Diablo III Banner Customization Guide

There isn’t much personalization in Diablo III, but your character can display customizable banner on the menu screen and in-game. Since the banner interface is unwieldy when it comes to matching up locked designs with achievements (it tells you the name of the achievement needed to unlock any design, but doesn’t link you to it or give any other information), this guide covers the information behind all banner shapes, patterns, sigils, and accents. It presents each row of banner shapes, patterns, sigils, and accents as they appear in-game, with a description of all the achievements required.

There are patterns among the types of achievements and rewards: kills on certain difficulties reward specific augmentations, as explained below. Worth noting is that among Co-op kills, only Inferno ones have banner rewards, and among Hardcore boss achievements, only Normal kills have rewards.

Overview:

There are six ways to customize a banner. Shapes, Pattern, Sigil, Accents are covered in detail below. The Sigil can be placed in one of 12 arrangements, in different sizes or repeated on the banner. As for dyes, there are three types: for the banner, pattern, and sigil. The banner and pattern can be two-toned–but you will only select the main color. The accent will be a shade of the chosen color.

Banner Shapes:

Killing bosses on Normal difficulty, completing all quests per act, and doing some crafting achievements will yield banner shapes as rewards.

Default: Bold, Sage, Noble, Classic.

Rugged: Default
Artisinal: Basic Gemology: Teach the Jeweler a design. Category: Crafting / Jeweler
Stately: A Question of Lust: Kill Cydaea on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign /Act III
Kurastian: The Coven Overthrown: Kill Maghda on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.

Rich: Flawless Gemology. Category: Crafting / Jeweler
Resplendent: Level 60. Category: Classes
Stalwart: Making a Breakthrough. Kill the Siegebreaker Assault Beast on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
Immortal: Level 10 (Hardcore) Category: Hardcore

Grim: Murderer. Torturer. Monster.: Kill Zoltun Kulle on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Chained: Butchered!: Kill the Butcher on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
Thorned: Death Metalworking: Teach the Blacksmith 100 recipes. Category: Crafting / Blacksmith.
Tribal: The Ravening Beast: Kill Ghom on Normal difficulty. Category Campaign / Act III.

Archer: The Black Soulstone: Complete all quests in Act II. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Holy: The Mad King’s End: Kill the Skeleton King on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
Druidic: Mind on the Metal: Teach the Blacksmith a recipe. Category: Crafting / Blacksmith.
Triumphant: Angels’ Bane: Kill Rakanoth on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.

Ascending: Victory and Sacrifice: Complete all quests in Act IV. Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Liberated: The Lord of Lies: Kill Belial on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Angelic: Spare Change: Pick up 50,000 gold. Category: General.
Fiery: The Lord of Sin: Kill Azmodan on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

Knightly: The Wages of Sin: Complete all quests in Act III.
Diabolical: The Prime Evil: Kill Diablo on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV
Horadric: The Last of the Horadrim: Complete all quests in Act I. Category: Campaign / Act I

Banner Patterns:

Killing bosses on Hell difficulty and various elites yield most banner patterns.

Default: Plain, Checkered, Diagonal Check, Quarters.
Hourglass, Horizontal Stripes, Left Slant, Right Slant.

Default: Right Shade, Left Shade, Diagonal Cross.
Diamond Hourglass: The Mad King’s End (Hell): Kill the Skeleton King on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.

Argyle: The Lord of Sin (Hell): Kill Azmodan on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
Crossed: The Lord of Lies (Hell): Kill Belial on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Rectangular Check: Not So Tough Now: Kill 50 champions of the following types. Category: Challenges.
Right Stripe: Rarely There: Equip a rare (yellow) item. Category: General / Exploration.

Left Stripe: Level 20 (Hardcore): Reach level 20 in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore.
X: Steeling with Feeling: Level up the Blacksmith. Category: Crafting / Blacksmith.
Flames: Butchered! (Hell): Kill the Butcher on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
Small Hearts: The Coven Overthrown (Hell): Kill Maghda on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.

Large Hearts: A Question of Lust (Hell): Kill Cydaea on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
Low Waves: Making a Breakthrough (Hell): Kill the Siegebreaker Assault Beast on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
Full Waves: Made to Order: Craft 5 items. Category: Crafting.
Large Waves: Murderer. Torturer. Monster. (Hell): Kill Zoltun Kulle on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

Dark Lightning: The Ravening Beast (Hell): Kill Ghom on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
Bright Lightning: Rarin’ to Go: Kill 50 rare enemies of the following types. Category: Challenges.
Large Lightning: Legends of the Brawl: Equip a legendary (orange) item. Category: General / Exploration.
Target: Angels’ Bane (Hell): Kill Rakanoth on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.

Inverted Target: Default
Dark Cracks: The Prime Evil (Hell): Kill Diablo on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Light Cracks: Elitist Bubble: Kill 1500 elite (champion, rare, or unique) enemies. Category: Challenges.
Spider Web: The Elitist: Kill 500 elite (champion, rare, or unique) enemies. Category: Challenges.

Large Runes: Staying Gold: Pick up 1,000,000 gold. Category: General.
Small Runes: Bless You: Get the following benefits from shrines. (Desecrated Enlightened Shrine, Desecrated Fortune Shrine, Blessed Desecrated Shrine, Desecrated Frenzied Shrine.) Category: General / Exploration.
Light Bleed: Rainbow Connection: Use the following dyes. Category: General / Exploration.
Dark Bleed: The Comfort of Strangers: Recruit the Templar, Scoundrel, and Enchantress. Category: General.

Square Diamonds: Just Like New: Unsocket an item. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.
Diamonds: In the Loupe: Level up the Jeweler. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.
Bejeweled: Bejeweled: Combine gems. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.
Chevron: Level 40. Category: Classes.

Stars: In the Land of Killer Unicorns: Find the hidden level. Category: Feat of Strength.

Sigil:

In addition to many default sigils, killing bosses on Inferno difficulty (both single-player and co-op) and completing Act IV yields sigils.

Default:
Bear, Bear Claw, Chicken, Moon Raven
Dragon, Ferrets, Fish, Flame
Fleur-de-lis, Fly, Gauntlet & Arrows, Hydra Head
Lily, Lion, Ram’s Head, Scarab

Default:
Scorpion, Sea Serpent, Rib Cage, Vipers
Spiders, Swan, Toad, Tree

Double-Headed Hawk: Default
Despair: Angels’ Bane: Kill Rakanoth on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Grandmaster Hunter: Grandmaster Hunter: Complete Act IV with a Demon Hunter on Inferno difficulty. Category: Classes / Demon Hunter.
Diablo: The Prime Evil (Inferno): Kill Diablo on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.

Dark Rider: Level 40 (Hardcore): Reach level 40 in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore.
Pentagram: The Lord of Lies (Cooperative Inferno): Kill Belial on Inferno difficulty in a cooperative game. Category: Cooperative / Act II.
Death: Keep it Rare: Kill 10 rare enemies of the following types (see comments). Category: Challenges.
Cydaea: A Question of Lust (Inferno): Kill Cydaea on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

Gryphon: Butchered! (Cooperative Inferno): Kill the Butcher on Inferno difficulty in a cooperative game. Category: Cooperative / Act I.
Swords & Shield: An Impenetrable Defense: Block 5 attacks in a row. Category: Classes / Barbarian.
The Skeleton King: The Mad King’s End (Inferno): Kill the Skeleton King on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
Greedy Pig: Default.

Eye of Anu: The Prime Evil (Cooperative Inferno): Kill Diablo on Inferno difficulty in a cooperative game. Category: Cooperative / Act IV.
Azmodan: The Lord of Sin (Inferno): Kill Azmodan on Inferno difficulty.
Lord of Hell: The Lord of Sin (Cooperative Inferno): Kill Azmodan on Inferno difficulty in a cooperative game. Category: Cooperative / Act III.
Bat: Beastmaster of Tristram: Read the following Bestiary lore books in Act I (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act I.

Beast Monster: Smash! Jay, Smash!: Kill the unburied Jay Wilson. Category: Feat of Strength.
Beetle: Lord of the Flies: Kill Maghda without getting hit by her insect attack. Category: Challenges / Act II.
Belial: The Lord of Lies (Inferno): Kill Belial on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Chakram: Default.

Trophy Skull: Among the Elite: Kill 200 elite (champion, rare, or unique) enemies. Category: Challenges.
Hellspawn: Level 10. Category: Classes.
Minion of Hatred: Level 30. Category: Classes.
Elk: Beastmaster of Caldeum: Read the following Bestiary lore books in Act II (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act II.

Leoric’s Crown: Instant Karma: Have the Skeleton King kill 15 of his own Forgotten skeletons before killing him. Category: Challenges / Act I.
Wolf: In a Hurry?: Complete the speed run challenge achievements listed below (clear each act in less than an hour). Category: Challenges.
Butcher’s Cleaver: Butchered! (Inferno!): Kill the Butcher on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
Clover: Golden Packs: Kill 20 Treasure Goblins. Category: Challenges.

Crafty: Perfect as Tears: Craft a maximum level gem. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.
A Little Bird: Dirty Little Secrets: Complete the follower conversation achievements listed below (Templar: For the Order, Scoundrel: To Catch a Thief, Enchantress: Secret of the Ages). Category: General / Conversations.
Demonspawn: Level 50. Category: Classes.
Hell Steed: Trophy Hunting: Kill each type of rare enemy in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore.

Ballista: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: Explore the following dungeons in Act III (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act III.
Fallen Lunatic: Sheer Lunacy: Kill 100 Fallen Lunatics before they can explode. Category: Challenges.
Fist of the Gods: Ambuscade from Seven Sides: Hit 7 enemies with one Seven-Sided Strike. Category: Classes / Monk.
By the Horns: Punch Diablo: Punch Diablo. Category: Challenges.

Khazra Shaman: Elitist Few: Kill 20,000 elite (champion, rare, or unique) enemies. Category: Challenges.
Golden Touch: Deep Pockets: Pick up 500,000 gold. Category: General.
Hare: Beastmaster of Arreat: Read the following Bestiary lore books in Act III (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act III.
Anvil: A Life with Meaning: Raise the Blacksmith to level 10. Category: Crafting / Blacksmith.

Wanderer: Such Great Heights: Explore the following dungeons in Act IV (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Skeletal Charger: Never Seen that Before: Kill one of the following unique enemies. Category: Challenges.
Khalim’s Will: The Garbage Disposal: Complete the crafting achievements listed below (One Hero’s Trash, One Warrior’s Trash, Too Good To Toss, Resource Management). Category: Crafting.
Maghda: The Coven Overthrown (Inferno): Kill Maghda on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.

Maiden of Lust: Naked Lust: Defeat Cydaea without any items equipped on Hell difficulty or higher. Category: Challenges.
Meditation: Shut Up and Take My Money!: Buy each type of item from merchants (aim for white-quality items to save gold, spirit stone is most rare). Category: General / Exploration.
Rune of Ivgorod: Grandmaster: Complete Act IV with a Monk on Inferno difficulty. Category: Classes / Monk.
Tome: Swing That Bloody Hammer!: Craft items that have each of the following 15 properties. Category: Crafting / Blacksmith.

Orb: I Must Be Going: Use Teleport while at less than 5 percent of your maximum Life. Category: Classes / Wizard.
Owl: Beastmaster of the High Heavens: Read the following Bestiary lore books in Act IV (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Boar’s Head: Crop Dusting: Kill Ghom without getting hit by his gas attack. Category: Challenges / Act III.
Deceiver: We Are the Champions: Kill each type of champion in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore.

Scythe: Diabolical: Complete the Diablo challenge achievements listed below (There Can Always Be One, Uncaged, Self Sufficient). Category: Challenges.
Great Shield: Custom-Fit: Craft 100 items. Category: Crafting.
Death’s Head: Not Dead Yet: Resurrect another player in a cooperative game. Category: Cooperative.
Star of Xiansai: Just a Hobby: Raise the Jeweler to level 10. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.

Fallen Star: The Takedown: Kill 10 champions of the following types. Category: Challenges.
Stein: No Stone Unturned: Explore the following dungeons in Act I (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act I.
Summoning Circle: The Art of Conversation: Complete the main character, follower, and artisan conversation achievements listed below. Category: General / Conversations.
Sun: Gardening: Destroy all the corruption in the Gardens of Hope without leaving the game. Category: Challenges / Act IV.

Desert Sun: Nooks and Crannies: Explore the following dungeons in Act II (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act II.
El Druin: Bul-Kathos Reborn: Complete Act IV with a Barbarian on Inferno difficulty. Category: Classes / Barbarian.
Hourglass: A Second to Spare: Escape the Crumbling Vault in under 90 seconds. Category: Challenges.
Siegebreaker: Making a Breakthrough (Inferno): Kill the Siegebreaker Assault Beast on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

Ghost Trance: Shaper of the Unformed Land: Complete Act IV with a Witch Doctor on Inferno difficulty. Category: Classes / Witch Doctor.
Zoltun Kulle: Murderer. Torturer. Monster. (Inferno): Kill Zoltun Kulle on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Unicorn: In the Land of Killer Unicorns: Find the hidden level. Category: Feat of Strength.
Fetish: Puppet Master: Have 7 pets and/or followers at the same time. Category: Classes / Witch Doctor.

Archmage’s Crown: Prophecy Fulfilled: Complete Act IV with a Wizard on Inferno difficulty. Category: Classes / Wizard.
Ghom: The Ravening Beast (Inferno): Kill Ghom on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

Sigil Accents

Killing bosses on Nightmare difficulty and Normal Hardcore, as well as class-specific achievements, tends to yield sigil accent rewards.

Default:
None, Beetles, Tendrils, Butterfly
Crossed Staves, Curls, Gemstone, Teganze
Filigree, Flowers, Horns, Jewel
Leaves, Lion, Locusts, Wingspan

Default: Branches, Wolves
Crossed Axes: The Lord of Lies (Nightmare): Kill Belial on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Crossbones: The Culling of Hell: Kill 1,000 elite (champion, rare, or unique) enemies in cooperative games. Category: Cooperative.

Crossed Maces: One Hero’s Trash…: Salvage each of the following crafting materials. Category: Crafting.
Crossed Pickaxes: Bashanishu: Hurt Bashiok using Rakanishu’s Blade. Category: Challenges>
Crossed Swords: Blowin’ in the Wind: Break 2,000 objects with Whirlwind. Category: Classes / Barbarian.
Lightning Bolts: A Guiding Light: Use the Templar as your follower. Category: General / Exploration.

Tribal: Default.
Soft Wings: Moneybags: Pick up 100,000 gold. Category: General.
Ornamentation: I’ll Be Your Wingman: Let a follower get the killing blow on all of the following enemies. Category: Challenges.
Chain Hooks: Dead Meat (Hardcore): Kill the Butcher on Normal difficulty in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore / Act I.

Dragon: Reign of Terror (Hardcore): Kill Diablo on Normal difficulty in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore / Act IV.
Skeletal Fingers: Default.
Angelic: The Hero’s New Clothes: Defeat all of the following enemies without any items equipped on Hell difficulty or higher. Category: Challenges.
Full Wings: Level 20. Category: Classes.

Fair Winds: Heroes of Circumstance: Join a public cooperative game. Category: Cooperative.
Druidic Knot: Default.
Gems: A Fistful of Gems: Combine each of the following gem types. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.
Troubled Heart: A Question of Lust (Nightmare): Kill Cydaea on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

Crossed Scimitars: Making a Breakthrough (Nightmare): Kill the Siegebreaker Assault Beast on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
Spider: Antivenom. Kill Cydaea without taking damage from her Spiderlings. Category: Challenges / Act III.
Thorns: Elitist Jerks: Kill 5,000 elite (champion, rare, or unique) enemies. Category: Challenges.
Feelers: The Ravening Beast (Nightmare): Kill Ghom on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

Grasping Claws: Wanderer of Arreat: Complete the Act III exploration achievements listed below (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act III.
Flames: The Prime Evil (Nightmare): Kill Diablo on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Gold: The One Percent: Pick up 100,000,000 gold. Category: General.
Hearts: Slice of Life: Use 50 health wells. Category: General / Exploration.

Key: Murderer. Torturer. Monster. (Nightmare): Kill Zoltun Kulle on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Crossed Longswords: No More Lies (Hardcore): Kill Belial on Normal difficulty in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore / Act II.
Scroll: Death’s Cold Embrace: Kill 1,000 frozen enemies. Category: Classes / Wizard.
Star: Greed over Need: Kill 100 Treasure Goblins. Category: Challenges.

Water: Me, Myself & Eirena: Use the Enchantress as your follower. Category: General / Exploration.
Arrows: Death Trap: Kill 15 monsters in 5 seconds using Spike Traps. Category: Classes / Demon Hunter.
Bar: Cursed Captives: Free 6 prisoners in 120 seconds in the Cursed Hold. Category: Challenges / Act I.
Scarabs: The Coven Overthrown (Nightmare): Kill Maghda on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign: Act II.

Bow: Wheel of Misfortune: Experience all the possibilities of the Ancient Device in the Desolate Sands. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Torches: Got Out: Escape the Crumbling Vault before it collapses. Category: Challenges.
Crossed Cleavers: Butchered! (Nightmare): Kill the Butcher on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
Kingly Crown: The Mad King’s End (Nightmare): Kill the Skeleton King on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.

Imperial Crown: Level 30 (Hardcore). Category: Hardcore.
Chalice: All That Glitters: Pick up 5,000,000 gold. Category: General.
Heart & Daggers: Default.
Elegant Flourish: Wanderer of Tristram: Complete the Act I exploration achievements listed below. Category: Campaign / Act I.

Sylvan Flourish: Attacking the Darkness: Kill 20 Shadow Vermin, Gloom Wraiths, or Shade Stalkers at once. Category: Challenges.
Floral Flourish: Imp Slapped: Knockback 5 imps at one time. Category: Challenges.
Skull & Banners: Savior of the Fallen: Resurrect other players 50 times in cooperative games. Category: Cooperative.
Double Blade: The Lord of Sin (Nightmare): Kill Azmodan on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

Flower Banner: Made it Work: Equip your head, shoulders, torso, legs, feet, and hands slots with items dyed in all different colors. Category: General / Exploration.
Gauntlets: No Man Left Behind: Keep all soldiers alive while raising the catapults on the Stonefort. Category: Challenges / Act III.
Crossed Halberds: He Thought He Was So Clever (Hardcore): Kill Azmodan on Normal difficulty in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore / Act III.
Knight’s Helmets: Armed to the Teeth: Equip all Inventory slots with items that have a minimum required level of 25 or higher. Category: General.

Champion’s Helmets: Kulle Duel: Kill Zoltun Kulle without killing either of his Eternal Guardians. Category: Challenges / Act II.
Helm & Arms: The Exalted Few: Complete the artisan level achievements listed below (A Life With Meaning, Just a Hobby). Category: Crafting.
Demon Horns: Angels’ Bane (Nightmare): Kill Rakanoth on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Horses: Wanderer of Caldeum: Complete the Act II exploration achievements listed below (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act II.

Pipe: Wanderer of the High Heavens: Complete the Act IV exploration achievements listed below (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Potion: Born to Dye: Dye an item. Category: General / Exploration.
Quivers: Stolen Moments: Use the Scoundrel as your follower. Category: General / Exploration.
Crossed Rapiers: Cut Off the Head: Kill Headcleaver before killing any of the Royal Henchmen who arrive with him in Leoric’s Passage. Category: Challenges / Act I.

Winged Shield: Return to the Light: Release 25 Impaled Angels. Category: Challenges / Act IV.
Winged Chalice: Short Reign: Kill the Skeleton King in under 20 seconds. Category: Challenges / Act I.
Barbarian Blades: To the Victor Go the Spoils: Complete Act IV with a Barbarian on Normal difficulty. Category: Classes / Barbarian.
Demon Hunter’s Crest: I Am Vengeance: Complete Act IV with a Demon Hunter on Normal difficulty. Category: Classes / Demon Hunter.

Monk’s Maces: Restoring Balance: Complete Act IV with a Monk on Normal difficulty. Category: Classes / Monk.
Witch Doctor’s Weaponry: Spirit Guide: Complete Act IV with a Witch Doctor on Normal difficulty. Category: Classes / Witch Doctor.
Wizard’s Wands: Live to Fight Again: Complete Act IV with a Wizard on Normal difficulty. Category: Classes / Wizard.

Feats of Strength

Details related to Feats of Strength are invisible on the banner selection screen, unless you have already unlocked them. The d3db links will have linked images under “Achievement Information.”

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