A summoner icon is an avatar picture that represents you in your friends' friend list, in chat rooms, in custom games and in arranged teams. There are currently 29 starter icons and 5 unlockable icons. More icons will eventually be able to be earned through different game events, holiday events, Ultimate tier skins, as well as Seasonal Rewards. (And also hopefully through lifetime RP purchases sometime in the near future. )
There are currently 29 standard summoner icons.
When you purchase the Pulsefire Ezreal skin you will receive the following summoner icon:
When you purchase the Spirit Guard Udyr skin you will receive the following summoner icons with one for each of his stances:
Limited availability icons
The Grand Master Beta Tester icon and the Master Beta Tester icon were awarded to the top 500/100, respectively, Beta Testers at the end of the Beta edition.
|Master Beta Tester||Top 500 Beta Testers|
|Grand Master Beta Tester||Top 100 Beta Testers|
This icon was available from June 3rd until the end of the Latin America Server Open Beta on June 13th as a reward for the Summoners who transferred or created an account.
|Latin America Beta Tester||Transfered or created an account on 2013 Latin America Open Beta Server between June 3rd and June 13th|
These icons were handed out at the end of season 2, together with the season 2 reward icons. They are based on a summoner's ranked rating at the end of season 1.
|Bronze Cup||The summoner had to have a bronze rating at the end of season 1. This would translate to having a rating between 1249 and 1399.|
|Silver Cup||The summoner had to have a silver rating at the end of season 1. This would translate to having a rating between 1400 and 1519.|
|Gold Cup||The summoner had to have a gold rating at the end of season 1. This would translate to having a rating between 1520 and 1899.|
The summoner had to have a platinum rating at the end of season 1. This would translate to having a rating of 1900 or higher.
Season 2 reward icons were distributed along with season 1 reward icons at the end of season 2. They were based on the highest rating a summoner earned during 2 month window near the end of season 2. This window ranged from September 12, 2012 until November 6, 2012.
The icons were determined based on both the rating (tier) achieved and the queue in which the rating was achieved. Having a higher tier rating would automatically unlock the lower tier icons as well. The required ratings can be found here: http://competitive.na.leagueoflegends.com/season-two-rating-tiers.
There are 5 different tiers that could be achieved: bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond. Each tier is represented by the colour of the chalice on the icon.
Summoners could get icons for 3vs3 team queue, solo 5vs5 queue and 5vs5 team queue. Each queue is represented by a gem on a certain part of the chalices. Gems around the top of the chalice represent 3vs3 queue. A gem in the middle represents solo queue and gems around the base represent 5vs5 queue. When a summoner has the requirements for all the queues in a certain tier, he or she would receive a bonus icon, that would combine all three gem ornaments into one icon.
|Season 2 icons||Solo queue||3vs3 queue||5vs5 queue||All three queues|
Season 3 reward icons were distributed at the end of Season 3. These Icon is the maximum rating that the Summoner has achieve on the Season 3 on any category (Solo/Duo, Team 5 vs 5 or 3 vs 3).
|Bronze||The summoner need to have a Bronze rating on any category (Solo/Duo, Team 5 vs 5 or 3 vs 3) at the end of Season 3.|
|Silver||The summoner need to have a Silver rating on any category (Solo/Duo, Team 5 vs 5 or 3 vs 3) at the end of Season 3.|
|Gold||The summoner need to have a Gold rating on any category (Solo/Duo, Team 5 vs 5 or 3 vs 3) at the end of Season 3.|
|Platinum||The summoner need to have a Platinum rating on any category (Solo/Duo, Team 5 vs 5 or 3 vs 3) at the end of Season 3.|
|Diamond||The summoner need to have a Diamond rating on any category (Solo/Duo, Team 5 vs 5 or 3 vs 3) at the end of Season 3.|
|Challenger||The summoner need to have a Challenger rating on any category (Solo/Duo, Team 5 vs 5 or 3 vs 3) at the end of Season 3.|
These three summoner icons were made available to unlock during the Freljord patch, v3.6. Each icon symbolizes a tribe of the three Freljord Princesses: Ashe, Sejuani, and Lissandra. Even though there are three, a summoner is only able to unlock one of them to declare their allegiance to a tribe. These temporary icons look just like the actual ones, except there is a timer symbol at the bottom left corner of the icon image.
To have unlocked one of the three icons, a summoner needed to first set their profile icon to the temporary version of the icon they wanted, which was available for selection immediately. The summoner would have had to win ten games against real players without changing the icon. Victories in bot and custom games, however, did not count towards unlocking these tribal icons, which were available to be unlocked until May 17th.
For more information please check out Riot's official Battle for the Freljord announcement.
These icons were made so that summoner's could show their support for their favorite NA or EU eSports team during the LCS summer games. All of the icons are unlockable for 250 with a percentage of the money going directly to the team. These icons are permanent and are said to remain in the store for purchase until the end of the 2013 Summer Split. Behind each team logo you can see three lines representing season 3. For more information check out Magus's announcement.
|NA Team Icons||EU Team Icons|
|Icon||Team Name||Icon||Team Name|
These icons were made so that summoner's could show their support for their favorite Team during the International Wildcard Tournament on the Gamescom, like the LCS Icons these where unlockable for 250 with a percentage of the money going directly to the team.
These icons were made so that summoner's could show their support for their favorite Korean Team, like the LCS Icons these where unlockable for 250 with a percentage of the money going directly to the team.
|Icon||Team Name||Icon||Team Name|
|Alienware Arena||Incredible Miracle|
|Xenics Storm||KT Rolster Arrows|
|Jin Air Greenwings||Samsung Galaxy Ozone|
|NaJin White Shield||CJ Entus|
|Team NB||SK Telecom T1|
Harrowing 2012 - These five Sinister Summoner Icons were offered with the purchase of RP during the 2012 Harrowing event. The five Summoner Icons were placed into tiers of bought RP and determined which icons you received. If you bought RP from a high tier you also received the icons form the tiers below it (e.i. if you bought RP enough for the tier 3 icon, you would also receive the icons for tiers 1 and 2).
Harrowing 2013 - These five icons are available to unlock during the Harrowing event of 2013 by fulfilling their assorted requirements.
|Tomb Angel||Use a Harrowing ward skin|
|Vilemaw||Venture into the Twisted Treeline|
|Iceborn Keeper||Surprise a friend with a mystery gift|
|Spirit of the Altar||Buy any piece of Harrowing content|
|Morellonomicon||Earn the other four Harrowing icons|
Snowdown Showdown 2012 - These icons were available from December 14th until the end of the Snowdown Showdown on January 6th. A summoner received different icons for doing various holiday gestures, allowing summoners to use the Gifting Center (which was a new feature to the game at the time). These icons display a summoner's holiday spirit and participation during the seasonal event.
|Doran's Wreath||Earn this by completing a merry, five-man premade battle on the Fields of Justice|
|Stocking Blades||If you buy RP as a gift for a friend, we’ll stuff your stocking with blades|
|Trimmed Turret||Buy a champion as a gift for a friend this holiday and you can hug this turret|
|Reindeer Urf||This red-nosed manatee will pilot your sleigh if you buy a skin as a gift for a friend this Snowdown|
|Holiday Nashor||You’ll get this icon for staying off Bad Santa Veigar’s naughty list, and spreading holiday cheer this Snowdown Showdown. This icon was given to Summers who showed sportsmanlike behavior during the 2012 Christmas Event.|
|Holiday Shopkeeper||The most spirited participants in the holiday icon festivities this Snowdown will unlock this bonus icon after the holiday. It is assumed that you need to unlock at least 4 of the previous icons to receive this icon.|
Snowdown Showdown 2013 - These icons are going to be available from December 19th until the end of the Snowdown Showdown on January 2nd. A summoner received different icons for doing various holiday gestures. These icons display a summoner's holiday spirit and participation during the seasonal event.
|Giftwrapped Poro||To earn the Giftwrapped Poro icon, you must win three matchmade games on Howling Abyss. Meaning, you must enter a queue (NOT a custom game), and win three games. For example, you can enter the Showdown queue or the ARAM queue, but you can’t create your own game on Howling Abyss and have it count towards your three wins.|
|Bad Gingerbread Veigar||To earn this icon, you must win a matchmade game as a premade team during the Snowdown event. For example, you’ll earn the icon if you and four friends queue up in Ranked 5s to do battle and emerge victorious, or if you queue up with a buddy and claim victory in a normal game. The key here is that the games must be matchmade against other players (so Co-op vs AI does not count).|
|Slay Belle Surprise||Wear a Snowdown skin during the event. Any former skin or any of the three new skins will work. Skins from other holidays, like Kitty Kat Katarina, would not.|
|Santa Gragas Cookie||You’ll earn this icon by sending any gift during Snowdown using the gifting (including Mystery Gifting) feature in the store.|
|Snow Teemo||When you unlock all four of the other icons, you’ll earn the Snow Teemo icon. Please be aware it may take up to three days after unlocking the fourth icon for Snow Teemo to show up.|
Lunar Revel 2013 - These icons were available from February 8th until the end of the event on February 25th. Similar to 2012 Snowdown Showdown, a summoner obtained these icons by performing certain actions in celebration of the Asian Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake.
|Red Envelope||Purchase RP as a gift|
|Glowing Lantern||Purchase any champion or skin as a gift|
|Lunar Revel Urf||Purchase a 2013 Lunar Revel Skin as a gift|
|Snake Scroll||Play in a 5v5 premade game|
|Lunar Revel Shopkeeper||Earn the other four Lunar Revel Icons|
Lunar Revel 2014
|Year of the Horse||Win a matchmade game.|
|Icon of the Lunar Goddess||On Twisted Treeline and/or Dominion: Play a matchmade game with at least one friend and finish two games.|
|Icon of the Dragonblade||On Howling Abyss: Play a matchmade game with at least one friend and finish two games.|
|Icon of the Warring Kingdoms||On Summoner's Rift: Play a matchmade game with at least one friend and finish two games.|
Special or Temporary Icons
During the Season 2 World Championship Final, Riot showed a Code (521337) on the Stream to Unlock a Summoner Icon inspired by the Championship Riven Skin. Summoners had 24 hours to redeem this code.
The Icon consist of a Black-Blue Sword (Riven's Sword) on a Blue Background. In front of it you could see the Roman Number II, representing Season 2.
All Attendees to the Season 2 World Championship obtained this Icon automatically.
|Season 2 World Championship||Redeem the Code showed on the Stream of the Season 2 World Championship Final before the 24 hours time-limit.|
Also during the Season 2 World Championship all Summoners receive temporary Icons to show their support for their favorite Team. They were only temporary and were removed later.
|Icon||Team Name||Icon||Team Name|
|Team SoloMid||CLG NA|
|Team Dignitas||CLG EU|
|SK Gaming||Moscow Five|
|Taipei Assassins||Azubu Frost|
|Team WE||NaJin Black Sword|
|Invictus Gaming||Saigon Jokers|
During the Season 3 World Championship all Summoners receive temporary Icons to show their support for their favorite Team. They were only temporary and were removed on the Patch 3.13 (October 29th)
|Icon||Team Name||Icon||Team Name|
|Vulcun TechBargains||SK Telecom T1|
|Gama Bears||Royal Club|
|Lemondogs||NaJin Black Sword|
|Team Mineski||TSM Snapdragon|
|Gambit BenQ||Cloud 9 HyperX|
This icon is given to any Summoner that have a Limited Edition Skin when they were first released, any Skin from the Harrowing 2010-2011, Snowdown Showdown 2009-2010, Winter Games 2010 or World Cup 2010 counts for this icon. Only who already have them will obtain this Icon.
|Vintage||Have a Limited Edition Skin from the Harrowing 2010-2011, Snowdown Showdown 2009-2010, Winter Games 2010 or World Cup 2010 when they were first released.|
These icons are present in the game files but are not currently in use by the official client. However for servers hosted by Garena (South East Asia, Philippines, Taiwan) possesses these icons to be used for the Garena's avatar.
Also they can be used on the China's Client along with the World Elite Icon.
No further information regarding these customized icons' availability as of now within the League client.
There are a total of 129 different icons in total, a one summoner can obtain a maximum of 102 until the date.
Type of Icons
Ultimate Skins Icons
Season 1 Icons
Season 2 Icons
Season 3 Icons
LCS 2013 Icons
Gamescom 2013 Icons
Korean Pro 2014 Icons
Snowdown Showdown Icons
Lunar Revel Icons
Season 2 World Championship Icon
- ↑ Hippalus spotted on reddit (May)
- ↑ Hippalus on promised rewards for lifetime RP purchases (June)
- ↑ Wizarcrab on any word on the lifetime RP rewards (July)
- ↑ Earn Sinister Summoner Icons with RP Purchases
- ↑ Snowdown Showdown is Here
- ↑ Lunar Revel 2013 Official Site
- ↑ \League of Legends\RADS\projects\lol_air_client\releases\0.0.1.59\deploy\assets\imagePacks\ImagePack_buddyIcons.swf