The BEST Episodes of Critical Role
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2021
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!
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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?
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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…
#5 - 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...
#6 - 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...
#7 - Dockside Diplomacy
Season 2 - Episode 35 - Aired Sep 20, 2018
The Mighty Nein find success in their task for the Ruby, but chaos ensues as they continue their search for Marius LePual...
#8 - A Hole in the Plan
Season 2 - Episode 42 - Aired Nov 15, 2018
The Mighty Nein explore the pirate island of Darktow, and attempt to undermine Avantika...
#9 - 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!)
#10 - Bathhouses and Bastions
Season 2 - Episode 90 - Aired Jan 9, 2020
The Mighty Nein continue their research and relaxation in Rexxentrum before returning to Xhorhas in hopes of convincing the Bright Queen to parley...
#11 - Misery Loves Company
Season 2 - Episode 93 - Aired Jan 30, 2020
The Mighty Nein find themselves on the hunt for the entity responsible for Nott's predicament, but neither the journey nor the quarry are quite what they expected...
#12 - The Fancy and the Fooled
Season 2 - Episode 97 - Aired Feb 27, 2020
Live from Chicago! The Mighty Nein return to Nicodranas, where happy reunions and fantastic makeovers are shadowed by revelations about someone close to the party...
#13 - An Open Window
Season 2 - Episode 114 - Aired Oct 29, 2020
Having arrived in Eiselcross, the Mighty Nein get acquainted with their allies even as threads and fates begin to cross...
#14 - Sarsaparilla, Licorice, and Red Hot
Season 2 - Episode 127 - Aired Feb 25, 2021
The Mighty Nein enact a heist on the storage vaults of the Vergessen Sanitorium, but their quick caper proves more difficult and dangerous than they'd anticipated...
#15 - Trial of the Take
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…
#16 - Trial of the Take: Part 4
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 20, 2015
The three members of Vox Machina and their Slayer’s Take companions make their way down into the tunnels beneath the Velvet Cabaret, pursuing their mercurial prey. The path is far from easy, but after a handful of harrowing obstacles are surmounted, the dwarven warrior, Thorbir, leads the hunting party into the the hidden lair of the elusive Rakshasa.
#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.
#18 - What Lies Beneath The Surface
Season 1 - Episode 81 - Aired Jan 12, 2017
The chase is on as Vox Machina search for Raishan and the stolen dragon eggs.
#19 - The Rematch
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 10, 2015
As Vox Machina prepares for their return to Emon, Grog demands a rematch against Kern to regain his honor. Keylith and Tiberius get into trouble with the law, as Burt “Scanlan” Reynolds mounts a legal defense. Percy has a series of unusual encounters while shopping, as Vax contemplates a tattoo. Upon returning home, the group has an awkward encounter with a fan, but there’s no time to rest with bad news on the horizon…
#20 - The Feast
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 17, 2015
Percy reveals the full tale of his blood feud with the Briarwoods, leaving Vox Machina just one week to prepare. While half the team returns to Kraghammer to settle old debts, Vax acquires some new weapons, Percy forges a special surprise, and makeovers are applied to Trinket and Grog. Finally, the group makes their way to a fateful dinner with the sinister and mysterious Lord and Lady Briarwood…
#21 - Crimson Diplomacy
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 24, 2015
Vax finds himself alone in the clutches of the villainous Briarwoods! While the team rushes in to save him, they are joined by a mysterious tiefling named Lilith, a powerful wizard who is on the run from vicious bounty hunters. Can Vox Machina save both Vax and Lilith from their violent fates? With special guest player, Kit Buss!
#22 - Consequences and Cows
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 1, 2015
Reeling from the aftermath of their battle against the Briarwoods, Vox Machina is called before Sovereign Uriel to answer for their recent destructive behavior. Looking to bolster their reputation, the group agrees to hunt a mysterious giant bird terrorizing the countryside…
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - Vecna, the Ascended
Season 1 - Episode 114 - Aired Oct 5, 2017
Vox Machina battles Vecna.