Image from Handbooker Helper: Death Saving Throws
Back in July following The Mighty Nein’s encounter against the Gearkeeper, we (along with some other critters) started wondering about how many death saves have been made throughout Critical Role’s tenure. And, us being us, we decided to go through our documentation and see what we could find. Unfortunately, by the time we finished our research, a certain in-game event made publishing it less than tasteful at the time, and it’s been sitting on our back burners ever since.
However, thanks to last week’s Handbooker Helper, we were reminded to dust it off and update it! Here are those results, updated to episode 2-36. Spoilers for Campaigns 1 and 2!
Campaign 1 Death Saves
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Vox Machina rolled one or more death saves in 16.5% of episodes (19/115), for a total of 38.
Vax had to make the most death saving rolls (even disregarding advantage).
Vax’ildan - 9
Vex’ahlia - 8
Percy - 5
Keyleth - 5
Pike - 4
Trinket - 2
Taryon - 2
Kerrek - 1
Scanlan - 1
Sprigg - 1
Grog never had to roll a death save.
Vex was the only party member to roll death saves until she successfully came to stability without a crit. Both Pike and Vax have come immediately to consciousness with a Nat20 on their first death save rolls in a given period of unconsciousness. There have been no Nat1 rolls on death saves.
Vax succeeded on death saves 89% of the time (8/9), mostly due to the advantage granted to him by the Raven Queen’s armor. The only time he failed a rolled death save caused him to die to the Kraken in episode 88.
Vex succeeded on death saves 50% of the time (4/8).
Percy succeeded on death saves 80% of the time (4/5), without any fancy advantage perks.
Pike succeeded on death saves 50% of the time (2/4).
Campaign 2 Death Saves
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The Mighty Nein have rolled one or more death saves in 22.2% of episodes (8/36), for a total of 14.
Caleb has rolled the most death save rolls so far.
Caleb - 7
Fjord - 2
Beau - 2
Caduceus - 2
Yasha - 1
Caleb has succeeded on death saves 43% of the time (3/7) so far.
Fjord has succeeded on death saves 50% of the time (1/2) so far.
Beau and Caduceus have both succeeded on death saves 100% of the time (2/2) so far.