Quick Answers 75

Updated to 2-77.

Who in Vox Machina has dealt the most single round damage?
Pike. In Episode 1-99, she killed 20 ankhegs with one Fire Storm. Assuming each ankheg had at least MM average health (and Campaign 1 monsters almost always had significantly more than average or max suggested health), she dealt 780 damage. And we didn’t forget to count Keyleth’s Tidal Waves against the fire elementals. Or her ice storm against the horde of skeletons (690 damage). Or Pike’s Destroy Undead against the skeleton horde (which immediately destroys the undead without counting as damage dealt. Also, we weren’t given an exact number of skeletons destroyed, so we couldn’t give an exact amount of damage, even if we wanted to.)

Which Campaign 1 episode has the original visit to Dalen’s Closet?
Episode 95.

I was wondering if it were possible to list the items the M9 gave Fjord at the end of the episode 73? Stats too would be cool!
We’re not sure specifically what all they ended up giving to him, but what was mentioned:

  • Jester: Handaxe (+1)

  • Jester: Inescapable Lash (Requires attunement, allows the wielder to turn a successful attack into a grapple and then restraint)

  • Caduceus: Shield of Retribution (Requires attunement, allows the wielder to make a reaction attack with the shield after a missed attack against them)

  • Caleb: Glove of Blasting (Casts Scorching Ray once per day)

  • Nott: Dagger of Denial (Requires attunement, +2, can seal any lock. Once a lock is sealed, it cannot be unsealed unless the blade is reinserted into the lock. Sealing a lock unseals all previous locks.)

Do we know the spelling of the Mighty Nein’s stuffy neighbors?
House Bilan. Our Wildemount NPC chart has all confirmed name spellings.

Can you also track the spellings of locations?
Done! Confirmed spelling names can now be found on our Wildemount Locations table on the Wildemount General Stats page.

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Volunteers Needed!

Update: While we're still in the thick of it, at this time, all slots have been claimed by volunteers. Thanks to everyone who is working on these, and to everyone for their interest!

Are you:

  • Sad at the lack of a new Critical Role episode tonight?

  • Interested in watching or reading a transcript of an episode of Critical Role this week?

Then have we got a volunteer opportunity for you! We need help tracking The Mighty Nein’s spending. If you’re interested, here’s what we need you to do:

  • Send us an email at critrolestats @ gmail. com letting us know you’re interested in helping.

  • We’ll respond as soon as we can with an episode assignment and a link to a Google Sheet for you to fill out with your findings.

  • You can read through the episode’s transcript, available on the Critical Role Wiki, or watch an episode (1-51 here or 52-77 here)

    • You can listen to a podcast version, but be aware that the timestamps are different, and we need the ones corresponding to the YouTube video.

  • Record your findings in the provided Google Sheet and let us know you’re done (or if you’re interested in picking up another episode)!

What We Know About the Cerberus Assembly, Part 2

What We Know About the Cerberus Assembly, Part 2

Thanks to @kimchidraws for this art piece!

The Mighty Nein seem to be on a collision course with both the Cerberus Assembly and Caleb’s past, so we figured it was a time for a bit of a recap on both. As a reminder, we talked about the Cerberus Assembly over a year ago when the Nein were back in Zadash, and we’ve talked about Caleb multiple times. We won’t be rehashing everything in those articles, but there’s plenty of new information that we’ve added to our compendiums:

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Media References and Puns of 2-77 A Tangled Web

Media References and Puns of 2-77 A Tangled Web

Thanks to @ArseQueef for this gif!

Media References

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Monster Analysis: Sylas Briarwood (Dalen’s Closet)

Monster Analysis: Sylas Briarwood (Dalen’s Closet)

Thanks to @Knight_of_Water for this art piece!

  • First Appearance: 1-24 The Feast

  • Encounter Appearance: Dalen’s Closet

  • Armor Class 21

  • Darkvision 120 ft, Passive 17

  • Speed 30 ft, 30 ft flying (bat form), 20 ft flying (mist form)

  • Resistant to necrotic and nonmagical weapon damage

  • 293+ damage taken, 30 HDYWTDT by Vex’ahlia

    • Healed 22 points from Regeneration

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a widower vampire in possession of a great anger must be in want of revenge. However little known the feelings or views of such a vampire may be on his first entering a wedding rehearsal, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding vampires, that he is considered as the rightful owner of one death or more of Vox Machina.

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Media References and Puns for Dalen's Closet

Hey little vampire, what have you done?
Hey little vampire, who’s the only one?
Hey little vampire, who’s your superwoman?
Hey little vampire, who’s the one you want?
Hey little vampire, sunlight!

It’s a nice night to try again
It’s a nice night for a BRIGHT wedding…

Media References

  • (0:00:16) Laura: Mawwaige! (The Princess Bride)

  • (0:32:52) Kaylie: It’s not quite a mass, but a little bit of a coin.

  • (0:33:29) Liam: It was cryptocurrency that finally wiped out the de Rolos.

  • (0:53:04) Liam: He pulls out an out of world, Roman-style blade. Travis: (gasp) Gladius.

  • (1:03:06) Ashley: To the bride! Laura, Matt, and Ashley: To the bride! (Hamilton)

  • (1:11:52) Liam: If you crit, you must acquit.

  • (1:24:10) Liam: And I will do a goading attack.  Laura: A goat attack? Sam: *screams*

  • (1:24:33) Travis: *singing* Lying on the cold hard ground.  All: *scream*

  • (1:25:41) Liam: Vorpal, vorpal, vorpal. Amy Vorpahl.

  • (1:30:54) Travis: Deawy bewoved! (The Princess Bride)

  • (1:37:34) Matt: *singing* It’s been awhile! (by Staind)

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Level 10 Update: New Tricks, Who Dis

Level 10 Update: New Tricks, Who Dis

Thanks to @quackamos for this art piece!

With Fjord’s decision to take a step into the Wildmother’s service as a paladin, he and the rest of the Nein arrived at level 10! There’s a pretty wide variety of upgrades this level, even before Fjord’s multiclass. He won’t see most of the paladin features until he takes a second paladin level, but for the rest of the Nein, pretty much everyone gets something unique.

In fact, the only thing in common is that every other spellcaster (Nott included) gets an additional cantrip. Half the M9 get archetype features, and the rest get general class features. Jester, Caduceus, and Caleb all get an additional 5th level spell slot per day, but poor Fjord still has to make do with his 2.

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Thanks to @olessan for this art piece!


Number of references to bread: 52

  • (1:27:41) Reani: Do you like...bread?

  • (1:27:43) Jester: I like bread!

  • (1:27:46) Bats: I like bread! I like bread!

  • (1:27:42) Matt: ...than considering how much they like bread.

  • (1:27:55) Reani: I’ll bring you lots of bread for a favor.

  • (1:28:24) Reani: And then you get bread.

  • (1:28:26) Jester: I like bread!

  • (1:28:27) Bats: I like bread! I like bread! I like bread! I like bread!

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Media References and Puns of 2-76 Refjorged

…Okay, seriously, how are we supposed to top that episode title?

Media References

  • (0:00:43) Sam is dressed as Britney Spears

  • (0:00:43) Sam: It’s not Sam, it’s Britney, b****.

  • (0:00:50) Sam: *sings to the tune of “...Baby One More Time”*

  • (0:01:00) Sam: Is gearing to release Eberron: Rising from the Last War.

  • (0:01:29) Sam: And I must confess… (“...Baby One More Time”)

  • (0:01:41) Sam: Boy you got me blinded! (“...Baby One More Time”)

  • (0:01:54) Sam: You're toxic, I'm slippin' under with a taste of a poison paradise. (“Toxic” by Britney Spears)

  • (0:02:05) Sam: Oops, you did it again, you played with your dice, got lost in the game. (“Oops I Did It Again” by Britney Spears)

  • (0:02:23) Sam: Your loneliness won’t be killing you… (“...Baby One More Time”)

  • (0:02:32) Sam: Sometimes you’ll run, sometimes you’ll hide. (“Sometimes” by Britney Spears)

  • (0:02:43) Sam: Click me baby one more time! (“...Baby One More Time”)

  • (0:02:49) Sam: That was just so typically me. (“Oops I Did It Again”)

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Monster Analysis: Gelidon, the Nightmare in Ivory (Ancient White Dragon)

Monster Analysis: Gelidon, the Nightmare in Ivory (Ancient White Dragon)

Thanks to @runningcritter1 for this art piece!

  • First Appearance: 2-75 Rime and Reason

  • Armor Class 20

  • Speed 40 ft, 80 ft flying

  • Blindsight 60 ft, Darkvision 120 ft, Passive 23

  • Immune to Cold Damage

  • Legendary Actions, Legendary Resistances

  • Suggested Average/Max HP: 333, 504

White dragons may be least clever of their type, but their ferocity, unrelenting persistence, and perfect memory make them among the most feared hunters. They decorate their icy lairs with the trophies of those they fell. Coins, diamonds, magical items, anything of value is frozen in solid blocks of ice the dragon can easily bore through, but would take would-be thieves well over an hour to chisel to even touch. Bribes of any value are seen as a grave insult; why accept your piddling offer of platinum when they can just take it over your cold, dead body? That’s how they like it, after all.

This is the third white dragon we’ve seen on Critical Role. Half of Vox Machina took on a “mere” adult white dragon, which provided a very dangerous challenge to the party of five level 11 characters. Later, all of VM successfully battled an ancient white dragon. It had over 850 HP and required the assistance of a powerful fiend just to soften it up for a party of level 15 adventurers with a few Vestiges of Divergence and their own ancient dragon. Keep in mind that the suggested HP values are those presented by the Monster Manual; the dragons of Exandria are made of much tougher material.

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Monster Analysis: Yetis

Monster Analysis: Yetis

Thanks to @BlackSalander for this art piece!

  • First Appearance: 2-75 Rime and Reason

  • Armor Class 12

  • Speed 40 ft, 40 ft climbing

  • Darkvision 60 ft, Passive 13

  • Immune to cold damage

  • Suggested Average, Max HP: 51, 78

    • Yeti 1: 58 damage taken, 41 killing blow by Nott

    • Yeti 2: 61 damage taken, 10 killing blow by Beau

    • Yeti 3: 60 damage taken, 24 killing blow by Jester

    • Yeti 4: 56 damage taken, 11 HDYWTDT by Caduceus

Yetis are very familiar with the cold. They make their homes among the mountains, using their white fur to blend in with the snow and ice. They live to hunt whatever has the misfortune of coming their way, though they prefer herds of mountainous creatures to humanoids. 

This familiarity with the cold does make them somewhat vulnerable to fire. Although they don’t take extra damage from flame, their unfamiliarity with it causes them to fear it, which in turn forces them to roll with disadvantage on checks and attacks until their next turn… assuming they don’t get roasted again or live that long. 

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