The BEST Episodes of Critical Role

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 9, 2020

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Voice actor Matthew Mercer leads a group of fellow voice actors on epic Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. These familiar voices bring the audience into the full experience of D&D, allowing imaginations to soar as the characters embark on adventures. This is Critical Role!

The Kill Box

#1 - The Kill Box

Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired May 5, 2016

Grog Vs. Kevdak! Vox Machina Vs. The Herd! It’s an all out battle with the fate of Westrunn!

star 9.83
6 votes
Trial of the Take: Part 1

#2 - Trial of the Take: Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 30, 2015

With the party now split, Scanlan, Percy, Vex, and Grog find themselves teaming up with an unlikely duo assigned by Huntmaster Vanessa Cyndrial of the Slayer’s Take Guild. Lyra, a somewhat overly zealous wizard on her first field mission, and Zahra, an intimidating tiefling warlock, now lead the team on their requisite mission. The task at hand–ridding the wilds around Vasselheim of a troublesome white dragon. Putting differences aside, the forced fellowship heads out into the frost-harried north of the Vesper Timberland…

star 9.80
35 votes
Lost & Found

#3 - Lost & Found

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 5, 2018

The Mighty Nein deal with the fallout from the night’s events, working to repair the fraying edges of the Knights of Requital and learning how to trust their own team…

star 9.79
34 votes

#4 - Reunions

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Nov 19, 2015

Vox Machina make their way through Whitestone Castle, lead by a new, unlikely ally in hopes of rescuing Cassandra de Rolo. Battles commence, debts are settled, and secrets are revealed as the group descends into the haunted catacombs.

star 9.78
32 votes
A Favor in Kind

#5 - A Favor in Kind

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 26, 2018

The Mighty Nein deal with the ramifications of their actions in the research facility, exploring more of the dark caverns beneath Zadash and experimenting with dangerous unknowns...

star 9.78
32 votes
The Final Ascent

#6 - The Final Ascent

Season 1 - Episode 113 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

Vox Machina, having made their final preparations, make their way to the top of the tower of Entropis.

star 9.75
8 votes
Desperate Measures

#7 - Desperate Measures

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Jan 28, 2016

Desperate to help survivors of the attack, Vox Machina attempt to fend off the assailing beasts, but our heroes are rendered helpless in the face of temptation, infighting and despair.

star 9.71
7 votes
Vecna, the Ascended

#8 - Vecna, the Ascended

Season 1 - Episode 114 - Aired Oct 5, 2017

Vox Machina battles Vecna.

star 9.71
7 votes

#9 - Hubris

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 23, 2015

Parting ways with their beloved cleric, Vox Machina is now adrift in a strange and unfamiliar city. With heavy hearts, they wander Vasselheim in the Braving Grounds District, home to the worshipers of Kord, the deity of battle and strength. Fittingly, Grog soon finds himself in a fighting pit, duking it out with as tough an opponent as he could ever wish for. Later, the party spots an attacking beast high on the city walls, and true to form, Vox Machina rushes to help. Following the fleeing creature off into the dense forests outside the city, they find their prey and a whole lot more.

star 9.70
33 votes

#10 - Whispers

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Oct 22, 2015

Vox Machina begin their campaign to sow the seeds of rebellion among the people of Whitestone. The cruel Sir Kerrion Stonefell is the first target on their list, but will the attack against him unleash a darker power?Vox Machina begin their campaign to sow the seeds of rebellion among the people of Whitestone. The cruel Sir Kerrion Stonefell is the first target on their list, but will the attack against him unleash a darker power?

star 9.70
33 votes
The Chapter Closes

#11 - The Chapter Closes

Season 1 - Episode 115 - Aired Oct 12, 2017

On the final episode of our campaign, victory is celebrated, and all debts are paid…

star 9.67
6 votes
Where The River Goes

#12 - Where The River Goes

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 19, 2018

Heading down an underground river, the Mighty Nein explore a long abandoned research facility, uncovering dangerous foes and even more dangerous secrets...

star 9.64
33 votes

#13 - Duskmeadow

Season 1 - Episode 57 - Aired Jun 16, 2016

The battle wary group return to Vasselheim as Vax brings himself face to face with the Raven Queen.

star 9.50
4 votes
Rime and Reason

#14 - Rime and Reason

Season 2 - Episode 75 - Aired Aug 15, 2019

The Mighty Nein find themselves transported to snowy Mythburrow in pursuit of a white dragon, and must use all their wisdom to escape with their prize and their lives intact...(guest starring Mica Burton!)

star 9.40
5 votes

#15 - Refjorged

Season 2 - Episode 76 - Aired Aug 22, 2019

Having returned to Uthodurn, the Mighty Nein attempt to tie up loose ends before heading back to the Cinderrest Sanctum...

star 9.40
5 votes
Between the Lines

#16 - Between the Lines

Season 2 - Episode 78 - Aired Sep 19, 2019

The Mighty Nein return to Zadash, where lore and knowledge await those that know where to look...

star 9.40
5 votes
Heredity and Hats

#17 - Heredity and Hats

Season 1 - Episode 60 - Aired Jul 14, 2016

Vox Machina makes their way into the elven City of Syngorn to complete their pact with Garmili the satyr cartoonist.

star 9.33
3 votes
Uninviting Waters

#18 - Uninviting Waters

Season 1 - Episode 62 - Aired Aug 6, 2016

With the Moonbrush behind them, Vox Machina presses on towards the rushing rivers of the Gilded Run that barricade the Shademirk Bog. Battling the enchanted currents, they stumble into a lurking foe who’s hunger knows no bounds!

star 9.33
3 votes
The Frigid Doom

#19 - The Frigid Doom

Season 1 - Episode 64 - Aired Aug 18, 2016

Vox Machina go on a secret mission to the decimated city of Draconia, in the hopes of learning more about the Chroma Conclave.

star 9.33
3 votes
Race to the Ziggurat

#20 - Race to the Ziggurat

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Dec 3, 2015

Vox Machina vs. The Briarwoods: who will survive? And what terrible secret waits for our heroes beneath Whitestone?

star 9.33
6 votes

#21 - Omens

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Jan 21, 2016

Vox Machina is in disarray as a mysterious skull is found and Vax questions the priorities of the group. Meanwhile, the city of Emon experiences a substantial political shift.

star 9.33
6 votes

#22 - Umbrasyl

Season 1 - Episode 55 - Aired Jun 2, 2016

Vox Machina heads up Gatshadow Mountain for their final confrontation with the Dragon Umbrasyl.

star 9.33
3 votes
The Echo Tree

#23 - The Echo Tree

Season 1 - Episode 63 - Aired Aug 11, 2016

Vox Machina find the root of the pestilence deep within the Shademirk, and come face to face with the creature who holds the next vestige.

star 9.33
3 votes
Shadows of Thomara

#24 - Shadows of Thomara

Season 1 - Episode 111 - Aired Sep 14, 2017

In this episode, Vox Machina make their way through the cursed caverns of the undead dwarven city of Thomara, hoping their presence won’t be discovered…

star 9.33
3 votes
The Ruby and the Sapphire

#25 - The Ruby and the Sapphire

Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired Sep 6, 2018

Beach episode! The Mighty Nein explore Nicodranas and Jester reunites with her mother, the famed Ruby of the Sea...

star 9.33
6 votes