You’re changing your deck a lot and you sometimes forget what cards did you put in or remove last time? Are you tired of keeping track of enemy key cards in the notepad when playing important matches? You don’t like keeping deck statistics in the Excel sheet and manually updating them?
What if those things and much, much more could be managed by a little app? Wouldn’t it make your life so much easier? As it turns out, such an app already exists. It’s called hearthstone Deck Tracker and since I’ve discovered it (it was over year ago), it works perfectly for me.
If you don’t know what is it and you’re interested, read further!
What is it?
Hearthstone Deck Tracker is an app developed since May 2014. It has come a long way since the initial release and the creator – Epix37 – is constantly updating it. The app has a lot of uses and options, I won’t cover all of them and just talk about the more basic ones:
- Tracking the cards you’ve already drawn / are yet in your deck.
- Tracking the cards enemy has played this game.
- Counting the probability that enemy has certain card in his hand or that he’s gonna draw it this turn (depending on whether it’s one-of or he has two copies).
- Showing which card in enemy’s hand is Coin and which card was drawn when. E.g. if there is a “2” on the card it means that it was drawn on turn 2. It also keeps track of which cards your opponent has kept and which mulliganed (K or M on the initial cards).
- Showing the turn timer and total time of your and your opponent’s moves.
- Giving the list of opponent’s class Secrets when one is in play and the ability to tick them off (if you’ve already tested it and you want to keep track of it).
- Keeping track of fatigue damage you’re gonna take next turn.
- Storing the deck lists and importing/exporting them (there are some problems with those options, but it’s still a good way to store your decks).
- Storing the statistics – win rate with each deck, game history etc.
- And more!
Here’s the example of how it looks in-game:
Is it legal?
That’s one of the more common question I’ve heard. The app isn’t doing anything outside what the game is giving us. You could do all those things yourself – it’s just easier and faster this way.
Here is the Ben Brode’s official statement.
And honestly I’m not sure why anyone would raise the voice that it’s not fair. Yes, it gives some sort of advantage over someone who isn’t using it (however small the advantage is), but addons in WoW were doing the same.
I’ve been using it for a long time. A lot of pro players (including Kripparrian, who started recently) are also doing it and Blizzad has never banned anyone for that.
How to get it?
You can download it straight from the official source – right here.
Once you download it, the Tracker automatically updates itself when a new, stable version is out, so you don’t have to worry about catching up with new releases!
You can also get the plugins here. I haven’t tested them yet, so can’t really tell how good they are.
Here is the link to the official Twitter account, so if you have any questions, go ahead and ask the creator!
Hearthstone Deck Tracker really made my life easier. Even if you don’t like the in-game part, you can turn it off and use it to keep track of the statistics and game history. The app has so many features that in my opinion should already be in the game.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write them in the section below! I’m not related to the app’s creator in any way, but I’m using it for very long time already, so if you have any problems I could try to help you