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League recently brought honor into play. You can be awarded honor for several different reasons after playing a game. What is the significance of my honor total?

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According to this site and the Honor FAQ which I got most of my information from.

There are four types of honor:

  • Helpful - There are those summoners who have the know-how to help you step up your game and are always willing to share. If one of your teammates makes you feel like you’re attending a master class on League of Legends, be sure to recognize him for being a helpful teammate.

  • Friendly - Ever meet one of those summoners who – win or lose – is just a pleasure to play with? This acknowledgement goes out to those unsung heroes of the Fields of Justice whose friendly demeanor keeps everyone having a good time even when the chips are down.

  • Teamwork - Some players really put the needs of the team over their personal interests. These players lead the way on the Fields of Justice, support struggling teammates, and are always the first to step up and select a role the team needs. This acknowledgement is for all those players who understand that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

  • Honorable Opponent - Sometimes you run into an opponent who is humble in victory and graceful in defeat. Be sure to acknowledge those adversaries who embody the spirit of sportsmanship as Honorable Opponents.

You currently get some profile indicators, as well as other bonuses.

The profile indicator: (Icons left to right are: Friendly , Helpful , Teamwork , Honorable Opponent)

profile indicator

First bonus for getting that you are a great teammate is this during champion select:

Great Teammate

Same thing but for being an honorable opponent

honorable opponent

These also show up during the loading screen

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The popup once you are alerted that you have received one of these alerts

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Right now the exact amount of times you need to be honored is unknown. This is more then likely due to the honor votes being weighted in the background. Someone who honors just their friends votes count less then random people you play in matchmaking.

Right now the only way to loose honor is if you are reported to the Tribunal and found guilty of of a infraction. This resets all your honor to zero.

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I hope they can eventually leverage the honor system to match up players of equal honor. I'd rather play with friendly and cooperative teammates than your average arse, even if it means losing a few more games. –  Sadly Not Oct 5 '12 at 18:52
    
@toNyldaS: Cue sock puppets who 'honor' griefers so they can gatecrash ur little honorable party ... –  Alok Oct 5 '12 at 23:03
    
Adding on to everyone else, I found that the maybe required amount of honor for the first "badge" is about 15. The badge cannot be seen by the player (or maybe that is just me) but can be seen by the opponents and your teammates. Or I really can't see the badge. Does anyone know a way to find it? –  user34165 Oct 8 '12 at 9:16
    
@Alok ideally they wouldn't last as being punished by the tribunal removes your honor –  Halfwarr Oct 8 '12 at 14:46
    
@toNyldaS People with honor constitute at best 4% of the population. They'd be a small group, and queue times would be much longer. I like to think of them as model players, rather than the average player. These are the people who go out of their way to make sure you have a good game. –  Dante Oct 31 '12 at 4:46
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Right now, all it does is display on your profile indicators about how your fellow players and your opponents see you. Do they find you friendly? Helpful? A good teammate? Until Riot Games is sure that the honor system is working as intended, they won't make it good for anything, but when their FAQ is up it says that they are considering options for giving players bonuses for high honor in the future.

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It also appears in the character selection screen for that player. I was playing some games last nite in ranked and saw some people with an icon next to their name with a tooltip telling me that they were recognized by the community as honorable opponents. –  Halfwarr Oct 5 '12 at 13:08
    
@halfwarr thats interesting, ive never seen this. I wonder how much honor you have to have for it to show –  Ender Oct 5 '12 at 13:22
    
@ender added more information about in my own post –  Halfwarr Oct 5 '12 at 13:51
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