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Stonekeep

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September 13, 2015

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Hearthstone Deck Tracker or How to Make Your Life Easier

Introduction


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!

Closing


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 :)

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  1. Jasper Reinalda says:

    I downloaded it, and I see the cards in my deck left, and the ones I already have drawn. But I dont see the cards he already played, the chances of drawing or the turn he drawed them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    i downloaded it and the overlay wont track it

  3. Jakob Perkins says:

    How do I install this and get it working?

  4. Samanth says:

    How do you turn off the enemy hand turn counter?

    • Stonekeep HSP says:

      I’ll be honest and say that I don’t really know. Why would you want to turn it off, though? It gives so much useful information.

  5. HaffLaff says:

    after i install it what then i tried playing a game and it didnt appear anything that i missed?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have downloaded this and it is not shoeing up during my games? Reasons for this may include?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Anyway to use this on mac?

  8. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know how to run it. Any help?

    • Stonekeep HSP says:

      What’s the problem exactly? You just have to download it, install, create a deck and start the game.

      • Anonymous says:

        Im with him I downloaded it got a winzip file opened with a bunch of files but no Install EXE or anything so install it how ??

  9. Ebon Jackal says:

    Just as a quick note: this app will possibly ask you to use Hearthstats which is currently in a state of (maybe) being shut down due to cost. Logging in as a guest will allow you to track decks as usual, but you won’t be able to access those stats across multiple devices.

    That being said, still an INCREDIBLE too.

  10. xinque says:

    if it’s only doing what you can do with pen and paper, how come I can see the cards in my opening hand on the right side before the animation to draw them is even done?

    • Stonekeep HSP says:

      The app obviously doesn’t analyze the card images in your hand and works this way. Every card you draw is put into the game logs – you can access them yourself, they aren’t hidden or anything. It’s only the cards you draw, not the cards you will draw in the future or the cards enemy draw, so you can’t get any more information then you’d get otherwise.

      The problem is with the game, not with the app. The card is put into your hand (and into logs) when your turn starts, right? The app is right – your turn has started and the card is in your hand already. But you can’t really start doing anything before ALL animations finish. Let’s say enemy had a Joust animation at the end of his/her turn – it’s gonna take like 5-10 seconds of your own turn. Sometimes Patron turns take 30-40 seconds of YOUR turn even though all the moves were done on the enemy’s turn.

      So, you can do the same thing yourself, without any app – obviously it would be pointless, because the draw card animation is couple seconds long, so it’d probably take you the same amount of time to actually access the logs, but you can do that.

      Anyway, if you think Blizzard might ban you for using the Deck Tracker, it’s probably the best to just not use it. I’m really confident that they won’t. And in case they would, they’d just give the warning first. They didn’t even perma-ban the botters (with the bot wave around 1 year ago) without first giving a warning, which is far, far worse thing than using Tracker.

  11. kruul27 says:

    Yeah I like this deck tracker. Unfortunately, you can’t use it on Mac, but I do use it when playing on windows. I don’t use it much in Constructed play because I usually know my decks pretty well, but I love using it in Arena runs. I’ve actually gotten a whole lot better win percentage in Arena since I started using it.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have a mac and it works just fine. A delay here and there but never a real problem.

  12. aionlegend says:

    I consider myself a pretty good player, not quite legend but I attribute that to the lack off time to grind ladder. Anyways, arena is not my strongest area and before deck tracker my best was like 6 wins. Once I downloaded this tracker I started averaging 6.5 wins over like 15 arena runs. 4 of which were 8+ wins and I achieved my first 12 win run. Keeping track of your deck and opponents is so crucial. Apparently my weakness is my memory. Lol

  13. Smashthings says:

    As a quick tip I find trackers especially useful in Arena: its hard to remember every card in your deck in that format, ergo its nice to have a quick list of cards remaining for reference. You are much better able to calculate outs when you know exactly what is left in deck.

    • Stonekeep HSP says:

      That’s actually really true – since you change the deck every few games (14 is the max), it’s pretty hard to memorize all of them. The first thing I do after a new Arena draft is importing it to the Tracker ^^ And it helps a lot.

  14. abeschmidt says:

    Yeah, does anyone know of a MAC version that includes all of these features?

    • Jimmy HSP says:

      I’ll be writing up a post like this myself but for Mac. I’m using Track-o-Bot and HS Tracker.

      • abeschmidt says:

        Thanks!!!!

      • daremyyy says:

        jimmy, have you wrote the post yet? i couldn’t find it on the site, also I’m pretty sure they have it for mac. i just downloaded it, but cannot test it out because the asia server is under maintenance till 11:00am. also, I’m not very computer oriented, and this is a bit of a struggle, would be cool if you wrote one up for the mac users.

  15. rightwinger59 says:

    Have you had any problems with DeckTracker causing choppy animations? I started using it a few months ago, but then noticed that Hearthstone was running very choppy. (See this post for more info: https://github.com/Epix37/Hearthstone-Deck-Tracker/issues/1097).

    Well, actually, I just read that post, and the developer of the tracker says that this issue should have been fixed in newest release. Guess it’s time to fire it up again!

  16. Oscar says:

    I love you guys

  17. lacium says:

    Pitty, it’s not for OS… Have HSTracker, but dont track cards (if mulliganed) and secrets… :-( Would be great to have that…

    • cgHaxor says:

      I was just going to ask if there’s an equivalent for OS X. Thanks for leaving this comment!

      • Phiday says:

        I use the hearthstats.net tracker app, which is working for both Systems. Hearthstats,net on ist own is very similar to the epix37 app.