Hearthstone Top Decks has a new feature, you can now playtest your deck! What does that mean? Well, there are times when you just quickly want to get a sense of how a deck might play. You might not have all the cards, or you might just be trying to cycle through ideas. This can be a bit tedious, whether you’re trying decks against the computer or a friend. The playtest feature allows you to quickly try mulligans, get a chance to see how your deck will curve out, and generally just get a sense of how your deck will play!
If you just want to see what the playtester looks like click here.
Here are some of the interesting features of the playtester!
Playtest Any Deck
Every deck currently has a button that you can easily click on and instantly try the deck. This is nice to try out pro style decks without having to have all of the cards available!
Playtest a Newly Created Deck
This is probably my favorite feature. You can create a deck with our Hearthstone Deck Builder, and immediately playtest it without submitting. You can also use this feature without being registered! Once you’ve compiled the 30 cards you’d like to test out, the playtest button will enable and allow you to try it out!
Playtesting the Deck
As for the playtester itself, you can simulate mulligans, draw cards, play minions and spells, equip a weapon, and discard!
Simulate Discover and RNG Effects
If you’re testing a Priest deck, and drop a Museum Curator, you can click the “Simulate Discover” button and set the Deathrattle parameter which will grant you three potential card options to choose from!
You can also generate Deathrattle effects, by using the “Simulate Random Draw/Summon” button and entering the parameters you’d like to replicate.
More Features to Come!
There are other things I want to add in the future, but I’d like to get a sense of how useful people find this feature before investing more time in it. Let me know what you think below, or if there’s anything you’d like to see in the future! Please also let me know of any bugs below in the comments.
- Mobile Support: This might be hard to put together, but I’d like to see it in the future.
- Faster Discover and RNG Effects: I want to add a drop down of cards with these effects instead of forcing people to select each parameter. I plan to keep the parameters so people can experiment with how a custom card might work.
- Multiple Card RNG Effects: Currently you just get one card dropped into your hand, I want to make it so summon cards add to the minions field, and card draw goes to your hand. Nefarian also generates multiple cards, so allowing for this is something I want to add.
- Draw a Specific Card: The ability to draw a specific card to your hand from your deck. I even might extend this to all cards in general.