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Kaeya - Skills & Best Build

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Check out this Genshin Impact guide on Kaeya's skills and build. Including how to get Kaeya, voice actor, ascend materials, talents, and more!

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Kaeya Character Overview & Evaluation

Cross Bodies of Water

Kaeya's Elemental Skill freezes things in an area in front of him, including water! This means that if you're patient, you can use him to traverse large bodies of water! There are a few places you can't reach just by swimming where you can make use of this.

Apply Cryo To Enemies

Kaeya's low-CD Elemental Skill applies the Cryo debuff to enemies. This allows you to pair it with Pyro or Electro abilities to trigger a reaction and get beneficial buffs. This makes him a potent supporter as well as DPSer.

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Kaeya - Best Equipment

Recommended Artifact Set Bonus

Noblesse Oblige2-Piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4-Piece: After using an Elemental Burst, all teammates get +20% ATK. Lasts 12s, does not stack.
Gladiator's Finale2-Piece: ATK +18%
4-Piece: Characters equipping this set who use a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm gain +35% increased regular attack damage.

Noblesse 4-Set Is Best

Kaeya's physical damage is okay, but other characters can perform better. For this reason we recommend getting off your Elemental Burst and using the Noblesse 4-piece bonus to get another character in to benefit from that +20% ATK buff.

Finale Works Too

If you want to build Kaeya as a main attacker, go ahead and run a 4-piece Finale instead. Brave Heart will work if you don't have Finale yet.

Check Out A List Of Artifacts Here

Recommended Weapons & Effect

Sacrificial SwordSacrificial SwordComposed
After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.
Fillet BladeFillet BladeGash
On hit, has a 50% chance to deal 240% ATK damage to one enemy. Can only activate once every 15 seconds.
Check Out A List Of Weapons Here

Kaeya - Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Lv 20Shivada Jade Sliver ×1
Calla Lily ×3
Treasure Hoarder Insignia ×3
Lv 40Shivada Jade Fragment ×3
Basalt Pillar ×2
Calla Lily ×10
Treasure Hoarder Insignia ×15
Lv 50Shivada Jade Fragment ×6
Basalt Pillar ×4
Calla Lily ×20
Silver Raven Insignia ×12

Kaeya - Skills / Talents

TalentTalent Category
通常攻撃・儀典の剣術Normal Attack: Ceremonial BladeworkNormal Attack
霜の襲撃FrostgnawElemental Skill
凛冽なる輪舞Glacial WaltzElemental Burst
冷血の剣Cold-Blooded StrikePassive
氷淵の心Heart of the AbyssPassive 2
秘められた実力Hidden StrengthPassive 3

Normal Attack: Ceremonial Bladework

Normal Attack

Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.

1-Hit DMG53.8%
2-Hit DMG51.7%
3-Hit DMG65.3%
4-Hit DMG70.9%
5-Hit DMG88.2%

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Charged Attack DMG55.0%+73.1
Charged Attack Stamina Cost20.0

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Plunge DMG63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG128%/160%


Unleashes a frigid blast, dealing Cryo DMG to enemies in front of Kaeya.

Skill DMG191%

Glacial Waltz

Coalescing the frost in the air, Kaeya summons 3 icicles that revolve around him. These icicles will follow the character around and deal Cryo DMG to enemies in their path for so long as they persist.

Skill DMG77.6%
Energy Cost60.0

Cold-Blooded Strike

Every hit with Frostgnaw regenerates HP for Kaeya equal to 15% of his ATK.

Heart of the Abyss

Enemies Frozen by Frostgnaw will drop additional Elemental Particles. Frostgnaw may only produce a maximum of 2 additional Elemental Particles per use.

Hidden Strength

Decreases all party members' sprinting Stamina consumption by 20%

Kaeya - Constellation

Excellent Blood
Unlocked at LB1
The CRIT Rate of Kaeya's Normal and Charge Attacks against enemies affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.
Never-Ending Performance
Unlocked at LB2
Every time Glacial Waltz defeats an enemy during its duration, its duration is increased by 2.5s, up to a maximum of 15s.
Dance of Frost
Unlocked at LB3
Increases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Frozen Kiss
Unlocked at LB4
Triggers automatically when Kaeya's HP falls below 20%:
Creates a shield that absorbs damage equal to 30% of Kaeya's Max HP. Lasts for 20s. This shield absorbs Cryo DMG with 250% efficiency. Can only occur once every 60s.
Frostbiting Embrace
Unlocked at LB5
Increases the Level of Glacial Waltz by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Glacial Whirlwind
Unlocked at LB6
Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.

*LB=Limit Breaking, which can be done by acquiring the same character.

Kaeya - Voice Actor & Profile

Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity4 starElementCryo
WeaponSwordVoice ActorKohsuke Toriumi
How To Get


Affiliation: Mondstadt
Kaeya Alberich is an adopted son to the Ragnvindr Family, the renowned wine tycoons. It has been a long time since he last called Diluc Ragnvindr "brother." Kaeya currently serves as the Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius, trusted by Jean. Kaeya is often the one wrapping things up in every incident that occurs in the vicinity of Mondstadt.

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