Duplicity | Critical Role | Campaign 2, Episode 55

  • Published on Mar 18, 2019
  • The Mighty Nein engage in an intense battle with some nasty fiends below the city of Asarius as they search for the source of the rifts.
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  • Flando Maltrizian
    Flando Maltrizian 2 months ago +2103

    HEY, there might be some SPOILERS under the thing
    1:20 Sam helps out my job search
    4:45 Critiquing Marisha’s notes
    10:25 Intro cinematic
    12:00 Episode Starts
    15:20 Recap Ends
    18:25 Nott’s weakness
    22:35 First battle begins
    25:40 Marisha’s football sounds
    37:00 Not sure if that was Beau or Marisha
    38:30 Charge blindly
    40:40 Messing with Fjord
    44:35 Messages from beyond the veil
    45:25 Called a quasit
    48:35 Stay (feat. Nott)
    50:25 Detect Dicks
    53:45 Suspicious high five
    55:20 I don’t cat with my paw, I cat with my heart
    59:05 Looking for Nott
    1:03:10 Caleb betrays the party
    1:07:15 Second battle begins
    1:10:50 Zemnian joke
    1:12:20 Metagaming pigeon
    1:15:35 Picking spells to kill the party
    1:20:00 A great spell to celebrate the Kickstarter
    1:22:35 Bidet
    1:37:55 Luckily, Fjord was useless
    1:42:00 Eeeldrith blasts
    1:51:15 Break Starts
    1:52:05 A message from Ashley
    2:00:20 Art Montage
    2:013:50 Break Ends
    2:15:50 The final battle begins
    2:22:45 Return of the rhymes
    2:24:10 That was a pun too far
    2:32:20 HDYWTDT
    2:35:25 Sam, don’t be vulgar with Laura
    2:43:25 Marisha monks Liam
    2:45:50 Punch Liam for luck
    2:46:40 Sam has the power to ruin rolls
    2:59:15 YEEHAW
    3:08:30 Make Ashley kill Caleb
    3:18:00 It’ll be better when we’re dead
    3:20:55 Fudge, man
    3:25:10 The most devastating rhyme yet
    3:37:00 Matt is accidentally the worst
    3:32:10 Yasha finally listens
    3:46:55 UP THE BUTT
    3:51:20 Caleb gets a turn
    3:53:35 HDYWTDT
    4:03:30 HDYWTDT (twice in one shot!)
    4:05:05 Saving a life
    4:07:25 Cad gets his vision
    4:08:45 Max blood effects
    4:25:10 Episode Ends
    Twitch live viewership of this episode peaked around 55,000 people. The in-game start date for the episode was the 20th of Horisal 836. Sam’s flask says, “What Would Rammstein Do?”
    The 7.5-million-dollar mark has been passed. If they get to 8.8 in the next month, we get the full Briarwood arc.
    Any moments I missed? Feel free to post them here. Is it Thursday yet?

    • Brianna Rebich
      Brianna Rebich 5 days ago

      4:43:00 fjord is shook

    • Rexzilla4508
      Rexzilla4508 12 days ago

      There is an extra 0 at break ends.

    • Brdycnt
      Brdycnt 20 days ago

      Timestamp for break ends has an additional 0 btw.

    • criscos channel
      criscos channel Month ago

      Flando Maltrizian 2:13:50

    • William Poster
      William Poster Month ago

      Hey, I love these comments but just thought I'd let you know: The end of break timestamp on this one has an extra zero, making it loop to The Rook and The Raven intro.

  • Medikto D
    Medikto D 19 hours ago

    𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒚 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒔 𝒅𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒔 ? is it bad tactic in 5e dnd (before 0 hp?) or it's just critical role players?

  • Nick Watson
    Nick Watson Day ago

    I made a thing about Sam.

  • iOnRX9
    iOnRX9 2 days ago


  • Turing Machine
    Turing Machine 2 days ago

    WOW . . . one of the best parts of the campaign so far.

  • Jon Melkier
    Jon Melkier 3 days ago +2

    "That's A Lot of Head" Laura Bailey 2019

  • Alex Frost
    Alex Frost 3 days ago

    Why is Liam always getting charmed?

  • adam paton
    adam paton 5 days ago +1

    Man, it's a good thing I'm behind on this show (something I have never said before) because if I had no later episodes on the play list to prove that the nein don't die here I would be having a heart attack right now

  • pplbaffleme 963
    pplbaffleme 963 6 days ago


  • Orlando Cigarruista
    Orlando Cigarruista 6 days ago

    "Turn that Shit OFF!!!"" 6:43 Haahaha

  • Brian Burson
    Brian Burson 7 days ago

    Talesin managed to die twice before anyone else died once.

  • Brian Burson
    Brian Burson 7 days ago

    This was honestly worse than their situation with Avantika on the squalleater.

  • OfTheRose95
    OfTheRose95 8 days ago

    I'm glad Matt finally got to use all that research he put into studying water vs fire that he had to trash when Avantika died.

  • ZenBear
    ZenBear 8 days ago +1

    Did anyone else notice Travis’ expression at 3:41:57? He rolled a 16, and Yasha has a -1 Wisdom save. She failed the save, but Travis didn’t have the heart to crush everyone’s joy. You big softie 😉

  • Nin Brannon
    Nin Brannon 8 days ago +1

    Every episode, I go from "You people are amazing, and I love you all!" to "OH MY GOD, what is WRONG with you people?!" and back again, over and over.

  • LadyAJ
    LadyAJ 9 days ago

    I have never seen Taliesin that unprepared for a turn holy shit.

  • Claudette Pernue
    Claudette Pernue 9 days ago +3

    Matt: Cadeuces body, charred and...dead
    Me: Big Oof

  • Brayden Bernhardt
    Brayden Bernhardt 9 days ago

    “Oh, that’s biscuit..”

  • Julien Weber
    Julien Weber 10 days ago

    I know the cast doesn't want to metagame but they're taking it too far, really.
    "Mmhh I'm not sure if he's charmed"... They've been hunting down mind-bending demons and they have just received a fireball in the face from their friend. I think they can put two and two together. And even if they were in the corner and didn't see where it came from, they can see Caleb holding his hand, they know his history with fire and anybody could say "WTF Caleb" and everybody else would understand.
    By avoiding so much to act against their own instincts by fear of metagaming, they are actually metagaming because they're acting against what their character would probably do.

  • Deady4u
    Deady4u 10 days ago


  • josef x
    josef x 10 days ago


  • Clay Sapp Jr.
    Clay Sapp Jr. 10 days ago +3

    Dang, the Mighty Nein have noreguard for Beauregard.

  • Eve g
    Eve g 11 days ago

    Well fuck it was a good run guys lmao

  • Tat2dSoldier32
    Tat2dSoldier32 11 days ago

    if the barbarian is raging isn't it immune to any charm effects, Via Path of the beserker lvl 6?

    • Darren Diaz
      Darren Diaz 10 days ago

      Yasha is a path of the zealot barbarian, from Xanathar's Guide to Everything.

  • Zuterwer
    Zuterwer 12 days ago

    Alright... so that was a fun campaign. Time to roll all new chars.
    I dont know the end of the succubus fight, but damn, it doesnt look good

  • Brayden Bernhardt
    Brayden Bernhardt 12 days ago

    Taliesin is indeed full of blue dream energy.

  • LadyVictorinox
    LadyVictorinox 12 days ago

    Is Matt wearing basketball shorts?

  • El Gero Motion Pictures
    El Gero Motion Pictures 13 days ago +10

    Sam is so distracted with his Beauregard jokes, he is missing the "moving fjordward" goldmine.

  • Hunter White
    Hunter White 14 days ago +4

    I’ve never yelled at Matt Mercer louder in my life

  • gsimon123
    gsimon123 14 days ago

    I check out episode 56 quickly to see if Ashley was back yet. Noticed Taliesen wasn't there and was "oh well". Came back to here... that ending with Cad dropping... I was like... "no.........................................................."

  • Xoron
    Xoron 14 days ago

    34/2 is 17...

  • gsimon123
    gsimon123 15 days ago

    23:44 This melted my cold dark heart 8*)

  • Khent Ramirez
    Khent Ramirez 16 days ago

    4:03:52 you can see Sam's realization of what he has done.

  • Beor Beorian
    Beor Beorian 16 days ago

    The attacks against Yasha seemed to be a big mistake to me

  • Undomaranel
    Undomaranel 16 days ago +3

    Low-key upset Caleb didn't have to make his patented PTSD WIS save after that wall of fire, watching the victims, and/or getting a check against that mental argument considering his past experience with mental conditioning.
    That scene was still amazing, but I feel it missed some callbacks.

  • sleepinxonxbed
    sleepinxonxbed 16 days ago +9

    3:07:24 Liam makes a death saving throw, Travis squeals, Sam loses it

  • Razagan
    Razagan 17 days ago +1

    Liam just followed the instructions on sams flask, he just said "feuer frei!''

  • Aira Shanelle Mañago
    Aira Shanelle Mañago 17 days ago

    I know this episode came out about two months ago, but just for clarification for anyone who's just arriving: Yasha is not a Berserker. If I recall correctly, she's a Path of the Zealot Barbarian, and only Berserkers (as of now) have the 'Mindless Rage' feat which allows them to simply shake off Charm effects with a rage.

  • Aira Shanelle Mañago
    Aira Shanelle Mañago 17 days ago

    I know this episode came out about two months ago, but just for clarification to anyone who's just arriving: Yasha is not a Berserker. If I recall correctly, she's a Path of the Zealot Barbarian, and only Berserkers (as of now) have the 'Mindless Rage' feat which allows them to simply shake off Charm effects with a rage.

  • Aira Shanelle Mañago
    Aira Shanelle Mañago 17 days ago

    My favorite moment in this entire episode is Danni screaming in the background a few seconds after HDYWDT? because of the time gap. xD

  • WiseEmu
    WiseEmu 17 days ago

    Who knew Caleb would be such a great supervillain? Lol

  • Axle Dave Santiano
    Axle Dave Santiano 17 days ago +2

    I really want to play DnD here in the Philippines, but nobody knows what the frick it is!

    • Aira Shanelle Mañago
      Aira Shanelle Mañago 17 days ago

      @Axle Dave Santiano Then join another group, my friend! One that also plays! You're allowed to have more than one. ^-^

    • Axle Dave Santiano
      Axle Dave Santiano 17 days ago +1

      @Aira Shanelle MañagoYung Group circles ko hindi into sa fantasy roleplaying kasi

    • Aira Shanelle Mañago
      Aira Shanelle Mañago 17 days ago

      DUDE, WHAT'RE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Saan ka banda naka-tira? There's surely a group nearby!

  • Sionnach Meaney
    Sionnach Meaney 17 days ago +1

    Episode 55
    In which Caleb becomes a mini boss

  • Mr. Wisk
    Mr. Wisk 18 days ago +1

    nice rage breaks charm effect but fuck it right?

    • Mr. Wisk
      Mr. Wisk 17 days ago +1

      @Aira Shanelle Mañago hmmm got it

    • Aira Shanelle Mañago
      Aira Shanelle Mañago 17 days ago

      Yasha's a Path of the Zealot Barbarian though, and if I recall correctly, only Berserkers have the Mindless Rage feat that allows them to resist Charmed effects while raging.

  • superlolgal555
    superlolgal555 18 days ago +12

    This was legit the most stressful fight I've ever watched in the history of forever

  • Pure Panphobia
    Pure Panphobia 19 days ago +4

    Laura: "Has advantage and still rolls super low*
    Matt: You guys are killin me!
    Taliesin, muffled by the noise in the room: That's not how this works, it's actually the other way around.

  • Dakota Perhaps
    Dakota Perhaps 21 day ago +2

    Very important question about the legend of vox machina: where is it going to air?

  • Mossy Rock
    Mossy Rock 21 day ago

    Break ends

  • Simon Chavez
    Simon Chavez 22 days ago +2

    uhh yeah i'll uhh um... hmmm... maybe... no if uhh… umm. ok im gonna... im gonna.. hmm no... well... well maybe if I.... hmm no... ok im going to cast... im going to cast... well actually maybe I should.... hmmm... sorry I... hmmmm… ok im going... I'm thinking... I'm thinking if I... hmm... well... ok I'm going to do a basic attack.
    - Talisen, literally every single action in every single turn he's ever taken or will ever take.
    come on dude, this isn't difficult at all. And shame on Mercer for allowing this shit every single time. an action shouldn't take 5 minutes of deliberation

  • Aaron Feuerstein
    Aaron Feuerstein 23 days ago

    wait, aren't tieflings naturally resistant to fire damage? so shouldn't whatever fire based damage Jester takes be halved?

    • Brdycnt
      Brdycnt 19 days ago

      You're right! It's their ancestors! My bad there, cheers bud.

    • Aaron Feuerstein
      Aaron Feuerstein 19 days ago +1

      @Brdycnt ehhh I'm not sure about that. There's nothing official that states that, that would be more of a homebrew thing for a DM and player to come to a conclusion for. Tieflings 'Hellish Resistance' trait comes from the Devill they descend from so you COULD have a talk with your DM and come to some kind of background story that the devil you descended from was some kind of ice or lightning devil therefore you would have ice or lightning resistance, but as for actual source material for d&d 5e there's nothing that says that a Tiefling's resistance is based on their color, that's more of a dragonborn thing there.

    • Brdycnt
      Brdycnt 20 days ago

      Depends on the type of Tiefling. That's for red ones.

  • Travis Russell
    Travis Russell 24 days ago

    So how is Bo using 2 sets of magic bracers?

  • Leon Lesser
    Leon Lesser 24 days ago

    Holy shit what a rollercoaster

  • zczcxxcxvvvz
    zczcxxcxvvvz 24 days ago +1

    If Jester was as fat as some people draw her she'd be taking points of exhaustion every 2 hours. Skinny girls can like candy too.

    • Aira Shanelle Mañago
      Aira Shanelle Mañago 17 days ago

      Right! And not all girls that love sweets become inevitably chubby! Some have great metabolism, y'all, and seeing as how Jester goes through a lot of travel and extracurricular activities, I'd say she gets enough exercise to stave off the sugar. :T

  • Drew Probus
    Drew Probus 25 days ago +1

    Yasha raged and when you rage you can't be charmed... She shouldnt of been killing her friends at all.

    • Aira Shanelle Mañago
      Aira Shanelle Mañago 17 days ago

      She's a Path of the Zealot Barbarian. As of now, only Berserkers have 'Mindless Rage', which allows them to shake off Charmed effects while raging.

  • Nuker Wolf
    Nuker Wolf 25 days ago

    Matt Colville saves Caleb 3:51:20

  • Eggdromeda
    Eggdromeda 25 days ago

    -potential spoiler-

    Didn't Caleb fail a Death save right before getting stabbed by Yasha which gave him two additional fails(if I recall correctly)? Just saying.. 3 fails.

  • Venenarius
    Venenarius 26 days ago


  • Chelsea Donahue
    Chelsea Donahue 27 days ago +3

    "It has far more confidence than you do right now...."
    Everything has far more confidence than me, my friend

  • Chelsea Donahue
    Chelsea Donahue 28 days ago

    Imp thing: *Roars at Nott*
    Nott: *Roars back*

  • Chelsea Donahue
    Chelsea Donahue 28 days ago

    Fjord: *Casts a spell*
    Fjord: *Only one affected by the spell, which is BAD*

  • Mister Turk Turkle
    Mister Turk Turkle 29 days ago +1

    Why is elon musk leaning on a mustard lurrd in need of about seven haircuts?

  • Hearty1100
    Hearty1100 29 days ago

    3:34:11 No Matt you are killing them 😂

  • Sydney Cottrell
    Sydney Cottrell 29 days ago +3

    I play an Incubus in one of my games (modified to be less OP) and he pulled off some AMAZING party-saving charm shit last game. Thanks Matt for giving me more ideas to use on our enemies.

  • ash marshall
    ash marshall Month ago +54

    "it's an explosive arrow"
    "oh no"
    top 10 photos taken right before disaster

  • iHe
    iHe Month ago

    Not sure if succubus can auto-charm creatures but I thought it was great for the shocking narrative purpose. All I know is if I tried that with my group they'd freak and argue until the end of the session
    Edit: Or until Uk'otoa took over the material plane

  • oldnotweak
    oldnotweak Month ago

    3:55:18 damn apple user!

  • ash marshall
    ash marshall Month ago

    travis is a soprano

  • Daniel Bernthold
    Daniel Bernthold Month ago

    Slooooooooooooow HAHAHA

  • ash marshall
    ash marshall Month ago

    ok not to be That Guy but matt acting the succubus? oof

  • Noiz faen
    Noiz faen Month ago +1

    unpopular opinion but matt has been on Travis and Ashley that opportunity attacks cant be reckless and the one time he uses it vs Cadueses he makes it reckless...

    • Simon Chavez
      Simon Chavez 21 day ago

      @Noiz faen Indeed :)

    • Noiz faen
      Noiz faen 22 days ago +1

      @Simon Chavez true just bugs me sometimes i still really love the show and acting, nothing is perfect am i right?

    • Simon Chavez
      Simon Chavez 22 days ago

      I've never heard anyone describe Mercers dm'ing as consistent

  • Media Addict
    Media Addict Month ago


  • Neon Drops
    Neon Drops Month ago


    OH MY FUCKING..... GOD, they almost lost Caduceus...AGAIN...FFS ARGH
    Man Taliesin has no luck in this campaign I swear BAH.... they gotta be more careful

  • Miles
    Miles Month ago


  • Sterling Archer
    Sterling Archer Month ago +1

    They're all so afraid that Matt will punish them for metagaming that they force their characters to ignore obvious signs. Caleb arm extended and you just took a fireball to the face, you know damn well where it came from but if you act on it the DM will give you crap about it.

  • Danny Korves
    Danny Korves Month ago

    Doesn't Yasha's sword dispell magic? Why didn't they use it to dispell the portal device after the battle?

  • Lucky Yang
    Lucky Yang Month ago

    Sometimes... so hard to watch.

  • little diamond
    little diamond Month ago

    4:11:49 did Matt just say "the smell you heard"?

  • Paul Landers
    Paul Landers Month ago

    WOooooooooooowwww!!!!!!!!!!!! It's been a long time since I was on the edge of my seat like that.

  • well,
    well, Month ago

    "Fudge man" has the same energy as "We're running, it's bad." dsanjfnskal

  • Carl-Johan Settergren

    Best flask so far Sam! WWRD. :D

  • Michael-Wayne Rutledge

    3:04:30 Epic Death Becomes Her reference. \m/

  • DesReploidVA
    DesReploidVA Month ago

    I love that you could see/hear realization set in how apperant death is to Laura when Caleb casts Wall of Fire.

  • Thecampbell97 Campbell

    Boregard it’s time to goregard rollregard and beat that hoeregard

  • rk9sbpro83
    rk9sbpro83 Month ago +2

    Travis should really try and remember he is a half-orc so he doesn't drop unconscious as easily

  • Joshua Bryant
    Joshua Bryant Month ago

    Being hit while stable & unconscious with 1 hit point would just reduce you to 0 hit points. They shouldn't have needed to cast that spell with the diamond!

  • Koren Greenberg
    Koren Greenberg Month ago

    2:27:38 ahhhhh charm monster trargets literally everything

  • Jules Konst
    Jules Konst Month ago

    Cad needs to fr do more offensive magic

  • Hunter Hagen
    Hunter Hagen Month ago +1

    It’s taken me two months to get an hour into this episode guys. I’m sorry but this one isn’t that interesting

  • Skallia Ray
    Skallia Ray Month ago

    I have a feeling that nott is using caleb and caleb thinks notts her friend. The cross road in story if this is true will be... amazing to watch.

  • Valentine
    Valentine Month ago

    2:43:28 watch that elbow-regard

  • ScottofOakland
    ScottofOakland Month ago


  • ScottofOakland
    ScottofOakland Month ago +1

    WAIT A MINUTE....Didn't Caleb shrug off the Charm Spell LESS THAN 24HOURS EARLIER??????? He should be IMMUNE

    • ScottofOakland
      ScottofOakland 16 days ago

      Also the other creature could have been the one doing the charm so he wouldn't have been immune

    • Razagan
      Razagan 17 days ago

      there was a week between these episodes it's logical they fjorgot.

  • Steve Block
    Steve Block Month ago

    TPK if you remember what has happened and did not have a DM that is trying to actively not kill you. Pretty weak.

  • Meghan McGuire
    Meghan McGuire Month ago

    Put the rift maker in the bag of holding! open it later and just see a little demon face popping outta the bag "rahhh"

  • Craig Richo
    Craig Richo Month ago

    Chester has 'Dick Sence' is that cannon now

  • Sinley
    Sinley Month ago

    One does not simply draw calm backgrounds listening to this.

  • Zero98
    Zero98 Month ago

    2:07:36 . Can someone give me some context here? What was that about?

    • AP4e_
      AP4e_ Month ago

      Zero98 no problem, happy to be of help

    • Zero98
      Zero98 Month ago

      @AP4e_ Thank you, my mind was going a bit numb there.

    • AP4e_
      AP4e_ Month ago

      It‘s the bugbear from last episode having his „dream“ about the beautiful 2 bugbears that visit him, aka the succubi. In the backround you can see yasha kick open the door to the house, like she did last episode

  • Nick Gutierrez
    Nick Gutierrez Month ago

    2:24:13 Sam's character isn't a bard anymore, but he somehow still uses cutting words.

  • Vampy
    Vampy Month ago

    i've been avoiding this episode cuz i know what happens and i'm afraid. i know it all works out in the end but i don't wanna live through it lmao but now i'm five episodes behind so. time to dive in

  • Doctorwithnoname222
    Doctorwithnoname222 Month ago +3

    "Is he masterbating?"
    "You might see something..."
    Me: "It's raining inside..." XP