Hearthstone Simulator: “Edit Decks” screen and features

The “Edit Decks” screen of Deck Simulator for Hearthstone, accessible via the button of the same name on the main menu, is where you go to view decks in the database, edit or create new ones, and get some information about decks including crafting cost.

There is a lot of buttons and controls jammed into this screen, and in this post I’ll go over each one in turn to talk about what it does.

Tables: there are three tables on the Edit Decks screen:

Decks (top left): This table shows a list of all the decks in the app’s database of cards, which is stored locally and doesn’t require a network connection to access. The total number of decks currently in the database is listed in parenthesis like this “Decks (17)”

Cards in selected Deck (bottom left): Once you click on a deck in the Decks table, you will see a list of all the cards in that deck here. You can scroll up or down through them. If you want to remove a card from this deck, click on the blue arrow pointing to the right.

Cards in database (bottom right): This shows a list of all the cards in the database after the filter is applied, in the specified sort order. If you want to add one of the cards to the currently selected deck, click on the blue arrow pointing to the left after selecting the card in this table.

Filter/Sort: These two selection controls are below the Cards in database table.

Filter: This determines what subset of cards is shown in the Cards in database table. The options are: All, Minions, Spells, or Weapons.

Sort: This determines what order both the Cards in selected deck and Cards in database are shown in. Options are: Alphabetical (A-Z), Cost, and Type (Minions, spells, weapons).

Card description: The description for the card which was selected last in the Cards in database or Cards in selected deck tables is shown here. Information includes: Type, Cost, Text, Rarity, and Attack and Defense stats (for a weapon, attack and durability will be shown instead).

Search field (top right): You can search through all the cards in the database by typing in a partial or complete name of the card here.

Deck management buttons (top right): These green buttons allow you create a new deck, copy, or delete the selected deck.

Classes (top right, next to management buttons): This vertical slider shows all the supported classes, and the class of the current deck will be highlighted. Also when you create a new deck it will have the class indicated by this slider at creation time. You cannot change the class of a deck once it is created.

Deck stats (left middle, below classes): This area shows the total crafting cost of the selected deck (assuming regular, not gold cards), as well as a “Cards per cost” table that shows how many of each card there is per cost. The first line of numbers (0 1 2 3 4…) have a blue font and represent the costs, and the second line (with turquoise background and black font) show the number of cards in the currently selected deck with that cost.

Rename deck (left middle, below Decks table): This field allows you to change the name of the currently selected deck.

Save to PB/Load from PB (top left): buttons used to save or load a deck to the pasteboard. I’ll discuss these in more detail in an upcoming post.

Save (bottom right): This button saves any changes made to existing decks or any new decks created. Normally leaving this screen via the “Back” button (top left) will automatically save changes, but to be safe you might want to click this button anyway.


(“Deck Simulator for Hearthstone” is currently available on the Apple iTunes store for iPad)







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