In-Depth Explanation of The Honor System

Honor Crest
Gold is the colour of honor and money in LoL. Coincidence? | © Riot Games

When it comes to toxicity in games, League of Legends has a community that is always at the top of the list. But not all is bad in the community. Some players are even honorable.

League of Legends does not always involve you playing with a toxic team, especially when you rank. You can find enough players who are able to choose between the two. Riot Games will set up a rewards system This encourages positive behavior and makes for a better in-game experience.

What is the LoL Honor System?

As we said previously, the Honor system found in League of Legends is one that encourages players for their good behavior, by Players can choose which team is most honorable in each match.

When Was Honor Added to LoL?

In the early days of the Internet, this was the beginning of the so-called the Golden Era of League of Legends, Riot Games has added the Honor System. This Honor System was added by Riot Games. This feature was added in 2012 You were able to honor all of your players in a single match.

That means that you could honor enemies and allies alike if they proved to be honorable on the Fields of Justice, Summoner’s Rift was once called that.

However, season 7 will be more precise. Riot Games changed the Honor System to what we know today in patch 7.13To make it more compatible with LEague for Legends’ modern standards, it allows you only to honor your allies. This was definitely a foreshadowing.

How Does Honor Work in LoL?

The Honor System in League of Legends is quite simple. Each match ends with a decision. You can choose one player to be honored, from one of three options.

Honor Option Significance Description
Gg <3 Friendly team player This Honor OPtion goes to players who you feel most comfortable with. These players are the ones who inspire camaraderie among your team.
Great shotcalling Leadership, strategy This Honor Option is for those who won the game by their teammates’ calls about when to take Neutral objectives, push or warn of possible jungle ganks.
Stayed Cool Tiltproof, Chill This honor Option is reserved to those who do not allow setbacks, toxic teammates, or lane camping to get to them. They are the foundation of strong League of Legends mentality.

The lobby after-game Here you can see if any honors were bestowed upon youWhich type of player they were. In addition, the players with the most honors on one team will be highlighted to both teams, as an example of a good League of Legends player, in more ways than just pure skill.

Riot Games introduced patch 12.14 that allows you to see the names of the people who honored your after the game. This can cause problems with some friendships.

What Does Honor Progression Mean in LoL?

League of Legends matches are more than a good feeling. As you collect honors from other teammates, you move up in honor levels. You can get a variety of rewards from Hextech chests to skins!

Honor Level 5
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Every season, the Honor of players is reset. Players will then start at level 2. The goal is to get to Honor Level 5. This is not an easy feat, since each Honor Level requires three checks to pass.

How to See LoL Honor Progression

Honor Progression can be a part of your League of Legends account just as much as your rank. This means that On your profile screen, your Honor Level is displayed. just beside your League of Legends rank.

You will not be able to see the Honor Levels of other players on their profiles. Playing a game together is the best way to see their Honor flair displayed on the loading screen.

What Rewards Does Honor Give in LoL?

As we have already stated, the League of Legends Honor System is meant to incentivize good behavior. There are no rewards for doing something that is not possible. in League of legends, every Honor Level achieved brings its own rewards to the table.

Honor Level Level Up Reward Checkpoint Rewards
Niveau 0 There are no rewards There are no rewards
Level 1 One Hextech Key There are no rewards
Level 2 One key Two key fragments
Level 3 Level 3 Capsule contains:

  • Three Key Fragments
  • One Ward Skin
  • 300 Blue Essence, or a Champion Shard of a higher value
Level 3 Orb containing

  • Two key fragments
  • 150 Blue Essence and a Champion Shard with a higher price
Level 4 Level 4 Capsule contains:

  • Four Key Fragments
  • One emote
  • 630 Blue Essence, or a champion shard of higher value
Level 4 Orbs containing:

  • Two key fragments
  • 200 Blue Essence, or a Champion Shard of a higher value
Level 5

Level 5 Capsule containing :

  • Five key fragments
  • 960 Blue Essence, or a Champion Shard with a higher value
  • Twitch Champion Permanent
  • Warwick Champion Permanent
  • Honor 5 Token, which can be redeemed at Honor 5 Token Store
  • Random emote, or ward skin
Level 5 Orb contains:

  • Three Key Fragments
  • 250 Blue Essence and a Champion Shard with a higher price

Honor Level 5 does not have any checkpoints. Instead, it is similar to the Challenger rank. You have reached the highest level of achievement upon reaching it. You will also receive loot rewards. Honor Level 5 players have an exclusive recall No matter what champion they choose, they will play League of Legends.

Honor Level 4 Orb
The Void has destroyed the color purple for my (c) Riot Games| © Riot Games

Per the information currently available, Riot seem to be working on More exclusive content should be released at the end 2022 in order to start the 2023 season. One of these rewards is an exclusive Skin, but no information is available on the skin nor the champion.

What is the Honor Level 5 Token Shop Used For in LoL?

Upon achieving Honor Level 5 in League of Legends, players receive a token for their efforts. This token can then be used to purchase skins and skin chromas from the Honor 5 Token Store.

These skins are:

  • Grey Warwick
  • Medieval Twitch

These skins are not available for purchase by RP. They used to be rewards for referring a friend to League of Legends, back when the game needed that type of system to attract players, and Riot have repurposed them as another incentive instead.

Grey Warwick
(c) Riot Games| © Riot Games

League of Legends now has a new skin line called Three Honors. Three Honors Malzahar will be the first to enter and will be presented to honorable Rift players.

The Three Honors skin line is replacing the new chromas for the Medieval Twitch and Grey Warwick skins, that Riot add each year for players to choose from when they reach Honor 5.

Three Honors Malzahar
Perhaps an honor skin for toxic champions like a Draven skin would be a better option? (c) Riot Games | © Riot Games

Can You Lose Honor in LoL?

That question can be answered in two ways. In short, League of Legends players can lose their Honor Levels for bad behavior. However, talking in more detail,  before that happens, depending on the severity of the infraction, Riot are more likely to first implement some other punishment.

  • Bad behavior is not a reason to restrict chats – it temporarily slows down the experience.
  • Chat restriction: Reduce to level 1, or 0. If you’re already at 1.
  • 14-day ban – Demote to Level 0

These punishments also restrict the ability to gain Mastery Chests and Key Fragments, which is a blow for players looking o update their collection of kins, for free. TRiot must approve players to restart their Honor journey.They will do so on a case by case basis if they feel they have been reformed.

Author: Eric Pomeroy
Passionate about Valorant, I started playing CSGO but switched to valorant looking at the characters and the play style. I own this website and have written the content myself.