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 Month ago +1836

    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?

    • TheLuftpolsterfolie
      TheLuftpolsterfolie 7 days ago

      Break ends still puts you to the beginning of the episode

    • Jakub Ziarno
      Jakub Ziarno 8 days ago

      3:26:40 Traveler crit

    • namenotavailableyet
      namenotavailableyet 17 days ago

      break link has typo

    • Rookzer0
      Rookzer0 22 days ago

      You forgot to mention at 4:25:28 My fan art made it into the video :D I'm So happy!

    • Willy Wonka
      Willy Wonka 24 days ago

      Flando, the god among men. I am not criticizing but the time stamp for break ends has a little typo. Stay lit

  • Ken Thomas
    Ken Thomas Day ago

    I find it somewhat perverse that I was taking delight in Liam's delight and cheering him on during this..... :D The rise of Darth Caleb. I was actually cheering him on... I think I might be a bad person guys...

  • GhostKingLink
    GhostKingLink 2 days ago

    He almost had to roll another character omfg

  • Squafflus
    Squafflus 2 days ago

    Wooaaahh, well that was intense

  • that one girl
    that one girl 2 days ago

    i dunno who was more excited by the Charm spell, Matt or Liam. why do we keep trying to kill Tal's characters tho? lol

  • Bernardo Correia
    Bernardo Correia 2 days ago


  • Glorious Phantom
    Glorious Phantom 2 days ago


  • suprememagusx
    suprememagusx 3 days ago

    At 4:11:40 Matt just said "The smell that you heard."

  • Redwood
    Redwood 3 days ago +1

    Is it just me or does it seem like everyone has been super impatient or something with Taliesin lately?

    • Rat
      Rat Day ago

      I notice it too. He's stalling a lot on his turns, might be that?

  • Who cares who I am
    Who cares who I am 3 days ago

    I love Laura's face at 1:53 when she hears "dice" and she realizes Sam is talking about her

  • pike vena
    pike vena 3 days ago

    Matt trying hard for that TPK.

  • RuSosan
    RuSosan 3 days ago

    At the same time I *love* the fact that Matt was guilt-tripping MN with the killing of adorable little Quasits, BUT since I absolutely love and adore those little shitheads as familiars and creatures, it also felt absolutely terrible.

  • TheAquaMarine
    TheAquaMarine 3 days ago

    tfw the whole explosive arrow thing didnt have to happen because nott had sneak attack for being hidden and holy fuck sam needs to learn what gives sneak attack

  • Alex P.
    Alex P. 4 days ago

    I thought barbarians were immune to charm/mind control when raged..

    • Ogr Bell
      Ogr Bell 3 days ago

      Only as a berserker archetype. The ability is mindless rage.

  • Tylan Wyatt
    Tylan Wyatt 5 days ago

    Idk if anybody really minds outside of me, and thank you to whoever did the captions you are great; but there are a decent number of small mistakes if anybody wants to fix that

  • Aaron Radney
    Aaron Radney 5 days ago

    Beau just used a dang fatality lol.

  • Nosferatu
    Nosferatu 6 days ago

    I love how Sams doesn't look away until Liam insists he is OK after the uppercut from Marisha , The brothers love is too real XD

  • dead scorn
    dead scorn 6 days ago


    Caduceus uncon within 5ft of enemy, lost 2 death saving throws. Nott prepared an explosive bolt, fired at an enemy within melee range of Caduceus, THANK YOU MATT for letting the held actions of the party fuck them over.

  • MikeCammack1
    MikeCammack1 6 days ago

    I don’t remember Nott’s explosive arrows having AOE in the past. I think it’s lame that they did now, and made them burn their diamond. I could be mistaken about the AOE though

  • James Radar
    James Radar 7 days ago

    Hmmm more stuff for the monk who literally doesn’t need it. How about items that buff other characters for Christ sake.

  • Fishtastic
    Fishtastic 7 days ago +3

    idk why the subtitles in this episode are so bad........IT KEEPS SAYING "YOSHA"

  • derius douglas
    derius douglas 7 days ago

    Dude Yasha is fucking them up lmao

  • Anna McNeill
    Anna McNeill 7 days ago +1

    Them talking about the device: "Well, no one has dispel magic"
    Them: ""I wonder what we should do with it"
    Them: "Let's put it in the lead box"

  • DoughyInTheMiddle
    DoughyInTheMiddle 7 days ago

    53:45 Very disappointed in Liam's lack of "Ah...there's the rub!"

  • Euan Dunbar
    Euan Dunbar 7 days ago

    caleb should have been immune to the charm as it didn't work last session

  • Acclamator44
    Acclamator44 7 days ago +1

    RAMMSTEIN!!! - Hi from Germany.

  • Chris Lester
    Chris Lester 7 days ago

    Taliesin Jaffe is shaking so much!

  • Soriosh
    Soriosh 8 days ago


    Sam: Rolls a nat 20 for stealth.
    Sam: Hold action until he is engaged with someone.
    Me: What, why?
    Sam: Also loading an explosive arrow.
    I love all of these people to death, but that had me stressed.

  • Alex Dignard
    Alex Dignard 8 days ago

    The subtitles are weird in this episode, skull attack for spell attack, Yosha for Yasha, no host's name before their dialogue and a few other oddities. I hope it gets fixed in more recents episodes :(

    • HulluMel
      HulluMel 6 days ago

      I noticed it too kinda bothers me. I think it's because they switched to a professional captioning service. If I remember right they have a program that auto-generates captions that they apply to the episode and go in later to fix. I guess they haven't gotten around to it yet. (Not 100% sure though I think it's just what I remember from reading in their announcement about it)

  • crazywriterchic
    crazywriterchic 8 days ago

    Listened to the first half of this and then decided to wait until I could watch the second half and DAMN is Liam looking fine

  • Brianna AhMu
    Brianna AhMu 9 days ago

    Man, Laura doesn't attack with bonus actions anymore. Is there a reason?

  • conor hilton
    conor hilton 9 days ago

    I just finished watching 'Search for Grog' before watching this, and watching Laura playing Vex and then Jester, its lick a whole different person and i am not even talking about the character, watching her as a person play is so radically different.

  • Dennis Troha
    Dennis Troha 9 days ago

    17 points actually

  • alfredisthename
    alfredisthename 9 days ago

    Wait, did Matt let Yasha Reckless an AOO at 3:24:15?

  • Jem Zheng
    Jem Zheng 10 days ago +2

    anybody else think the periapt of wound closure is actually the periapt of death

  • DavidGomezEarthosVEVO
    DavidGomezEarthosVEVO 10 days ago

    GotHere By well I duno .. any essplanation?

  • Chris M
    Chris M 11 days ago

    Sam cpuld totally rock a pooh bear voice

  • Riley Loux
    Riley Loux 11 days ago

    *spoilers sorta* Super intense fight but that flavor kill should have totally been a god of war style kill; grab the horn and impale its skull through the stalagmite on the ground around it. I like what they did but I sat here for like 4 rounds dreaming of that sweet sweet glory kill.

  • leroyjenkinz7
    leroyjenkinz7 11 days ago

    God fucking dammit matt, you're a sadistic fucking assbag for making them fight like this. ESPECIALLY against people with fucking mind control.

  • jadeyn frericks
    jadeyn frericks 12 days ago

    They messed up so much on this episode on the one reaction when mr clay ran past she cant use reckless cause i wasnt her turn and not would have had advantage man i am so mad

  • Lucas martins
    Lucas martins 12 days ago

    elbowregard 2:43:25

  • porcelain doll
    porcelain doll 12 days ago +6

    fjord's reaction to when nott pretended to get hit by his eldritch blast..that was seriously the absolute sweetest. "take my spurs, but not my goblin girl!!"

  • Sr. Bootsnpants
    Sr. Bootsnpants 12 days ago

    It's silence Laura, silence!!

  • Hendry Wa
    Hendry Wa 12 days ago

    umm, in earlier campaign revivy need to roll. why its not now?

  • Taylor Alexandra
    Taylor Alexandra 12 days ago

    Who made Laura Bailey's adorable mug!?!?

  • oregeki
    oregeki 13 days ago

    I cant deal with how stressed Taliesin is watching this live would have been torture

  • Afraid Bacon
    Afraid Bacon 13 days ago

    I thought raged creatures couldnt be charmed

    • Taylor Alexandra
      Taylor Alexandra 12 days ago

      Yep, level 6 barbarian. To be fair though, Travis is controlling 2 characters and is probably freaking out. We had a situation like this in our game. Our monk wasn't there and ended up charmed too and we all forgot he could end that on himself. We were all so mad afterwards when we remembered because it was such a huge deal.

  • Legend Of Welda
    Legend Of Welda 14 days ago

    Wait, aren't barbarians immune to charm if they are raging?

  • Dan West
    Dan West 14 days ago

    Is it just me, or does Matt seem to ALWAYS roll high? Compared to the party, he's usually rolling high numbers, making savings, and frequently hitting. I'd be really interested to see a tally of all his rolls throughout season 2 to see his stats. It seems abnormally high

  • Hilary Jordan
    Hilary Jordan 14 days ago

    I turn my sleeves into dice bags! I take them off my clothes and then make them into dice bags.

  • John N
    John N 14 days ago

    "For with your subscription, what streams may come!" Willy himself would be jealous, I tell you...

  • Strat-O-Matic Delaware

    When the DM is smiling, it is already too late.

  • Emrigael Alpern
    Emrigael Alpern 14 days ago

    Matt: You're killin' me!
    Taliesin: That's not how this works. It's actually quite the opposite.
    my nerves are fucking shot right now

  • Sabeena
    Sabeena 14 days ago +10

    Marisha: [gets sidetracked by goldfish die]
    Travis: *OH MY GOD.*

  • LittleMissBlackBird
    LittleMissBlackBird 14 days ago

    Those who can sign: dose mat accidentally sign any thing at any point ? This episode or any other?

  • SammietheAverageGirl
    SammietheAverageGirl 15 days ago +2

    I've never felt so deeply upset during a fight before this was the WORST

    GRRAB 15 days ago

    It's funny how you can tell these new Closed Caption Transcription people they hired don't play D&D, looking at some of these odd mistranslations.

  • Adrian Caminiti
    Adrian Caminiti 15 days ago +7

    Sam: Punish That Slit!! No?
    Matt: No. Nononono no

  • Danilo Luís Faria
    Danilo Luís Faria 15 days ago +1

    I love tallesin, but he should work on his turns, he takes way too long.

    • Emily Blackie
      Emily Blackie 11 days ago

      Oh he drove me crazy this episode. All the "um ..uh...no...well...no...um...uh...uh...uh..." 's about had me throwing things.

  • Bailey Locklear
    Bailey Locklear 15 days ago

    Laura’s moment of asking the Traveler to tell The Wild Mother Cad need’s help was so sweet and then Matt going with it so well! I love all of Laura’s interactions with the Traveler ❤️

  • geoff2886
    geoff2886 15 days ago

    3:54:00 Dani in the background

  • Lord Plebatron
    Lord Plebatron 15 days ago

    Does anyone know the name of the track that's playing at 1:37:00?

  • Dannii Lee
    Dannii Lee 15 days ago

    Point of order here: Yasha wouldn't have been charmed because she was raging.
    According to the description for Rage, after 6th Level, you can't be Charmed while Raging.
    Or if already Charmed it is suspended by entering a Rage (for the duration of the Rage).

    • Dannii Lee
      Dannii Lee 15 days ago

      ​+cede11 ahhh thanks that makes a lot more sense. A voice in my head was screaming at me the whole time saying "but she's a Barbarian" and I was like "Shadup! I'm trying to watch the show."
      Good to know.

    • cede11
      cede11 15 days ago

      Only for the path of the berserker, but yasha is a zealot or smth.

  • Peter Noreen
    Peter Noreen 15 days ago

    As dramatic as Nott killing Cad was...didn't Talesin just sham about having two failed death saving throws, stabilizing, then taking two more? Dude was getting stressed out, but I think I knew he was deceiving Matt then. 😣

  • Bryn
    Bryn 16 days ago +1

    That Dispel Magic ruling on the charm was botched as all hell... :\
    Not to mention that not allowing people to cast Healing Word as A BONUS ACTION (as it is spell in the book) and another ACTION spell as an ACTION is weird af.

  • Zak Ember
    Zak Ember 16 days ago

    You know, in a lot of ways, I think this episode cleared Wil Wheaton's name. Everyone rolled as badly as he did during his legendary poor rolling game; it really just goes to show that the randomness of the dice can really, really go against you some nights.
    That being said... holy god, the rolling was terrible in this episode! I have to give shoutouts to Liam for sticking with his charmed character and committing fully to it, and to Marisha for pulling few clutch moves.
    My biggest gripe was with Laura... I love her to death, but when you've got two teammates down, one charmed, and only three level one spell slots, (because you're saving a 3rd level Revivify), it's time to reconsider how you approach your fighting and healing balance. As soon as anyone was charmed, both healers should have been rushing to get them uncharmed with Protection from Good and Evil, (which helps their friends with breaking out of it with their rolls). Much of the damage of the night would have been avoided or mitigated if they could have broken Caleb or Yasha out of charm. Huge props to her for dispelling the gate, but waiting till a teammate is down to use a healing spell is playing with fire.

  • super dragon
    super dragon 16 days ago

    So no head?

  • Che Martin
    Che Martin 16 days ago

    2:22:49 Sam: It’s your go-regard! Taliesin: She know-regards.
    2:24:12 Sam: Stomp that ho-regard!
    2:44:34 Sam: Naruto-regard!
    2:46:40 Sam: Flurry of blows-regard!
    2:55:48 Sam: You reap what you sow-regard!
    3:25:13 Sam: Henry. David. Thoreauregard.
    3:53:45 Sam: How do you want to do-regard!

  • Lisa Rodjer
    Lisa Rodjer 16 days ago

    i watched this while baking cookies... i think the stress would have killed me otherwise

  • VintageTrollean
    VintageTrollean 16 days ago

    3:07:30 Rebel yell

  • Joseph Wicken
    Joseph Wicken 17 days ago

    I was not prepared for this episode.

  • super dragon
    super dragon 17 days ago

    Wait maybe I’m dumb, but what kind of creature is that big friend? Is it a specific devil or fiend? Or is it a Matt Mercer original?

  • Uptonogood Ashe
    Uptonogood Ashe 18 days ago +2

    Man i wanted Caleb and Fjord to wreck the rest of the party

    • Fionor
      Fionor 15 days ago +1

      Me too, I feel confused about it because I love them all.

  • Robert Macneish
    Robert Macneish 18 days ago

    Urgh, I'm so conflicted. I love cadeceus , but taliesin is the worst player to watch sometimes. He like never knows what hes going to do, or what his character can do and it takes him 2 or 3 times as long to do anything as it does for almost anybody else. It's just so frustrating

  • Grant Dixson
    Grant Dixson 18 days ago

    Good thing Beau didn't get exhausted even though she stayed up fighting all night, but if they ride a horse an hour after sunset it's instant exhaustion.

  • RavenStorm31
    RavenStorm31 19 days ago +4

    omg the moment marisha elbows liam i had to rewind to see everyones expressions XD

  • Frankie
    Frankie 19 days ago

    Liam supporting fascism? A german man wishing to incinerate people? Hmm...I feel like I've seen this somewhere before!

  • Tiro Boron
    Tiro Boron 19 days ago +1

    so is the invisible figurine Nott or not?

  • EarOfRam
    EarOfRam 19 days ago +1

    I died.

  • jehrad0
    jehrad0 19 days ago +15

    You’re not my type. *high five*
    Favorite part of this whole campaign.

  • AngliNex
    AngliNex 20 days ago

    Anyone know the name of the gloves? I'm trying to find them on D&D beyond.

  • Frankie
    Frankie 20 days ago

    1:04:30 You mean 17 points?

  • Mike Heitz
    Mike Heitz 20 days ago

    Really wanted to see Caleb die

  • gay men all the way
    gay men all the way 20 days ago

    Watching this episode really shows how poor Matt is at balancing encounters

  • UserDude
    UserDude 20 days ago

    Retitle for the video: Sniffing 4 Hour Loop.

  • Dipa Raditya
    Dipa Raditya 20 days ago

    Did I hear Battle of Azeroth music as battle music? is it?

  • DanaanBartok
    DanaanBartok 20 days ago +2

    Are those status markers ("hastened", "stunned", etc) for the minis available somewhere?

  • Dimitri LK
    Dimitri LK 20 days ago +8

    "Imagine what that thing and Uk'otoa could do together"

  • Dagzilla brofist
    Dagzilla brofist 20 days ago

    wow...just....wow, its been 4 and a half hours?.....dam, that was intense AF!!!!!!!

  • mckade bush
    mckade bush 20 days ago

    Isn't it kinda bullcrap that Mathew would make jesster roll to dispel a charm but when yasha is conveniently trying to dispel beacon of hope it just happens like come really

    • Blackmanefury
      Blackmanefury 19 days ago

      Beacon of Hope is a 3rd level spell so is auto dispelled by a base level cast of dispel magic. The charm isn't technically dispelable (RAW) so allowing the role was actually generous. Plenty of other rule mess ups around but not these.

  • Michael Zedd
    Michael Zedd 21 day ago

    I like to think the charm spell made Caleb imagine Parent Teacher Night at the Soltryce Academy. The parents he loves and the teachers he hates all grouped up together. Of course he’d cast a fireball.

  • Unus Multorum
    Unus Multorum 21 day ago

    Taliesin just wtf? Your ultra-awesome character has got channel divinity and you did not use it against the demon lord?

  • Matteo Fenner
    Matteo Fenner 21 day ago +2

    Yosha for all the subtitles lol

  • Dist0rt3d Hum0r
    Dist0rt3d Hum0r 21 day ago +48

    Matt: "Duci make a death saving throw."
    Duci: "I dont have to I'm autostabilized."
    Matt: "Oh thats right... man I cant kill you!"
    Me: *Cries for MollyMauk*

    • Serena Egger
      Serena Egger Day ago +2

      +Dunedien I mean, he *did* die, it just fortunately didn't stick.

    • Dunedien
      Dunedien 4 days ago

      And he still almost died. DON'T KILL OUR PRECIOUS DUCI!

  • CognizantPsyche
    CognizantPsyche 21 day ago

    This is a fucking intense roller coaster...

  • JND
    JND 21 day ago

    Liam: It's an explosive arrow!
    Everyone else: ...

  • McAnkkuli
    McAnkkuli 21 day ago +1

    I'm not really seeing anyone critiquing Liam in the comments. It seemed pretty out of character for the intelligent and scaredy-cat Caleb to tell others to WAIT while he went into the spooky cave alone.
    It was arguably the worst tactical decision anyone made in the fight, but most of all it didn't make that much sense for Caleb to do.

  • sikay
    sikay 22 days ago

    I fell asleep while watching this episode and woke up to Travis' SQUEALS

  • Brad Molyneaux
    Brad Molyneaux 22 days ago

    Matt had Yasha do reckless on a reaction against them when they are getting shit kicked. I'm sure he heard about that one on Twitter.

  • Firerain
    Firerain 22 days ago

    I thought barbarians couldn't be charmed while raging?

    • Michael Fradley
      Michael Fradley 20 days ago

      That's only Berserker Barbarians at Level 6. Yasha is Path of the Zealot