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Family Familiar

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Last updated 2020-11-07

The achievement Family Familiar is the largest and toughest addition to the pet battling world in a long time. It might even beat the Celestial Tournament in required effort!
To complete it you need to earn 10 individual achievements, each asking you to defeat 12 tamers in the Broken Isles with only pets from one specific pet family.
Luckily, when one of the applicable world quests is up, you can fight the tamer repeatedly and thus finish all families in one go, if you have the pets necessary to pull that off.

Once you complete the achievement, you will get your very own tiny, corrupted, adorable Nightmare Treant :-)
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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Tripz wrote on 2020-10-13 21:02:06

Seems as of the Prepatch of SL you cannot rebattle Pet Trainers to do this achie quick.. fun times

Strike#2545

wrote on 2020-10-14 16:02:07

some work as often as you want for sure, Robert Craig can for sure be battled multiple times in a row

Tripz wrote on 2020-10-14 21:24:30

Seems the fight night ones you can as well (doing as we speak 10/15/20)

Demoniak#1153

wrote on 2020-10-15 00:56:55

Robert Craig // Fight Nights // Grixis Tiny Pop // Aurlier all seem good..
(edited)

theevanshow#1957

wrote on 2020-10-16 16:27:04

Durian was available to me again today, but still only allowed one battle. I did not have trouble with any other trainers.

Lucetia

wrote on 2020-10-24 21:25:41

I am able to battle Xorvasc (Val'sharah) again as well

Luxaetern

wrote on 2021-02-09 03:16:30

I've been working on this achievement, and thus far have been able to fight Bodhi, Tiffany, Grixis, Odrogg, Robert, Jarrun, Flummox, and Xorvasc over and over in a single sitting, when they were available. The first time I've come across this problem was today, also with Durian. I'm starting to think he's the...root of the problem.

Jane

wrote on 2021-03-24 14:20:18

I came across Durian and was unable to do multiple battles so I created class trial characters until I completed it! On the last one I noticed that I can now battle Durian repeatedly

Nyari

wrote on 2021-03-24 19:20:08

I have no idea why this works, but it works! :D
Thanks for the information!
Durian has now also been included in the powerlevel guide. (edited)

Sylgem

wrote on 2021-05-01 13:58:46

Durian is not repeatable for me - just cycled through my alts to get it done, but still pretty annoying. Has anyone determined if there is a reason he stands out? Wish I'd had a great pun like Luxaetern, but alas... no.

Nyari

wrote on 2021-05-02 03:05:13

Have you tried a class trial character?

Jedi256#1209

wrote on 2021-07-28 20:19:04

I ran into the Durian problem myself today and ran it with 9 alts to get it done..I really hope he's the only one with this (presumable) bug. Sylgem wanted some more puns so let's try it. It wood really make me mad if this problem persists on other pet masters. I can't be-leaf how annoying this achievement became. At least it gave me a chance to spruce up the inventory on my alts. At this rate I won't be done with the achievement until sep-timber! I was really getting into the root-ine of knocking these battles out all on my main. Thanks for sitting through acorn-y monologue, I hope it wasn't too sappy for you.

Gráinne

wrote on 2021-07-28 20:27:17

Jedi, Durian is indeed the only Legion tamer who is not repeatable.

Smashs#1238

wrote on 2020-09-23 17:54:08

Any way to import all teams for one trainer? For example, I did the mass export, copied just the Aurlier section, but it only imports Aquatic.

Smashs#1238

wrote on 2020-09-23 18:15:38

Well it's not elegant, but editing the first part of the team worked enough to get this over with - Aulier1:xxx:1228BV:1004NA:111C1D1:

Aranesh

wrote on 2020-09-24 03:21:26

There's no way to split it by tamer, sorry. Only by family - or you can just grab all of them together :)

Smashs#1238

wrote on 2020-09-24 13:22:17

I don't think I was clear. When I import the full family list of teams, all I get is one team for each trainer. I'm pretty sure it's the first team in each trainers section.

So I thought maybe it was too much for the mod to handle or something, and I pulled out just one trainer from the export, Aurlier in this case, and imported that. It resulted in only one team for Aurlier.

So after fiddling with the import test a bit, I came up with what I posted before. I changed this(just one of Aurlier's teams):

Aulier:36P2:1228BV:1004NA:111C1D1:N:Xu-Fu's Pet Guides =^_^=nhttps://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=810nnTurn 1: PumpnTurn 2: Cleansing RainnTurn 3: Pump until Beauty is deadnConviction comes innTurns 1+: Water Jet until Eternal Strider diesnBring in your Emperor CrabnTurns 1+: Snap until Emperor Crab diesnBring in your Mud JumpernTurns 1+: Water Jet until Conviction is deadnDignity comes innTurn 1: MudslidenTurn 2: BubblenTurn 3: Water Jet and Mudslide on cooldown until Dignity is deadn

to this:

Aulier:x:1228BV:1004NA:111C1D1:N:Xu-Fu's Pet Guides =^_^=nhttps://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=810nnTurn 1: PumpnTurn 2: Cleansing RainnTurn 3: Pump until Beauty is deadnConviction comes innTurns 1+: Water Jet until Eternal Strider diesnBring in your Emperor CrabnTurns 1+: Snap until Emperor Crab diesnBring in your Mud JumpernTurns 1+: Water Jet until Conviction is deadnDignity comes innTurn 1: MudslidenTurn 2: BubblenTurn 3: Water Jet and Mudslide on cooldown until Dignity is deadn

Replacing the "36P2" bit with just an "x" results in all 10 of Aulier's teams being imported, just with the names "New Team (1-10)", without a target.

Smashs#1238

wrote on 2020-09-24 14:34:36

Heh, actually just figured it out. It has to be imported twice, because rematch doesn't prompt to create copies unless there is already an entry. So full export from here, import, import again - make copies.

Aranesh

wrote on 2020-09-25 05:18:01

Very interesting!! I did not come across this before.
Do you think it would be better for the family imports here to remove the Tamer ID (the 36P2 in this case) so no one will run into this situation? Downside might be that people who want to overwrite previous entries, can't.

Smashs#1238

wrote on 2020-09-25 23:32:39

It alleviates the issue of having to import twice, but then you're left with teams just called "New Team", and duplicates are named similar to Windows naming - New Team(2), New Team(3), and so on.

I think it's just a limitation of Rematch.

Aranesh

wrote on 2020-09-26 05:13:09

Eh, okay. Then I'll leave it as it is, although suboptimal. Thanks for the info though!

Smashs#1238

wrote on 2020-09-26 17:48:17

You bet! And ty for all your work! :)

edit: So uh, I just did the mass export and import for the Argus list...and it worked on the first import. With a different weirdness, but still, single import. *shrugs* (edited)

Strike#2545

wrote on 2020-09-25 13:00:00

(edited)

JarofFlies

wrote on 2019-09-02 04:52:02

Do you have to wait for the WQ to come before you can fight them? It's been like 3 days now with no trainers from family familiar

Shenk

wrote on 2019-09-02 05:21:28

unfortunately yes, you need the WQ to be up in order to fight them for the achievement

Anolaszun#1423

wrote on 2020-08-15 00:30:50

Some of them can be done without the WQ up.

stonetroll1987

wrote on 2018-10-01 14:06:29

Something I didn't see in the notes or comments. If the world quest is up you can actually battle them as many times as you want. Meaning you could knock out all of the family's in one shot for that quest.

NIteowl1970

wrote on 2018-10-08 03:40:44

I noticed this also, must have been changed.

Noxical

wrote on 2018-10-20 20:29:04

It seems that Durian Strongfruit is not repeatable however.

NIteowl1970

wrote on 2018-10-21 11:52:01

Durian is repeatable by different characters though, each time that Durian is up I ran any character that I had above 110 out there and battled him, so I could get all of the families done.

Gorgemon

wrote on 2018-12-08 08:33:29

Really useful information for those of us who don't log in every day and don't have an army of alts. I may actually get this achievement finished now!

silverdreams

wrote on 2020-08-13 00:52:45

You can save time by just making one level 110 class trial character and using it to battle Durian repeatedly!

When you log in on the trial character, just use the Hearthstone immediately to skip the tutorial scenario and go to Stormwind/Orgrimmar. Then, go to the portal room and use the Azsuna portal. From there, go over to Illidari Stand and use the flight point to fly to Lorlathil, Val'sharah (trial characters come with that flight point). Finally, just mount up and ride over to Durian.

Credit to Venara on Wowhead and GamesDean here for this great trick!

ETA: Alternatively, just skip this jerk, because you only need to defeat 12 master tamers for the individual achievements, not all 15 listed. (edited)

Toenail

wrote on 2019-08-05 00:17:19

I was able to do Durian by creating, then deleting 7 trial characters. travel was a bit tedious, but i got 140 bandages and about 100g selling all the gear from each trial before deleting. ;)

I had thought there was some sort of CD or delay making new ones but it worked fine.

silverdreams

wrote on 2020-08-13 00:49:40

You can save time by just making one level 110 class trial character and using it to battle him repeatedly!

When you log in on the trial character, just use the Hearthstone immediately to skip the tutorial scenario and go to Stormwind/Orgrimmar. Then, go to the portal room and use the Azsuna portal. From there, go over to Illidari Stand and use the flight point to fly to Lorlathil, Val'sharah (trial characters come with that flight point). Finally, just mount up and ride over to Durian.

Credit to Venara on Wowhead and GamesDean here for this great trick!

ETA: Alternatively, just skip this jerk, because you only need to defeat 12 master tamers for the individual achievements, not all 15 listed. (edited)

Jaydruid

wrote on 2020-07-09 05:47:14

The RNG on the Quests up to actually do any part of this is crazy.... :(

Toenail

wrote on 2019-08-14 23:44:44

finished this a few days ago. thanks to everyone who contributed to this!

Toenail

wrote on 2019-08-02 15:07:18

ugh not happy about Durian Strongfruit not being repeatable. Have done 8 so far and all are repeatable. only have 3 alts to do this. Been waiting days for a trainer to pop. :(

Toenail

wrote on 2019-07-15 13:55:34

so far Flummox was far easier than Bredda, for me. The only Flummox first strat that didn't work was for mech. 6 down, 6 to go ;)

gingerbeardman

wrote on 2018-09-28 06:04:16

I read in another comment section that Family Familiar should have an export all option if you click the "red skull". I'm probably being ridiculously dense but for the life of me, I can't find the red skull lol

Aranesh

wrote on 2018-09-28 11:25:48

Hey! That's my bad. I upgraded the rematch strings to be better (including steps now!) and the export-all button broke due to that. So I had to remove it.... it'll come back though, eventually. No idea when though, sorry!

gingerbeardman

wrote on 2018-09-28 14:02:15

Not a problem, I was just being lazy! I appreciate the effort that goes into the site. The strategies are fantastic.

Nickolina#2534

wrote on 2018-02-01 08:44:48

Just discovered the legion class hall pets for certain classes! Wow, had no idea there was so many up for grabs, and I'm gutted I dont have a death knight :(

Doubleminy wrote on 2017-10-03 23:46:15

Thank you so much for having this website. I finished the achievement today and it wouldn't have been possible without this! Now my treant and I are off to Argus~

Deltethnia wrote on 2017-09-22 02:16:02

Having alts who also have world quests open can make these achievements go much faster. Especially if there's more than one trainer up that week. While the achievements and such are account wide, the world quests are not.

Tranmere Fan wrote on 2017-09-13 09:22:15

Want to add my thanks to that of others, since returning to the game a few months ago, this has been a very valuable resource. Completed the acheivement today,

Darri - Lothar wrote on 2017-08-18 13:05:59

Thank you so much for this guide. It has saved my life multiple times going against these dratted family familiar fights. Good Luck

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