Ruinhoof Strategies for Family Fighter


Ruinhoof Family Fighter strategies all guide pet battles
These are simple strategies to defeat Ruinhoof for the Family Fighter achievement.  Note that you can fight all these pets regardless of whether their world quest is up or not, so you can grind out the whole achievement in one day if you really want to.  These strategies assume all of your pets are level 25 and of Rare quality.

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1. Humanoid Havoc

Flayer Youngling (2, 2, 2)
Squirky (2, 2, 2)
Anubisath Idol (1, 1, 1)

Deflection. Rampage. Deflection.  Triple Snap until Youngling dies.  If you can use Deflection and Rampage again before you die, do it.  Bring in Squirky.  BubbleStampede. Fish Slap until Squirky dies.  Use Crush until Ruinhoof dies.  Use Deflection if Ruinhoof has Chew buff.

2. Draconic Destruction

Nether Faerie Dragon (2, 2, 1)
Chrominius (x, 1, 2)
Stormborne Whelpling (x, 2, x)

MoonfireArcane Blast.  Arcane Blast.  Life Exchange.  Arcane Blast until Dragon dies.  Switch to Chrominius.  HowlSurge of Power.  If Ruinhoof isn’t dead yet, switch to Whelpling and use Mana Surge.

3. Fierce Fliers

Stormwing (x,1,2)
Chi-Chi (1, x, 1)
Any flying pet

Call Lightning. Flock. Flock. Stormwing dies. Bring in Chi-Chi.  Fire Quills until Ruinhoof is dead.  Use Ethereal if Chew is about to go off.

4. Unstoppable Undead

Unborn Val’kyr (2, 2, 1)
Infected Squirrel (2, x, x)
Blighthawk (x, 2, 1)

Shadow ShockCurse of DoomHaunt.  Val’kyr dies.  Bring in Squirrel.  Stampede.  If Ruinhoof is still up, bring in Blighthawk once Squirrel dies, use Lift-Off, then Ghostly Bite.

5. Critical Critters

Pick three rats with both Poison Fang and Stampede.  Choose your three rats with the highest power stat, and order them from most to least powerful.

Keep up Poison Fang and just keep using Stampede.

6. Magical Mayhem

Eldritch Manafiend (1, 2, 2)
Empowered Manafiend (1, 2, x)
Untethered Wyrmling (1, 2, 2)

Soulrush.  If Ruinhoof gets stunned, Arcane Blast three times.  If he does not get stunned, Arcane Blast twice.  Surge of Power.  Manafiend dies.  Bring in next Manafiend.  Arcane Blast twice.  Surge of Power.  Keep up Amplify Magic, and use Deflection if Ruinhoof has Chew buff.  Otherwise use Feedback.

7. Elemental Escalation

Jadefire Spirit (2, 2, 2)
Cinder Kitten (1, 2, 1)
Core Hound Pup (1, 2, 2)

Immolate. Jade Claw. Fade. Prowl. Claw. Leap. Claw. Kitten should go down. Dodge. Scratch. Burrow. Scratch. Scratch. Finish up with Jade Claw.

8. Beast Blitz

2 Zandalari Raptors (Anklerender, Kneebiter, etc.) with Black Claw and Hunting Party
Any other Beast pet to fill in

Black Claw. Hunting Party. When the first one dies, switch in the second Zandalari and cast Hunting Party again.

9. Aquatic Assault

Hydraling (x, 1, 2)
Chuck (1, x, 2)
Toothy (1, x, 2)

Call Lightning. Whirlpool. Tail Slap until Hydraling dies. Rip. Blood in the Water. Chuck goes down. Toothy comes in. Blood in the Water. Surge.

10. Mechanical Melee

Lil’ Bling (2, x, 1)
Menagerie Custodian (x, 1, x)
Darkmoon Tonk (1, 2, 2)

Make it Rain. Inflation. Inflation. Bring in Custodian. Shock and Awe. Ruinhoof should go down nice and easy.

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