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Family Exorcist

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Aranesh

Last updated 2020-11-26

As is tradition at this point, a selection of pet battling world quests in Shadowlands are required for the achievement Family Exorcist.

You will need to defeat at least 9 of the 11 tamers repeatedly, each time with pets from only one family. The reward for doing so is the cute Spriggan Trickster
Xu-Fu can scan this section for the most suitable strategies according to your preferences and show the required pets.
Pick a family below to check which pets you need.






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Abi#11305

wrote on 11/29/2020

Rotgut and Maximillian are ridiculous on this set of family achieves. They are truly OP. This would be a massive turn off to the average pet battler which sucks because Blizz need to be encouraging people to pet battle, not making it distastefully hard.
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nikon24

wrote on 11/28/2020

Something weird that I haven't seen before but I am sure it is part of rematch maybe?

I imported the entire team list, it said importing 102 teams when I copied the string into rematch. However, it is ONLY showing the mechanical teams in the tab. What am I missing?
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Aranesh

wrote on 11/28/2020

I have a suspicion what might cause this bug. But I'd need to know which strategy exactly it's breaking at. Could you please send me the entire rematch string with the 102 strategies you're using? Per email please ^^ xufu@wow-petguide.com

Thank you!
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quibie#2787

wrote on 11/27/2020

bug:
can't filter the type - filter selection is german, but type in the table is english.
Only humanoid is working while same word in both languages
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Aranesh

wrote on 11/28/2020

Are you using the page in English or German? Just so I can test this to find and fix that bug, thanks!
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Aranesh

wrote on 11/28/2020

Nevermind! Found the bug, fixed :)
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Nytro

wrote on 11/20/2020

do we know if those master can be fought multiple times a day like the bfa ones even though the wq is not up ?
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Gráinne

wrote on 11/21/2020

Yes. On Beta they can, and I believe that is continuing into Shadowlands proper.
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Pretton

wrote on 11/26/2020

Yes on Live.
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jahrastafari#1431

wrote on 11/18/2020

On my end, it's failing to detect my level 25 rare Tiny Direhorn, Scrapyard Tunnler, Sneaky Marmot, Parasitic Boarfly, Oasis Void-Duster, Rabbit, Elfin Rabbit, Chitterspine Deepstalker, Chitterspine Skitterling, Inland Croaker and Bilescourge.
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Gráinne

wrote on 11/21/2020

Those sound suspiciously like the set of strats that use two of a species. See Butters' comment belos.
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Butters

wrote on 11/17/2020

Great tool, but there is some bug where it doesn't register some of my pets, and claim I don't have them. Not just unlevelled or wrong breed, but not at all.
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Butters

wrote on 11/17/2020

This was when scanning for all families.
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Gráinne

wrote on 11/17/2020

I'm sure Aranesh will want to look into that.

What would halp is you specifying EXACTLY what species you believe the table omitted that you have.

Keep in mind that in many cases, especially for Exorcist, breed must match. For example, you might have a H/P Nether Faerie Dragon, but if the strategy needs an S/S breed, your H/P cannot fill that slot.

Also remember that the scan will not cover substitutes, so even if you have an S/S Sprite Darter Hatchling that could substitute for the S/S Nether Faerie Dragon, that will not show in the table either.

In a few cases, strategies require more than one of a pet. For example, one strat requires three Sneaky Marmots. If you have only one Sneaky Marmot, the table will show that you are missing two of them, because .... well, you are!

When you see a strat showing that you have a pet missing, right-click on the battle name, and check the detail of the requirements themselves.

When you have made a list of the species you believe the table has made a mistake on, do post it here, to help get to the bottom of the query. (edited)
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Nytsua

wrote on 11/17/2020

I had a similar sort of confusion, when I looked closer it was just that some fights required two of the same pet, and I owned just 1 of that pet. The table doesn't really identify when multiple of a pet is needed for the same fight. (e.g. The Mind Games of Addius (Dragonkin),
Airborne Defense Force (Elemental))
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Butters

wrote on 11/21/2020

Just went through the list, and it seems all the cases are simply because I don't have enough. I didn't spot that last time, because it said it was needed in 1 fight, and I didn't think about the possibilities of needing the same pet more than once per battle. :D

So disregard my post above, but maybe add a feature that highlights that you need X amount of a pet, and you only have Y amount, to help prevent others from making the same mistake as me. :D
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Aranesh

wrote on 11/23/2020

Late reply sorry. What you describe usually only happens if the same pet is required multiple times in the same strategy, yes. There's a couple things that can help, although it's a bit more manual process:

- Consider substitutes. The table here does not take them into account (for good reasons) but if a strategy asks for 3x the same snail, check the strategy, check if you can use other snails, for example :-)
- Use favourites. There might be a different alternative that you can use instead of the one shown here initially. Check the tamer and if there's one that's better suited for you, give it a heart. The table here will then always pick that strategy over any others.

Hope that helps :-)
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mynnerva

wrote on 11/10/2020

I love this tool, thank you so much!. One thing, it sometimes counts my lowest level pet and misses the level 25. That aside. I am so grateful to you folks.
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Aranesh

wrote on 11/28/2020

Glad to hear it :)
It should only do that if a specific breed is required that your lower level pet has. Is that perhaps the case?