Anomalous Animals of Argus

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Last updated 2022-10-31

With patch 7.3 the concept of the Tanaan beasts has been revisited in the way of 18 new legendary pets.
They are scattered throughout the three zones of Argus and although world quests highlight some of them each day, all of them can be battled repeatedly at any time.

And that with good reason, because there is again fun with families: Family Fighter
Similar to Family Familiar, you have to beat every Fel Beast of Argus with every pet family, resulting in 180 different fights to earn this achievement.

The fights are very different in difficulty. Some you will be able to finish with almost any pick of three level 25 pets of a given family.
Others are very tough to beat with certain combinations. We tried to come up with reliable strategies for those where possible, but as a novelty to Xu-Fu, you will see some new and rare pet faces in this section and frequently pets with specific breed requirements.
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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wrote on 2023-03-02 16:20:48

TomTom for all the pet battles

/way #830 58.32 29.74 Retch
/way #830 42.98 51.97 Baneglow
/way #830 29.56 57.93 Deathscreech
/way #830 51.55 63.75 Foulclaw
/way #830 39.57 66.48 Gnasher
/way #830 66.73 72.66 Ruinhoof

/way #882 74.6 36.2 Mar'cuus
/way #882 67.6 44.0 Bucky
/way #882 69.8 52.0 Snozz
/way #882 60.0 71.0 Gloamwing
/way #882 36.02 54.13 Shadeflicker
/way #882 31.84 31.38 Corrupted Blood of Argus

Antoran Wastes:
/way #885 76.6 73.8 Minixis
/way #885 64.0 65.8 Pilfer
/way #885 56.6 54.2 Bloat
/way #885 59.8 40.0 One-of-Many
/way #885 51.6 41.6 Watcher
/way #885 56.0 28.6 Earseeker


wrote on 2022-10-11 12:19:20

Damn, a lot of these just don't work :( Gloamwing is a nightmare


wrote on 2022-10-07 17:04:59

Having an issue here with the aquatic Mar'cuus team, using the Emp Crab, Fen Crab and Benax. After the first pass, he pulls in Benax and not the Fen Crab, any ideas?


wrote on 2022-07-20 07:38:34

This is so awesome! The mass export was an amazing feature. You made life so easy for me as I try and so some older content.


wrote on 2022-02-21 20:43:35

I'm stuck and could use some help with Bucky and Shadeflicker in Argus. I can not beat them with my critters. I have tried every combination on this site as well as Wowhead. I do not have any critters with a speed above 338. Any suggestions on where I can find any. Thanks. I am just two battles away from the Family Fighter achievement.


wrote on 2022-02-21 22:06:55

https://www.wow-petguide.com/Strategy/2455/Bucky-Critter is from Dragons, who is hella reliable, so I assume that works. And all you need are two fast rabbits.

I see you have rabbits, but your rabbits are the wrong breed. You want S/S breed rabbits. Do you have the addon Battle Pet Breed ID, from Curseforge? It will show you breeds on each pet.

They're easy to get, though. Personally, I'd go for Arctic Hares in Dragonblight. Capture two S/S bunnies, and use Market Flawless Battle-Stone to upgrade them to Rare if you need to. Or you might check Legion Dalaran for an S/S Dust Bunny.

https://www.wow-petguide.com/Strategy/1518/Shadeflicker-Critter looks very similar, and all you need is a third fast bunny. You can never have too many fast bunnies!

Are you US or EU? I might be able to help out if EU.


wrote on 2022-02-22 14:14:51

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try Dragonblight for Artic hares. It seems all the guides recommend high speed bunnies.

amakusa007 wrote on 2020-08-15 11:52:28

When Max export, it say 198 team to export but only 18 show up on the list ignoring the rest. All that show up are the mechanical pets too. Bug?


wrote on 2020-08-15 14:51:19

Hey! I tried loading all families and using the rematch export - it was working just fine! Please give it another try :)


wrote on 2020-08-15 15:30:39

and that's why i have no trust in Max *giggle*


wrote on 2020-08-15 16:35:40

Well played!


wrote on 2020-08-20 21:01:10

This happens if you set it to overwrite teams, instead of making copies.


wrote on 2020-08-24 18:06:37

If you import duplicate teams into an empty tab, you don't get the option to make copies instead of overwriting. Try adding a single team for any of the Argus beasts and the option should pop up when you import.


wrote on 2021-04-09 07:53:19

thanks jonoleth, that fixed the problem.


wrote on 2020-11-15 10:59:52

Hi folks,
When i run the mass export for all fights I get the following result that puzzles me.
(Red line) Corrupted Blood, 1 fight, no level, no breed required.
(Gray line) Corrupted Blood, 3 fights, 25, same breed (P/S).

Wondering why CBlood is split in two when it appears all fights use the same lv25 that I have already.


wrote on 2019-08-02 18:53:28

Just to confirm this is nothing like BfA? So I can't repeat the fights?


wrote on 2019-08-03 02:38:31

It is the same like BfA tamers!
You can repeat the Argus fights as many times as you want regardless of the world quests. :-)


wrote on 2019-08-03 03:35:34

Oh wow that's amazing thanks!


wrote on 2020-09-01 20:48:00

Could you please add that little tid-bit to the top of the guide when you next update it? That was the thing I had trouble working out, as fel beasts was not tracking till I'd defeated the whole zone once.Thanks!

Aaron wrote on 2020-01-27 15:54:16

I know there was some discussion that strats would need to change post-8.3. And I think Blizzard even said they might nerf some of the argus beasts, as a result of the 8.3 changes? Did that occur? Does anyone have any intel on it?


wrote on 2020-01-27 17:25:10

Not 8.3. Shadowlands. Mudslide and Blizzard changes happened, but they're no big deal in the context of world quests or Argus.


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wrote on 2019-11-05 04:55:54

like Breeda and Squint before him, Shadeflicker is that one brutal NPC. unlike the other two however, you can't skip any of these. i was stubborn enough not to skip the other two, but sort of wish that i had lol


wrote on 2019-11-04 00:17:37

120 down, 60 to go. i blame all of you ;)

oh a minor point on an old feature, but this Argus pet checker has never shown that i have a Spring Strider. it does show if i go through the legion ready checker, just not on this page (edited)


wrote on 2018-12-26 22:09:16

Word of Warning - Foulclaw's insane damage mitigation (blocks all damage for 4 rounds) combined with his high damage vs Dragons makes this meta exceptionally frustrating to achieve. Go do the dragon fight with it first, and if you pull it off continue with Draconic Destruction and Family Fighter.

If not, use an easier team and just go for Anomalous Animals of Argus


wrote on 2018-08-13 10:33:06

Long time user first-time account holder... I don't know what I've been doing my entire life lol. I didn't realize that making an account would be so dang helpful! Can't wait to continue to use the site and provide strats when I find new ones! Thanks for the site love the Xu-Fu team!


wrote on 2018-08-06 10:05:04

Getting "The strategy you are trying to access has been unpublished by its creator. Xu-Fu apologizes for the inconvenience." for Gloamwing Aquatic


wrote on 2018-07-09 09:52:09

Is there a bug with the Spring Strider? According to this list I dont have one but it shows in my pet list in game and I have tried updating my profile.


wrote on 2018-07-09 10:02:51

As per gsanta's comment below, my Mini Mindslayer showed up as missing from my collection too until I obtained a 2nd one and now displays correctly, I only have 1 Zandalari Toenibbler however and that does not show as missing.

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