The BEST episodes of RWBY

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

The story takes place in the world of Remnant, which is filled with supernatural forces and shadowy creatures known as the "Creatures of Grimm." Prior to the events of the series, mankind waged a battle of survival against the Grimm before discovering the power of a mysterious element called Dust, which allowed them to fight back against the monsters. In the present day, Dust is used to power magical abilities and weapons. Those who use these abilities to battle the Grimm are known as Huntsmen or Huntresses.The series focuses on four girls, each with her own unique weapon and powers. Together, they form team RWBY at Beacon Academy in the city of Vale, where they are trained to become Huntresses alongside team CRDL (pronounced "cardinal"), team JNPR (pronounced "juniper"), team SSSN (pronounced "sun") and team CFVY (pronounced "coffee").

Last Updated: 2/22/2024Network: CrunchyrollStatus: Continuing
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End of the Beginning
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8.63
79 votes

#1 - End of the Beginning

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/13/2016

The attack continues. As Ruby rushes to help at the school, Cinder battles Ozpin before being confronted by Pyrrha.

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No Safe Haven
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8.53
59 votes

#2 - No Safe Haven

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/4/2017

With Qrow incapacitated, Team RNJR is left to fight the Nuckelavee alone.

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Heroes and Monsters
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8.51
75 votes

#3 - Heroes and Monsters

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/6/2016

Ruby fights Neo and Torchwick as the rest of the students fight the hacked Paladins at the school.

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It's Brawl in the Family
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8.38
101 votes

#4 - It's Brawl in the Family

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/14/2015

Winter Schnee, Weiss' stern older sister, arrives at Beacon and battles Qrow Branwen. Meanwhile, Cinder continues to build upon her ultimate scheme.

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Players and Pieces
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8.36
128 votes

#5 - Players and Pieces

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/5/2013

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang, Jaune, Pyrrha, and fellow students Nora and Ren fight for their lives against the monstrous inhabitants of the Emerald Forest in their first true test as Huntsmen and Huntresses.

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Confessions Within Cumulonimbus Clouds
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8.31
35 votes

#6 - Confessions Within Cumulonimbus Clouds

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/25/2023

In which old friends reunite.

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The Lost Fable
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8.30
74 votes

#7 - The Lost Fable

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/10/2018

What is your favorite fairy tale?

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Tea Amidst Terrible Trouble
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8.23
30 votes

#8 - Tea Amidst Terrible Trouble

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/8/2023

In which some tea is spilled.

Of Solitude and Self
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8.20
30 votes

#9 - Of Solitude and Self

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/22/2023

In which a choice must be made.

Battle of Beacon
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8.19
73 votes

#10 - Battle of Beacon

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/30/2016

As the Grimm attack Beacon, Ruby rallies the other tournament teams to fight. Torchwick takes control of Ironwood's flagship.

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The Enemy of Trust
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8.17
47 votes

#11 - The Enemy of Trust

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/1/2020

Who will you become when your greatest fears are realized?

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Gravity
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8.17
42 votes

#12 - Gravity

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/18/2020

Between Watts, Tyrian, and the seemingly endless swarm of Grimm, evil is encroaching on our heroes from all sides. The biggest threat, however, may be hiding where they least expect it.

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Remembrance
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8.16
62 votes

#13 - Remembrance

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/29/2016

Team RNJR discovers the remains of a massacred town and Weiss is cornered by her father.

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With Friends Like These
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8.15
46 votes

#14 - With Friends Like These

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/25/2020

With Salem's forces drawing closer, and the General's orders for their arrest, our heroes are forced to fight on all fronts to save the city Ironwood has abandoned.

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The Perils of Paper Houses
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8.13
30 votes

#15 - The Perils of Paper Houses

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/1/2023

In which plans and schedules are made.

The Next Step
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8.12
66 votes

#16 - The Next Step

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/22/2016

Six months after the Fall of Beacon, Ruby has set out for Mistral with Jaune, Nora, and Ren. Salem assigns her council and plots their next move.

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Of Runaways and Stowaways
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8.10
60 votes

#17 - Of Runaways and Stowaways

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/5/2016

Blake sails to Menagerie, but is interrupted by a Grimm attack.

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Painting the Town...
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8.09
75 votes

#18 - Painting the Town...

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/14/2014

Blake and Sun find Torchwick supplying advanced armaments to a group of radicals, but are discovered before they can escape. All of team RWBY must unite to defeat their enemy's newest weapon.

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Tipping Point
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8.07
56 votes

#19 - Tipping Point

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/10/2016

Weiss performs at the charity concert while Team RNJR comes across an abandoned town called Oniyuri.

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Punished
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8.07
56 votes

#20 - Punished

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/24/2016

Oscar learns about his connection to Ozpin, Weiss faces the consequences of her actions, and Ruby joins Qrow in the fight against Tyrian.

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Downfall
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8.02
59 votes

#21 - Downfall

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/13/2018

Ruby distracts Emerald and Mercury long enough for Yang to pursue Raven and Cinder, while a recovered Weiss summons the Lancer Queen to defeat Hazel. Adam prepares to destroy the school, but Blake arrives with the rest of the Faunus to take him into custody. Raven defeats Cinder in a grueling battle and unlocks the relic, but is confronted by Yang before she can claim it.

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No Brakes
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8.01
68 votes

#22 - No Brakes

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/23/2014

Team RWBY fights against the clock to stop a train from reaching its destination.

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PvP
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8.00
73 votes

#23 - PvP

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/16/2016

Pyrrha faces Penny in the singles round before things quickly start to fall apart.

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Taking Control
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7.97
65 votes

#24 - Taking Control

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/28/2017

Cinder trains and Tyrian reels from his defeat. Yang, Weiss, and Blake each decide to take matters into their own hands.

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Lighting the Fire
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7.95
66 votes

#25 - Lighting the Fire

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/4/2017

Yang tells Raven that she needs her Semblance, which allows her to create portals and teleport to people she's bonded with, to get to Ruby. Raven initially refuses, claiming that Ozpin is not to be trusted, but Weiss escapes her confinement with the help of her Armored Knight and reunites with Yang. Not wanting to attract Grimm, Raven agrees to Yang's demands and summons her and Weiss to her tent to tell them what they need to know.

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