Very Brief instructions for how to use those three pets.
Priority 1: Use Deflection, but only when you expect to receive a big damage this round, either because you know what the tamer always does, or because he has just used a 2-round nuke like Lift-Off or Burrow so you know you are just about to get hit with the punch
Priority 2: Use Sandstorm whenever available
Priority 3: Use Crush.
So with the Idol you will usually start with Sandstorm, and keep using Crush untill it’s time to Sandstorm again, or unless you need to shield against a big hit.
You can use either Bite or Arcane Explosion in the first spot, but usually Bite unless it’s against a Flyer. You can use either Howl and Surge of Power in the other slots, or Ancient Blessing and Ravage.
If using Ancient Blessing and Ravage.
Priority 1: Use Ravage when it will kill the opposing pet
Priority 2: Use Ancient Blessing when you need a heal
Priority 3: Use Bite or Arcane Explosion most of the fight.
So that will be Bite mostly, AB when you need to heal. Ravage to kill the opponent.
If using Howl and Surge of Power, you just keep Biting until the opponent is under 1480 health (except Mechanicals). Then Howl + Surge will kill him. Since a lot of opponents are under 1480 health to start, that can make the fight very short!
You can use either Claw or Alpha Strike in the first slot, depending what type of pet you’re facing. Claw against Critters or Dragonkin; Alpha Strike against Aquatics or Flyers,. Otherwise you can use either.
You can use either Nature’s Ward or Dodge in the second slot. Nature’s Ward is simpler for a beginner to work with, but Dodge is very powerful avoidance.
With Nature’s Ward, use it as your second move, and refresh it with the buff ends.
With Dodge, if you are faster, use it whenever available to dodge two of the opponent’s attacks.
Use Ravage when in range to kill the opponent.