awarded for playing 3 games during the Nexomania event.|
|La Pantera Sonya||Awarded for achieving 100 takedowns in winning games during the Nexomania event.||La Parca Lunara||Awarded for achieving 100 takedowns in winning games during the Nexomania event.|
|Mal'gaucho Mal'ganis||Awarded for completing the Part II of the Nexomania II event questline (Mal'gaucho Mal'ganis' side).||La Gata de Batalla||Awarded for completing the Part II of the Nexomania II event questline (Gata de Batalla's side).|
|Obey the Call|
|Ghoul||Awarded for playing a game with Kel’Thuzad present on either team during the Obey the Call event.||Acolyte||Awarded for achieving 30 takedowns in winning games during the Obey the Call event.|
|Necromancer||Awarded for achieving 60 takedowns in winning games during the Obey the Call event.||Call of Kel'Thuzad||Awarded for achieving 90 takedowns in winning games during the Obey the Call event.|
|"Junkrat Mugshot"||Awarded for completing the "Some Mayhem" quest during The Scarlet Heist event.||"Sgt. Hammer Mugshot"||Awarded for completing the "KABLAMMO!" quest during The Scarlet Heist event.|
|"Orphea Mugshot"||Awarded for completing the "Some Style" quest during The Scarlet Heist event.|
|StarCraft 20th Anniversary|
|20 Years of Protoss||Awarded for logging in during StarCraft's 20th Anniversary.||20 Years of Terran||Awarded for logging in during StarCraft's 20th Anniversary.|
|20 Years of Zerg||Awarded for logging in during StarCraft's 20th Anniversary.|
|Cute Cosmonaut Qhira||Awarded for completing Part I if the unique questline during the Toys II event.||Green Army Team||Awarded for completing Part II if the unique questline during the Toys II event.|
|Cute Lil' Butcher||Awarded for completing Part III if the unique questline during the Toys II event.||Lil' Toy Train||Awarded for completing Part IV if the unique questline during the Toys II event.|
|Cute Tickle Mephisto||Awarded for completing Part V if the unique questline during the Toys II event.|
|Special Snowflake||Awarded for playing 25 games during the 2016 Winter Veil event.||Red Nosed Reign-Deer||Awarded for playing 8 games during 2017 Feast of Winter Veil event.
Unlockable for shards since the 2018 Toys event.
|Awarded for logging in during the Facebook milestone celebration.||Launch Week||Awarded for logging in during the Heroes of the Storm launch week.|
|Officer D.Va||Awarded for completing the third quest of the Nexus Challenge 2.0 event.||Oni Genji||Awarded for playing 15 games in a party with a Friend during the Nexus Challenge.|
|Pachimari||Awarded for finding 10 Golden Pachimari during the Pachimari Mania event.||Treasure Goblin||Awarded for defeating Treasure Goblins during the Eternal Conflict event.|
|Xel'Naga Artifact||Awarded for collecting 150 Xel'Naga Artifact Pieces during the Machines of War event.|
These portraits are fairly exclusive and are/were not available to everyone. Most of these are not obtainable any longer.
Hero Mastery Portraits
These portraits are earned by reaching level 15 with a certain group of Heroes.
These portraits are still obtainable through paid purchases or promotions.
|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.||Azmodunk||Awarded for purchasing the Azmodunk Bundle or the Azmodunk Skin.|
|Space Lord Leoric||Awarded for purchasing the Space Lord Leoric Bundle or the Space Lord Leoric Skin.||Golden Tiger||Awarded to owners of the Golden Tiger Mount.|
These portraits are awarded for participating in Ranked Seasons, separate for both Team League and Hero League. These portraits are based off your highest rank reached in the season and are exclusive to one portrait from Hero League and one more from Team League per season.
2016 Season 1
2016 Season 2
2016 Season 3
2017 Season 1
2017 Season 2
2017 Season 3
2018 Season 1
2018 Season 2
2018 Season 3
2018 Season 4
2019 Season 1
2019 Season 2
2019 Season 3
2020 Season 1
2020 Season 2
2020 Season 3
2020 Season 4
These portraits are earned by linking your Twitch and Battle.net accounts together.
These portraits can be earned by either forging 75 / 40 or by receiving from a Loot Chest roll.
These portraits can be earned by either forging 120 / 75 or by receiving from a Loot Chest roll.
These portraits can only be earned by either forging 75 / 40 or by receiving from a Loot Chest roll during a specific seasonal event.
Dark Nexus Alarak
Dark Nexus Deathwing
Dark Nexus Fenix
Dark Nexus Gul'dan
Dark Nexus Hound
Dark Nexus Ragnaros
Dark Nexus Tassadar
Fierce Opera Mask
Genius Monkey King Samuro
Golden Lunar Guardian
Lil' Lunar Azmodan
Lil' Lunar Cassia
Lil' Lunar Chen
Lil' Lunar Genji
Lil' Lunar Illidan
Lil' Lunar Jaina