The BEST episodes of Critical Role

Every episode of Critical Role ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Critical Role!

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!

Last Updated: 2/27/2024Network: TwitchStatus: Continuing
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Vecna, the Ascended
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9.85
13 votes

#1 - Vecna, the Ascended

Season 1 - Episode 114 - Aired 10/5/2017

Vox Machina battles Vecna.

The Final Ascent
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9.83
12 votes

#2 - The Final Ascent

Season 1 - Episode 113 - Aired 9/28/2017

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

The Chapter Closes
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9.83
12 votes

#3 - The Chapter Closes

Season 1 - Episode 115 - Aired 10/12/2017

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

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Long May He Reign
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9.78
18 votes

#4 - Long May He Reign

Season 2 - Episode 140 - Aired 5/27/2021

Deep in the heart of Cognouza, the Mighty Nein face the second form of the Neo-Somnovem in hopes of bringing an end to his nightmarish dominion.

Lost & Found
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9.60
42 votes

#5 - Lost & Found

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/5/2018

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…

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Refjorged
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9.55
11 votes

#6 - Refjorged

Season 2 - Episode 76 - Aired 8/22/2019

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

A Favor in Kind
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9.53
40 votes

#7 - A Favor in Kind

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/26/2018

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...

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A Bard's Lament
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9.50
14 votes

#8 - A Bard's Lament

Season 1 - Episode 85 - Aired 2/9/2017

Grog vs. Earthbreaker Groon in the Temple of Kord! Scanlan awakes! Vox Machina go to see a guy about a hand!

The Fear of Isolation
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9.50
8 votes

#9 - The Fear of Isolation

Season 1 - Episode 105 - Aired 7/13/2017

Vox Machina travel to the pools of Wittebak where they meet a lonely stranger residing in a strange old house…

Fond Farewells
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9.47
19 votes

#10 - Fond Farewells

Season 2 - Episode 141 - Aired 6/3/2021

The Mighty Nein return to the Blooming Grove to process what they've endured and to take their first steps towards embracing whatever the future holds in store...

Fair-weather Faith
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9.46
13 votes

#11 - Fair-weather Faith

Season 2 - Episode 123 - Aired 1/28/2021

The Mighty Nein must contend with eye-opening revelations and ever-shifting power dynamics as they continue to forge towards Aeor...

Misery Loves Company
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9.43
14 votes

#12 - Misery Loves Company

Season 2 - Episode 93 - Aired 1/30/2020

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...

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The Apogee Solstice
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9.42
12 votes

#13 - The Apogee Solstice

Season 3 - Episode 51 - Aired 3/9/2023

Bells Hells race against time and lifelong plotting as they attempt to stop the Ruby Vanguard from releasing the god-eater Predathos and potentially dooming the world...

Rumble at Rumblecusp
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9.40
10 votes

#14 - Rumble at Rumblecusp

Season 2 - Episode 105 - Aired 8/6/2020

Armed with knowledge and an amorphous plan, the Mighty Nein prepare to confront Rumblecusp's dangerous overlord...

Reunions
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9.39
44 votes

#15 - Reunions

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/19/2015

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.

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The Kill Box
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9.38
13 votes

#16 - The Kill Box

Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired 5/5/2016

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

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Trial of the Take
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9.38
47 votes

#17 - Trial of the Take

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/30/2015

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…

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The Cathedral
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9.36
11 votes

#18 - The Cathedral

Season 2 - Episode 86 - Aired 11/21/2019

The Mighty Nein race to the cathedral of the Dawnfather in a desperate effort to stop Obann’s sinister plot…

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Rebirth
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9.36
11 votes

#19 - Rebirth

Season 2 - Episode 139 - Aired 5/20/2021

The Mighty Nein prepare for an intense confrontation with their transformed former friend, but the Nonagon who awaits them above the streets of Cognouza is more powerful than any of them anticipated...

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Where the River Goes
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9.35
40 votes

#20 - Where the River Goes

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/19/2018

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

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Whispers
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9.32
44 votes

#21 - Whispers

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/22/2015

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?

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Desperate Measures
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9.29
17 votes

#22 - Desperate Measures

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 1/28/2016

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.

Rime and Reason
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9.25
12 votes

#23 - Rime and Reason

Season 2 - Episode 75 - Aired 8/15/2019

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!)

The Ruby and the Sapphire
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9.25
12 votes

#24 - The Ruby and the Sapphire

Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired 9/6/2018

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

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Blood and Dust
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9.25
16 votes

#25 - Blood and Dust

Season 3 - Episode 33 - Aired 9/8/2022

Surrounded by chaos, Bells Hells act quickly to secure their quarry, but their attempted escape leads to an unexpected confrontation with a deadly foe...

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