Family Exorcist

Quick Info:

Article maintained by:

Last updated 2022-10-31

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.

(1 min+ to load)


wrote on 2023-10-08 09:48:29

I'm pretty new to this, so I apologize if this is out of place, Farming Herbs and ore on my Druid I came across Jawbone /way 36.48 31.76 in Bastion that is not in the list. Ikky made short work of it, though.


wrote on 2024-02-19 06:49:37

Hi, that's cause he's part of the WQ pet battles called Mega Bite



wrote on 2022-10-05 22:30:20

Micro Defense Force for Beast Busters keeps putting a 3rd pet as a random that is NOT a beast. Took forever to finish that fight only to realize that there was an aquatic in my third slot. Not fun.


wrote on 2021-05-26 08:53:58

When I use the family pet link it still shows I have pets not maxed (when they are) and not rare (when they are). How do i update this so it's correct?


wrote on 2021-06-07 13:38:25

Maybe you need two, or one of a specific breed on top of another breed?


wrote on 2021-06-12 20:01:19

Sometimes it takes hours or even days for an update to my collection here to show accurately. Importing/ load a team with Rematch will pull up the correct 25 Rare for the battle even if it still shows a Lvl1 poor quality on the site.


wrote on 2021-06-30 10:39:56

Thank you. It all worked out after I waited a few days.


wrote on 2021-07-26 00:28:36

make sure you logout completely before renewing your pet collection


wrote on 2021-07-26 00:26:50

completely logout before you you renew your pet collection so that it will load all the new pets that youd have, plus see those that you have leveled and or made rare.

kryny wrote on 2021-02-02 04:03:11

Guys, i read somewhere that there's an option to have multiple teams for one target? could someone explain to me how to do that cause that would help with the achievement.




wrote on 2021-04-18 18:36:51

i use PetBattleMaster and PetJournal Enhanced... i think it is the master one that lets you make multiple teams


wrote on 2021-02-06 22:43:20

anyone heard about a family tracker addon for this one as well? (edited)


wrote on 2021-02-08 15:02:29

I just made a macro for family exorcist and hotkeyed it. Couple of clicks to get info you need but didn't need an extra addon


wrote on 2021-02-12 21:02:53

Family Familar Addon works for all of the family achievements!


wrote on 2021-03-03 02:53:12

As noted Family Familar also covers this. If you use ATT (all the things!) then this too has tracking not only for the pet battle achievments but missing pets in zone etc.


wrote on 2021-01-17 11:41:55

Love all you Aranesh and your team doing for us, fellow and lazy collectors|battlers..
Thanks a billion times!


wrote on 2020-12-24 22:25:46

Just an FYI that you don't have to beat all 11 trainers per family for the achievement. Like in BFA you can skip a couple that have heavy RNG and are punishing to certain families.


wrote on 2020-12-03 06:01:09

Question how do you use rematch/scripts for these? Just add them like normal or am i missing something


wrote on 2020-12-05 13:02:17

You need the addon rematch for it, at first I was confused how to use everything too.


wrote on 2020-12-07 20:01:08

I think he was talking about potentially mass exporting scripts, as well. You have to enter them all manually as far as I am aware.


wrote on 2020-12-21 13:10:15

Yes you do


wrote on 2020-12-22 11:37:10

ty guys :)


wrote on 2020-11-27 21:48:40

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?


wrote on 2020-11-28 14:12:46

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 ^^ [email protected]

Thank you!


wrote on 2020-12-12 07:00:19

Same here! I'm using the mass Rematch export from above (110 Teams). Sending Email :)


wrote on 2020-12-21 13:12:10

There's a Rematch option to override Teams for the same Trainer instead of adding new ones. Maybe check your import?


wrote on 2020-12-22 07:18:18

After more testing it's pretty clear this problem is within Rematch. If this happens to you, try deleting the 11 imported ones, then import the full 110 again. For some people it worked on the second try.
Also make sure the tickbox to override Teams is not on. Rematch can only match 1 team to 1 tamer. If you tell it to override, it will just create 11 (one for each tamer), then for the other families that come after write over the existing ones, ending with Mechanic because they are last in the list.

With the tickbox off, copies will be created but only the first (Humanoid) will be linked to the Tamer.


wrote on 2020-12-05 13:04:04

It is confirmed multiple times that the Pet Battles are repeatable after the WQ has gone away. A good way to get your achievement faster ^_^ (edited)


wrote on 2020-11-20 12:09:05

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


wrote on 2020-11-20 23:25:23

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


wrote on 2020-11-26 08:32:32

Yes on Live.


wrote on 2020-12-05 13:03:20

I really love that you can fight them multiple times so I can't finish my achievement earlier.


wrote on 2020-11-29 07:06:48

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.


wrote on 2020-11-27 02:57:58

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


wrote on 2020-11-28 14:13:26

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


wrote on 2020-11-28 15:05:57

Nevermind! Found the bug, fixed :)


wrote on 2020-11-10 14:37:50

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.


wrote on 2020-11-28 14:14:10

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?


wrote on 2020-11-16 18:32:56

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.


wrote on 2020-11-16 18:33:27

This was when scanning for all families.


wrote on 2020-11-16 21:04:05

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)


wrote on 2020-11-17 14:45:02

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))


wrote on 2020-11-20 19:29:49

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


wrote on 2020-11-23 04:55:57

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 :-)


wrote on 2020-11-18 10:08:49

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.


wrote on 2020-11-20 23:27:02

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

New Comment: