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
ArtisinalBasic Gemology: Teach the Jeweler a design. Category: Crafting / Jeweler
StatelyA Question of Lust: Kill Cydaea on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign /Act III
KurastianThe Coven Overthrown: Kill Maghda on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.

RichFlawless Gemology. Category: Crafting / Jeweler
ResplendentLevel 60. Category: Classes
StalwartMaking a Breakthrough. Kill the Siegebreaker Assault Beast on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
ImmortalLevel 10 (Hardcore) Category: Hardcore

GrimMurderer. Torturer. Monster.: Kill Zoltun Kulle on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
ChainedButchered!: Kill the Butcher on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
ThornedDeath Metalworking: Teach the Blacksmith 100 recipes. Category: Crafting / Blacksmith.
TribalThe Ravening Beast: Kill Ghom on Normal difficulty. Category Campaign / Act III.

ArcherThe Black Soulstone: Complete all quests in Act II. Category: Campaign / Act II.
HolyThe Mad King’s End: Kill the Skeleton King on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
DruidicMind on the Metal: Teach the Blacksmith a recipe. Category: Crafting / Blacksmith.
TriumphantAngels’ Bane: Kill Rakanoth on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.

AscendingVictory and Sacrifice: Complete all quests in Act IV. Category: Campaign / Act IV.
LiberatedThe Lord of Lies: Kill Belial on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
AngelicSpare Change: Pick up 50,000 gold. Category: General.
FieryThe Lord of Sin: Kill Azmodan on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

KnightlyThe Wages of Sin: Complete all quests in Act III.
DiabolicalThe Prime Evil: Kill Diablo on Normal difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV
HoradricThe 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 HourglassThe Mad King’s End (Hell): Kill the Skeleton King on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.

ArgyleThe Lord of Sin (Hell): Kill Azmodan on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
CrossedThe Lord of Lies (Hell): Kill Belial on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Rectangular CheckNot So Tough Now: Kill 50 champions of the following types. Category: Challenges.
Right StripeRarely There: Equip a rare (yellow) item. Category: General / Exploration.

Left StripeLevel 20 (Hardcore): Reach level 20 in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore.
XSteeling with Feeling: Level up the Blacksmith. Category: Crafting / Blacksmith.
FlamesButchered! (Hell): Kill the Butcher on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
Small HeartsThe Coven Overthrown (Hell): Kill Maghda on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.

Large HeartsA Question of Lust (Hell): Kill Cydaea on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
Low WavesMaking a Breakthrough (Hell): Kill the Siegebreaker Assault Beast on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
Full WavesMade to Order: Craft 5 items. Category: Crafting.
Large WavesMurderer. Torturer. Monster. (Hell): Kill Zoltun Kulle on Hell difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

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

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

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

Square DiamondsJust Like New: Unsocket an item. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.
DiamondsIn the Loupe: Level up the Jeweler. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.
BejeweledBejeweled: Combine gems. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.
ChevronLevel 40. Category: Classes.

StarsIn 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
DespairAngels’ Bane: Kill Rakanoth on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Grandmaster HunterGrandmaster Hunter: Complete Act IV with a Demon Hunter on Inferno difficulty. Category: Classes / Demon Hunter.
DiabloThe Prime Evil (Inferno): Kill Diablo on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.

Dark RiderLevel 40 (Hardcore): Reach level 40 in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore.
PentagramThe Lord of Lies (Cooperative Inferno): Kill Belial on Inferno difficulty in a cooperative game. Category: Cooperative / Act II.
DeathKeep it Rare: Kill 10 rare enemies of the following types (see comments). Category: Challenges.
CydaeaA Question of Lust (Inferno): Kill Cydaea on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

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

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

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

Trophy SkullAmong the Elite: Kill 200 elite (champion, rare, or unique) enemies. Category: Challenges.
HellspawnLevel 10. Category: Classes.
Minion of HatredLevel 30. Category: Classes.
ElkBeastmaster of Caldeum: Read the following Bestiary lore books in Act II (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act II.

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

CraftyPerfect as Tears: Craft a maximum level gem. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.
A Little BirdDirty 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.
DemonspawnLevel 50. Category: Classes.
Hell SteedTrophy Hunting: Kill each type of rare enemy in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore.

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

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

WandererSuch Great Heights: Explore the following dungeons in Act IV (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act IV.
Skeletal ChargerNever Seen that Before: Kill one of the following unique enemies. Category: Challenges.
Khalim’s WillThe Garbage Disposal: Complete the crafting achievements listed below (One Hero’s TrashOne Warrior’s TrashToo Good To TossResource Management). Category: Crafting.
MaghdaThe Coven Overthrown (Inferno): Kill Maghda on Inferno difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.

Maiden of LustNaked Lust: Defeat Cydaea without any items equipped on Hell difficulty or higher. Category: Challenges.
MeditationShut 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 IvgorodGrandmaster: Complete Act IV with a Monk on Inferno difficulty. Category: Classes / Monk.
TomeSwing That Bloody Hammer!: Craft items that have each of the following 15 properties. Category: Crafting / Blacksmith.

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

ScytheDiabolical: Complete the Diablo challenge achievements listed below (There Can Always Be OneUncagedSelf Sufficient). Category: Challenges.
Great ShieldCustom-Fit: Craft 100 items. Category: Crafting.
Death’s HeadNot Dead Yet: Resurrect another player in a cooperative game. Category: Cooperative.
Star of XiansaiJust a Hobby: Raise the Jeweler to level 10. Category: Crafting / Jeweler.

Fallen StarThe Takedown: Kill 10 champions of the following types. Category: Challenges.
SteinNo Stone Unturned: Explore the following dungeons in Act I (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act I.
Summoning CircleThe Art of Conversation: Complete the main character, follower, and artisan conversation achievements listed below. Category: General / Conversations.
SunGardening: Destroy all the corruption in the Gardens of Hope without leaving the game. Category: Challenges / Act IV.

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

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

Archmage’s CrownProphecy Fulfilled: Complete Act IV with a Wizard on Inferno difficulty. Category: Classes / Wizard.
GhomThe 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 AxesThe Lord of Lies (Nightmare): Kill Belial on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
CrossbonesThe Culling of Hell: Kill 1,000 elite (champion, rare, or unique) enemies in cooperative games. Category: Cooperative.

Crossed MacesOne Hero’s Trash…: Salvage each of the following crafting materials. Category: Crafting.
Crossed PickaxesBashanishu: Hurt Bashiok using Rakanishu’s Blade. Category: Challenges>
Crossed SwordsBlowin’ in the Wind: Break 2,000 objects with Whirlwind. Category: Classes / Barbarian.
Lightning BoltsA Guiding Light: Use the Templar as your follower. Category: General / Exploration.

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

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

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

Crossed ScimitarsMaking a Breakthrough (Nightmare): Kill the Siegebreaker Assault Beast on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.
SpiderAntivenom. Kill Cydaea without taking damage from her Spiderlings. Category: Challenges / Act III.
ThornsElitist Jerks: Kill 5,000 elite (champion, rare, or unique) enemies. Category: Challenges.
FeelersThe Ravening Beast (Nightmare): Kill Ghom on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act III.

Grasping ClawsWanderer of Arreat: Complete the Act III exploration achievements listed below (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act III.
FlamesThe Prime Evil (Nightmare): Kill Diablo on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.
GoldThe One Percent: Pick up 100,000,000 gold. Category: General.
HeartsSlice of Life: Use 50 health wells. Category: General / Exploration.

KeyMurderer. Torturer. Monster. (Nightmare): Kill Zoltun Kulle on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act II.
Crossed LongswordsNo More Lies (Hardcore): Kill Belial on Normal difficulty in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore / Act II.
ScrollDeath’s Cold Embrace: Kill 1,000 frozen enemies. Category: Classes / Wizard.
StarGreed over Need: Kill 100 Treasure Goblins. Category: Challenges.

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

BowWheel of Misfortune: Experience all the possibilities of the Ancient Device in the Desolate Sands. Category: Campaign / Act II.
TorchesGot Out: Escape the Crumbling Vault before it collapses. Category: Challenges.
Crossed CleaversButchered! (Nightmare): Kill the Butcher on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.
Kingly CrownThe Mad King’s End (Nightmare): Kill the Skeleton King on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act I.

Imperial CrownLevel 30 (Hardcore). Category: Hardcore.
ChaliceAll That Glitters: Pick up 5,000,000 gold. Category: General.
Heart & Daggers: Default.
Elegant FlourishWanderer of Tristram: Complete the Act I exploration achievements listed below. Category: Campaign / Act I.

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

Flower BannerMade it Work: Equip your head, shoulders, torso, legs, feet, and hands slots with items dyed in all different colors. Category: General / Exploration.
GauntletsNo Man Left Behind: Keep all soldiers alive while raising the catapults on the Stonefort. Category: Challenges / Act III.
Crossed HalberdsHe Thought He Was So Clever (Hardcore): Kill Azmodan on Normal difficulty in Hardcore mode. Category: Hardcore / Act III.
Knight’s HelmetsArmed to the Teeth: Equip all Inventory slots with items that have a minimum required level of 25 or higher. Category: General.

Champion’s HelmetsKulle Duel: Kill Zoltun Kulle without killing either of his Eternal Guardians. Category: Challenges / Act II.
Helm & ArmsThe Exalted Few: Complete the artisan level achievements listed below (A Life With MeaningJust a Hobby). Category: Crafting.
Demon HornsAngels’ Bane (Nightmare): Kill Rakanoth on Nightmare difficulty. Category: Campaign / Act IV.
HorsesWanderer of Caldeum: Complete the Act II exploration achievements listed below (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act II.

PipeWanderer of the High Heavens: Complete the Act IV exploration achievements listed below (see comments). Category: Campaign / Act IV.
PotionBorn to Dye: Dye an item. Category: General / Exploration.
QuiversStolen Moments: Use the Scoundrel as your follower. Category: General / Exploration.
Crossed RapiersCut 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 ShieldReturn to the Light: Release 25 Impaled Angels. Category: Challenges / Act IV.
Winged ChaliceShort Reign: Kill the Skeleton King in under 20 seconds. Category: Challenges / Act I.
Barbarian BladesTo the Victor Go the Spoils: Complete Act IV with a Barbarian on Normal difficulty. Category: Classes / Barbarian.
Demon Hunter’s CrestI 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 WeaponrySpirit Guide: Complete Act IV with a Witch Doctor on Normal difficulty. Category: Classes / Witch Doctor.
Wizard’s WandsLive 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.”