The collection manager, also known as the collection, is where a player can go to view their collection of cards Cards are the basic pieces that make up the game of Hearthstone. Each card represents an action that the player can take by playing that card. There are three main types of cards: spell cards, , construct and modify custom decks A deck is a collection of exactly 30 cards. All cards drawn by the player during a game come from their deck. Each deck is tied to a specific class. Decks can be created and , and craft Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust and disenchant cards. It is accessed from the main menu The main menu for Hearthstone is the central hub from which the various aspects of the game can be accessed, and the first screen arrived at when the game has completed its startup. Be that as it may, when screen by clicking on the My Collection button, found at the bottom-centre of the screen.
Players can use the collection manager to view all cards in their collection. Individual cards can be inspected in more detail by right-clicking them, showing their flavor text, card set, artist and other information. Cards can be filtered by set and game format Game formats present distinct ways to play Hearthstone. There are two main game formats: Standard and Wild. Other game formats present themselves in tournaments as tournament formats (e.g. Conquest, Last Hero Standing, Sealed Deck, Pauper, , through the button in the bottom-left corner; by mana cost The mana cost of a card or Hero Power determines how much mana is required to play that card from the hand or to use that Hero Power. The number is displayed inside a blue , through the numbered icons along the bottom of the screen; and by class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines , through the tabs at the top of the screen. A search field at the bottom-centre allows for more detailed filtering based on various properties. At the bottom-right of the screen the player`s supply of Arcane Dust Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust is displayed. The `Back` button returns the player to the previous screen.
By default the collection is set to show only cards usable in Standard format Standard format, or Standard, is one of Hearthstone s two game formats, the other being Wild format. Standard format is intended to feature a fresher and more focused Hearthstone experience, with a limited pool of cards , as set by the filter in the bottom-left corner. If the player sets the filter to "All Cards" or a set which is part of Wild format Wild format or Wild is one of Hearthstone s two game formats, the other being Standard format. Wild format appears in game modes in which players are allowed to play decks without the deck restrictions of , or edits a deck that is currently set to Wild format, the collection will switch to Wild format mode, with various changes in the interface to remind the player of the selected format.
Newly acquired cards which have not yet been viewed and moused over, are highlighted in blue, and are indicated in each class tab with a number.
A text search field at the bottom of the collection manager screen allows players to filter their collection, in further conjunction with the collection`s "game format", "card set", "class", and "mana cost" filter interfaces.
The text search function searches for cards that feature the exact text string entered, with an additional feature of utilizing keywords (see below) for the query.
The text search function searches not only through card titles, but through card texts, classes, types, subtypes, rarities, and card set titles. Any card which includes the exact search text in any of these locations will be listed in the search results. For example searching for "weapon" will return all weapon cards, as well as all cards which include "weapon" in their title or text.
This means you can search for:
- Card title (whole or partial)
- Card class (mage, druid, Jade Lotus, etc)
- Card type (minion, spell, weapon)
- Card subtype (Beast, Murloc, Pirate, etc)
- Card rarity (free, common, rare, epic, legendary)
- Card set (Naxxramas, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, etc)
- Card text (including abilities such as Taunt The shield-like Taunt visual effect Taunt is a minion ability which forces the opposing player to direct any melee attacks toward enemy targets with this ability. Minions with Taunt (commonly referred to as Taunts) serve or Charge For the card of the same name, see Charge (card) Charge is an ability allowing a minion to attack the same turn it is summoned. Charge is available to all classes, but is most strongly )
While the search checks each of these search locations, the entire search text must be contiguous within that location for the card to be returned. In other words, the search text must be matched as an exact quote. Furthermore, all searches are non-case-sensitive.
- Searching for "thermaplugg" will return Mekgineer Thermaplugg Mekgineer Thermaplugg Set: Goblins vs Gnomes Type: Minion Subtype: Mech Rarity: Legendary Cost: 9 Attack: 9 Health: 7 Abilities: Summon Tags: Death-related, Triggered effect Whenever an enemy minion dies, summon a Leper Gnome.He was obsessed , as will "mech" (among many other cards), but "thermaplugg mech" will not return any cards.
- Searching for "rare" or "chicken" will bring up Angry Chicken Angry Chicken Set: Classic Type: Minion Subtype: Beast Rarity: Rare Cost: 1 Attack: 1 Health: 1 Abilities: Enrage Enrage: +5 Attack.There is no beast more frightening (or ridiculous) than a fully enraged chicken.See this card , but searching for "rare chicken" will return nothing.
- Searching for "freeze character" will not return any results, but "freeze any character" or "freeze a character" will return Snowchugger Snowchugger Set: Goblins vs Gnomes Type: Minion Subtype: Mech Class: Mage Rarity: Common Cost: 2 Attack: 2 Health: 3 Abilities: Freeze Tags: Damage-related, Triggered effect Freeze any character damaged by this minion.Do the slow chant and Ice Lance Ice Lance Set: Hall of Fame Type: Spell Class: Mage Rarity: Common Cost: 1 Abilities: Deal damage, Freeze Tags: Frozen-related Freeze a character. If it was already Frozen, deal 4 damage instead.The trick is not , respectively.
- Searching for "gnomes" will return all cards from the Goblins vs Gnomes "Goblins and gnomes… goblins and gnomes! Both are super-brilliant - but you would never know! Everything they seem to make is faulty or explodes… Perfecting imperfection - goblins and gnomes!" Wild format Goblins vs Gnomes set, but searching for "gnome" or "nome" will only return cards with the word / letter-sequence "gnome" or "nome" in their titles or card texts.
- Searching for the word "the" will result in all cards from The Grand Tournament "From east to west, heroes are sent, seeking glory in the greatest of events... there are knights on noble steeds; those who will bring them to their knees; there are monsters to test their mettle , The League of Explorers "We ve traversed the tombs of Naxxramas; we ve climbed every cliff on Blackrock. Now, the world cries out for heroes, as a new evil rises. There will be danger! There will be doom! There will be , and Whispers of the Old Gods "Now I ve got a tale to tell you... of the ones from long ago. There s an evil that s been dreaming, but now it s softly screaming! From the darkness their power will grow. Their voices are , since these card set titles contain the word "the" in them. In addition, the results will also include all cards which have the word "the" in their titles or card texts.
The search text also does not need to be phrased in whole words.
- Searching for "k k" or "k knight" will return The Black Knight The Black Knight Set: Classic Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 6 Attack: 4 Health: 5 Abilities: Battlecry, Destroy Tags: Taunt-related Battlecry: Destroy an enemy minion with Taunt.He was sent by the Lich King to disrupt and Clockwork Knight Clockwork Knight Set: The Grand Tournament Type: Minion Subtype: Mech Rarity: Common Cost: 5 Attack: 5 Health: 5 Abilities: Battlecry Tags: Mech-related Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1.It takes a lot to wind him up.See .
To reiterate, text sequencing and continuity is important when searching.
- Searching for "knight black", "knight the black", or "the knight" will not return The Black Knight.
Any text corresponding to keywords (see below) will be utilized as additional queries to the search, and its syntax within the text search will be quietly omitted from being used in the basic text comparison search.
- Searching for "golden" will not return Elise Starseeker Elise Starseeker Set: The League of Explorers Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 4 Attack: 3 Health: 5 Abilities: Battlecry, Generate, Shuffle into deck Tags: Spell-generating Battlecry: Shuffle the Map to the Golden Monkey into your since it is a keyword for golden Golden cards often add movement and visual effects, like with this golden Piloted Shredder "Golden" redirects here. For information on golden heroes, see Golden heroes. Golden cards are special, rarer versions of cards. Each card cards, even though the word "golden" appears in her card text, but a golden Golden cards often add movement and visual effects, like with this golden Piloted Shredder "Golden" redirects here. For information on golden heroes, see Golden heroes. Golden cards are special, rarer versions of cards. Each card copy of Elise will correctly be returned if the player owns one.
- Searching for "mekgineer attack:9 health:7 thermaplugg" will successfully return Mekgineer Thermaplugg.
- Searching for "deck attack:5 has no duplicates" will bring up Inkmaster Solia Inkmaster Solia Set: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Type: Minion Class: Mage Rarity: Legendary Cost: 7 Attack: 5 Health: 5 Abilities: Battlecry, Modify cost Tags: Deck-related, Spell-related Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, the next and Raza the Chained Raza the Chained Set: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Type: Minion Class: Priest Rarity: Legendary Cost: 5 Attack: 5 Health: 5 Abilities: Battlecry, Modify cost, Modify Hero Power Tags: Deck-related, Hero Power-related Battlecry: If your deck if they are owned, or if in Crafting mode.
- Searching for "tree missing of life" will bring up Tree of Life Tree of Life Set: Goblins vs Gnomes Type: Spell Class: Druid Rarity: Epic Cost: 9 Abilities: Restore Health Tags: Area of effect, Health-related Restore all characters to full Health.Healing: It grows on trees!See this card , if the card is missing from the collection.
Once search text is entered, reselecting the search field will cause the previous search text to become highlighted, causing further typing to overwrite it entirely. Be that as it may, it is possible to edit previous search text through certain workarounds:
- Use an arrow key to get in `edit-mode` (NB: This does not work on all platforms, such as Mac)
- Copy the text and then immediately paste it back in, allowing you to then modify it at will
In addition to providing basic text searches, the search function incorporates the use of various special keywords.
Keywords are distinct from regular search text in that they apply special rules to the search, limiting results to cards matching their specific requirements. For instance, `golden` will return all golden cards in the player`s collection, but will not return regular Elise Starseeker Elise Starseeker Set: The League of Explorers Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 4 Attack: 3 Health: 5 Abilities: Battlecry, Generate, Shuffle into deck Tags: Spell-generating Battlecry: Shuffle the Map to the Golden Monkey into your , whose card text includes the word `golden` (although it will return a golden Elise Starseeker, if collected). This is because `golden` is a keyword, and overrides the default behaviour of the search function.
- You can combine multiple keywords and regular text for even more focused searches. For example "attack:3-5 mana:2-4 deathrattle" will list any cards that have between 3 and 5 Attack, cost between 2 and 4 mana, and have the word "deathrattle" somewhere in their text or title.
- If two search requirements contradict each other, the search will fail. This includes external filters. For example "mana:2 mana:3" will return no cards, as will "mana 2" if entered while the visual mana cost filter is to to 1. Be that as it may, the same search requirement can be stated multiple times without causing any problems.
Various shorthand keywords exist for certain card sets The card set interface Card sets are categories into which collectible cards are divided, reflecting how they can be obtained, and determining whether they are eligible for use in Standard format. Card set does not . As noted above, any whole words from the title of a card set will non-exclusively return all cards from that set, as well as any other matching cards. Be that as it may, since this fits the rules for standard searching, only specific keywords are listed below.
Several keywords can be combined with numerical or text values to limit results. Numerical values can be passed as single numbers or ranges.
- For instance, "attack:1" will show only cards with 1 Attack. "mana:4-" will show only cards with a mana cost of 4 or less, and "health:7-9" will only find minions that have between 7 and 9 Health. "owned:3" will only show cards that you own precisely 3 copies of.
- "artist" allows you to search within the name of the artists This page lists artists who have contributed card art for Hearthstone cards. Note to editors: When adding unofficial artist listings, please add a reference to a gallery or other source to confirm the credit. Also, responsible for creating the art for each card. For example "artist:blizz" will not return Blizzard but will return Mana Wyrm and Lightwell, whose credited artists are "Blizzard Cinematics" and "Blizzard Entertainment".
Keywords which require following values will only be considered keywords if a following value is provided. For instance, "attack" will return a number of cards including Ice Barrier and Abusive Sergeant, while "owned" will not return any cards, no matter the size of your collection.
The following keywords relate to the player`s collection.
|New||new||Lists only newly acquired cards (those not yet moused over)|
|Golden||golden||Lists only golden cards|
|Extra||extra||Lists cards that you have more than two copies of, and legendaries you have more than one copy of|
|Missing||missing|| Lists only cards that you have fewer than two copies of, and legendaries that you have no copies of. |
Each deck is composed of 30 cards, and is tied to a specific class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines . For basic information and deck building restrictions, see Deck. Each deck occupies a `deck slot`, with the number of deck slots limiting how many decks the player can possess.
When first starting the game, the player has access to a single deck slot, for the Mage class, featuring a ready-made basic deck. Each time the player defeats another class, they will gain access to a deck slot for that class, featuring a matching basic deck. These decks can be edited, but are reserved for that specific class. Once the player has unlocked all 9 classes, they will additionally gain access to another 9 decks slots, for a total of 18. In addition, the original 9 slots will lose their class restrictions, allowing them to be deleted and replaced with decks for any class.
Along the right of the screen is a list of the player`s current decks. Players can click on a deck to display that deck`s contents, or the New Deck button to start a new one (see below). Clicking on the red cross to the top-right of deck will allow you to delete that deck. Standard format decks are listed first, with Wild format decks below. Creating a new deck or changing a deck`s format will add it to the bottom of the list for its format.
Once a deck is selected, its contents will be displayed in a list on the right-hand side of the screen. Players can click on a card in their collection to add a copy of it to that deck, or click on a card in the current list to remove one copy of it. Players can also drag cards into or out of the current deck list. Since each deck has a specific class, only cards appropriate to that class will be displayed while editing a deck - the other class tabs will be temporarily removed.
If the deck has less than 30 cards in it, the "Deck Helper" button will be present. If clicked, the innkeeper will suggest a type of card to add to the deck, along with 3 cards to choose from. For information on the suggestion process, see below.
Mousing over the current deck`s icon will display a graph of the mana curve of the deck`s cards and a reminder of that hero`s Hero Power, as well as a "Convert to Wild/Standard" button, allowing the player to change the deck`s current game format Game formats present distinct ways to play Hearthstone. There are two main game formats: Standard and Wild. Other game formats present themselves in tournaments as tournament formats (e.g. Conquest, Last Hero Standing, Sealed Deck, Pauper, . All decks are by default named "Custom
Once you`re finished, click Done to close that deck. If your deck does not contain 30 cards, the system will offer to complete it for you, using the same system as the Deck Helper. If you leave your deck with fewer than 30 cards, it will not be usable for play, and will have a large red cross placed across it in deck selection screens.
Making a new deck
If the player has an empty deck slot, they can click the "New deck" button to create a new deck.
Once the player has chosen a class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines , the player is given the choice of starting with a blank deck, or using one of three Deck Recipes available for that class. Beneath each Recipe is stated the number of those cards which the player has in their collection, allowing them to estimate at a glance their ability to use that Recipe. If the player owns less than 25 of the 30 cards in a Recipe, the tab for that Recipe will be faded out, but the player can still choose to use it if they wish. Clicking a Deck Recipe previews the deck list in the right hand pane, along with the deck`s description in the bottom pane. Recipe cards which are missing from the player`s collection are shown in blue.
Whichever option is chosen, the deck is then created, and the player is taken back to their collection.
If "Custom Deck" was chosen, the decklist is blank; the player is able to add cards as usual. If a Deck Recipe was chosen, the player will find a new deck filled with all the cards from the Recipe that they own. Golden copies of cards will be included instead of regular copies wherever possible. Any missing cards are still highlighted in the deck list in blue, and right-clicking will bring up the crafting interface for that card. Left-clicking a missing card will open the card replacement window.
The card replacement window provides two alternatives that the player already owns to replace the missing card. The alternatives are chosen randomly from a selection of viable replacements, and do not always represent the best options in the player`s deck. By repeatedly starting and cancelling the card replacement process, the player can cycle through a range of possible alternatives, giving them a better idea of which cards they may want to use. This can be easily achieved through repeatedly clicking the missing card. As with the completed portion of the Recipe, golden copies of cards are presented wherever possible. Cards can also be replaced by clicking the "Replace Cards" button at the top of the deck list, which will progress through all missing cards in the same way.
Players can choose to bypass the replacement interface by directly removing missing cards from the deck or replacing them manually, achieved by dragging the missing cards out of the deck list, or dragging cards from the collection `onto` the missing cards, respectively. Once all missing cards have been substituted or removed, the Deck Recipe process is complete, and the Replace Cards button is replaced by the usual "Deck Helper" button.
If the player tries to finish editing the deck without replacing or crafting the missing cards, they are given the usual option of allowing the computer to finish the deck automatically.
The game provides suggestions for cards to add to a deck through replacing cards missing from a Deck Recipe; through suggesting cards to fill an incomplete deck; and by completing the player`s deck automatically.
Suggestions are intentionally randomised from a pool of several possible cards. This allows for repeated checks to provide different suggestions, rather than fixed options. Opening the suggestion window several times will usually serve to illustrate the pool of possible cards, giving the player a wider range of suggestions.
Suggestions match the class and game format Game formats present distinct ways to play Hearthstone. There are two main game formats: Standard and Wild. Other game formats present themselves in tournaments as tournament formats (e.g. Conquest, Last Hero Standing, Sealed Deck, Pauper, of the current deck. For instance, creating a Standard format Standard format, or Standard, is one of Hearthstone s two game formats, the other being Wild format. Standard format is intended to feature a fresher and more focused Hearthstone experience, with a limited pool of cards rogue deck may suggest Preparation or Tomb Pillager, but will not suggest Dr. Boom or Frostbolt.
The suggestions provided for replacing cards missing from Deck Recipes are based around the card`s type, mana cost and possibly function, in addition to the estimated value of each available card "in a vacuum". The values for each card are based on performance in Arena play, where deck construction is less organised and tends to feature less specific synergies, with some tweaking by the developers. The suggestions are therefore likely to be more useful in a "general deck" than in a deck with a specific strategy.
The Deck Helper works by assessing the player`s deck and suggesting a type of card to add to the deck, along with 3 cards that roughly fit the described role in the deck.
In contrast to when replacing a missing card, cards suggested by the Deck Helper are not attempting to replace specific cards, and because of this do take into account various details of the current deck, including its mana curve and the number of cards of various types included in the deck, such as spells, cheap minions, and expensive minions. Beyond this, it bases suggestions on the same values used when replacing missing cards.
The player can choose to complete their deck automatically, by clicking `Done` and then `Yes`; the Deck Helper will then choose all missing cards through the usual process. These will be swiftly added to the deck without displaying alternate options.
At the bottom of the screen is the Crafting button. While in crafting mode the Crafting button is highlighted in blue, while a jiggling Arcane Dust Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust icon next to the button indicates that the player has spare cards to disenchant. Players can exit crafting mode by clicking the Crafting button, or the Done button in the bottom-right corner. Crafting mode allows players to craft Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust new cards.
Clicking the Crafting button the screen will switch the collection into a list of all craftable cards. Cards which are not currently owned are faded out, but any card can be clicked with either button to view it in detail, bringing up the crafting interface. By default only craftable non- golden Golden cards often add movement and visual effects, like with this golden Piloted Shredder "Golden" redirects here. For information on golden heroes, see Golden heroes. Golden cards are special, rarer versions of cards. Each card cards are shown. Be that as it may, the right-hand pane provides two filters, one allowing players to also display uncraftable cards; the other switching the display to feature instead each card`s golden version.
Clicking on a card brings up the crafting interface, displaying the currently selected card`s crafting and disenchanting values. Players can click on either the Craft or Disenchant buttons to perform the desired action (although Arcane Dust Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust is required to craft cards).
Each deck can only feature 2 of each card (1 of each legendary), making duplicates above this limit of no use. If the player has any such spare or duplicate cards, the Mass Disenchant button will be present, allowing the player to automatically disenchant all spare cards with a single click, converting them into useful Arcane Dust.
For more information on crafting and disenchanting, see Crafting.
The Card Backs tab allows players to assign a specific card back to each of their custom decks. Players can also set a card back as their favourite, making it the default card back for any decks for which a particular card back has not been specified. Each card back also comes with its own flavor text.
The Heroes tab catalogs all heroes currently usable by the player, complete with flavor text. Designed for use with alternate heroes, the tab allows the player to choose which hero they would like to represent each class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines when they play. Players can assign a specific hero to each custom deck, overriding the default selection if necessary.
Clicking a hero in the Collection will produce a special soundbite, also heard when selecting the hero at the start of an Arena run. A list of these can be found at Arena#Quotes.
Additional deck slots
One of the most requested featuresSpecial attraction from the community since launch has been additional deck slots. From the start of public access with the summer 2013 beta until spring 2016, players had access to only 9 deck slots on each account, a number many felt was too low.
In Aug. 2014, in response to ongoing requests for more slots, Yong Woo stated that the developers were "not sure the current 9 slot limit is enough, but we currently feel it is," and that "maybe there is something we can do in the future." Be that as it may, the developers stated that for the time being they preferred for players to delete old decks in order to create new ones, rather than providing an unlimited number of deck slots. This was a design consideration, to do with how people approach the process of deck creation, and based largely on the understanding that only a small proportion of players actively use more than 9 different decks, with most other players using far fewer decks, but liking to keep currently unused decks to hand, something the developers preferred to discourage.
In Jun. 2015 Ben Brode stated that additional deck slots were not a technical problem, and that the issue was more that "we have a lot of ways to do them and we want to pick the best way. Some of this is affected by future plans." In Jul. 2015, Ben Brode confirmed that the devs were working on the feature, "discussing the best ways" to implement additional deck slots. Be that as it may, in response to claims that "98.7% of the playerbase" want more deck slots, Brode posted statistics showing that only 33% of active players currently had 9 decks, with 18% having 7-8, and 49% only having 1-6 decks.
- When switching the language of the Hearthstone client, deck names are the only text strings not to change to the selected language, since they are potentially user-created. This includes default deck names ("Custom
", or the name of the Deck Recipe used).