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Kaeya is a character in Genshin Impact 2.6 that uses Cryo Sword. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, artifacts, voice actor, ratings for Kaeya!

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Kaeya Character Type

Character TypeDPSSupport
WeaponSword
ElementCryo

Kaeya Best Build & Weapon

Kaeya Cryo Sub DPS Build

Kaeya can easily inflict Cryo to opponents with his Burst and skill. This makes him the perfect character for Blizzard strayer Artifact. This build focuses on the use of his Elemental Skill and Burst to inflict Cryo and deal strong damage.

Recommended Weapon

WeaponDetails
Skyward BladeSkyward Blade CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst:Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12s.
Weapon Substitute
Primordial Jade CutterPrimordial Jade CutterHP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder's Max HP.
The Black SwordThe Black Sword Increase DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attack score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.
The Alley FlashThe Alley FlashIncreases DMG dealt by the character equipping this weapon by 12%. Taking DMG disables this effect for 5s.
Iron StingIron Sting Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s

Recommended Artifacts

ArtifactDetails
Blizzard StrayerBlizzard Strayer
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece Set
When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① CRIT DMG
② CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① CRIT DMG
② CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery
Sands Icon ATK%
① CRIT DMG
② CRIT Rate
③ Flat ATK
④ Elemental Mastery
Goblet Icon Cryo DMG Bonus%
① CRIT DMG
② CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ Elemental Mastery
Crown Icon CRIT DMG / CRIT Rate
① CRIT DMG/CRIT Rate
② ATK%
③ Elemental Mastery
④ Flat ATK

Kaeya Physical DPS

Kaeya has a strong base attack making his normal attacks strong and can also easily spread Cryo making it easy dealing Physical Debuff to enemies with an electro character.

Recommended Weapon

WeaponDetails
Aquila FavoniaAquila Favonia Increases ATK by+20% Taking damage regenerates HP equal to 100% of ATK and deals 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.
Weapon Substitute
Prototype RancourPrototype RancourOn hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 4% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. This effect can only occure once every 0.3s.
Fillet BladeFillet Blade On hit, has a 50% chance to deal 240% ATK DMG to a single enemy. Can only occur once every 15s.

Recommended Artifact

ArtifactDetails
Pale FlamePale Flame
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Physical DMG +25%
Bloodstained Flower of IronBloodstained Chivalry
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Physical DMG +25%
Substitute Artifact
GladiatorGladiator's Finale
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
ATK +18%
Bloodstained Flower of IronBloodstained Chivalry
2-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Physical DMG +25%

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
② CRIT DMG
③ ATK%
④ Energy Recharge
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
② CRIT DMG
③ ATK%
④ Flat ATK
Sands IconATK%
① CRIT Rate
② CRIT DMG
③ Flat ATK
④ Energy Recharge
Goblet Icon Physical DMG Bonus
① CRIT Rate
② CRIT DMG
③ ATK%
④ Flat ATK
Crown Icon CRIT Rate/ CRIT DMG
① CRIT Rate/ CRIT DMG
② ATK%
③ Flat ATK
④ Energy Recharge

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Kaeya Best Team Comp

Best Party For Kaeya

Kaeya can work either as a physical main DPS or a Cryo burst Sub-DPS. His Burst is highly valuable since it's an on-field ability and can fit in most Cryo Reaction comps

Premium Team

Sub-DPSMain DPSSub-DPSSupport
KaeyaKaeyaDilucDilucVentiVentiDionaDiona
Details
- Kaeya's main contribution to the team is his Burst. It's best used after Diluc's Burst or when he has his Skill up from Cooldown. Do not use it on its own to get the most out of its value
- Diluc will be the main DPS of the team and will be on-field for most of the time. Juggle his skills with that of Kaeya to continuously proc Melt. It's also best to only use his Burst after Venti has grouped up enemies
- Venti's crowd control works well with either Kaeya or Diluc since whether it's Cryo or Pyro that Swirl, it will work for the team. His Burst also prevents enemies from being knocked back when hit by Diluc's Burst
- Diona with Kaeya will provide the team with additional Crit Rate thanks to their elemental resonance. Diona and Kaeya can also act as a battery for each other depending on whether you need healing or damage

Team Combo

Recommended Rotation
1Start with Diona's Skill for Cryo application and shield for your party
2Switch to Venti then use his Burst. Make sure it hits the enemy that was hit by Cryo
3Use Diluc's Burst to hit enemies caught by Venti
4Close the distance and right where the enemies will land after Venti's Burst, use Kaeya's Burst
5Switch to Diluc and spam normal attack. You can also use Diluc Skill if the Pyro infusion from his burst has expired
Character Substitutes
CharacterSubDetails
DilucDiluc KleeKlee - All of Klee's attack apply Pyro, which is great to constantly proc Melt when Kaeya's Burst is active. Note that Klee is a bit more squishy than other Pyro character, you need to be careful during engagements
VentiVentiKazuhaKazuha - Kazuha's up time of Swirl is great for any Elemental Reaction team. Alternatively, you can also use Sucrose if you don't have a Kazuha to replace Venti
DionaDionaBennettBennett- Bennett doesn't have a shield, but he keep the team healed when needed, and give that burst of added damage when needed

Free To Play Friendly Party

Sub-DPSDPSSub-DPSSupport
KaeyaKaeyaXianglingXianglingChongyunChongyunBennettBennett
Details
- Juggle Kaeya's Cryo skills with that of Chongyun to continuously proc Melt. Their Elemental Resonance will also provide additional Crit Rate to the team
- Xiangling will be the main DPS. Although Chongyun's Skill will make all her attacks into Cryo, this can be taken advantage of when her Burst is out. This will ensure every hit of her Burst will proc Melt thanks to the Cryo Infusion and Xiangling's fast normal attacks
- It's best to save Chongyun's Skill until Xiangling has her ult. If you use it without her Burst, it will be detrimental to the team. It can work if you use Kaeya with a Cryo Dmg Goblet and 2-pc Blizzard Strayer
- Bennett will give the team the needed healing and damage buff when starting combos

Kaeya Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Kaeya Talent Materials For Level-Up

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Kaeya's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Ceremonial Bladework★★・・・
Frostgnaw (Elemental Skill)★★★★★
Glacial Waltz (Elemental Burst)★★★・・

Kaeya's Skills & Talent List

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%

Frostgnaw

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

Skill DMG191%
CD6.0s

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%
CD15.0s
Duration8.0s
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 Character Set Up
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Kaeya Constellations

Recommended Constellations

Constellation 1 For DPS & Sub-DPS Kaeya

Constellation 1 will boost the Crit Rate of Kaeya making him a lot easier to build.

Constellation 6 Is Great For Burst Support Kaeya

An additional Icicle will be added in the Burst of Kaeya giving players a more stable Cryo infliction and a boost on damage with Constellation 6. This will be great for Burst support Kaeya.

Kaeya Constellations

SkillEffect
Excellent Blood
Unlocked at C1
The CRIT Rate of Kaeya's Normal and Charge Attacks against enemies affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.
Never-Ending Performance
Unlocked at C2
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 C3
Increases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Frozen Kiss
Unlocked at C4
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 C5
Increases the Level of Glacial Waltz by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Glacial Whirlwind
Unlocked at C6
Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.

*C=Constellations, To upgrade constellations, you must aquire the same character more than once.

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How To Use Kaeya ?

Recommended Rotation For Kaeya

Recommended Rotation
1Start with Elemental Skill and spam it until you build enough for your Burst
2Unleash Burst then switch to another character to combo Elemental Reactions

Uses Of Kaeya's Elemental Skill

Quick Cryo Application

Kaeya's Elemental Skill is quick to match its very short cooldown. It can easily apply Cryo to enemies and with its short duration, it can be done in short successsions.

Fast Way To Gather Energy

Because of the short cooldown, Kaeya's Elemental Skill can easily be spammed to gather energy for his Burst. It's a pretty reliable way of ensuring he always has enough energy for his burst.

Uses Of Kaeya's Elemental Burst

Continuous Cryo Application

Kaeya's Elemental Burst will apply Cryo to enemies hit by his circling icicles. So long as it's active, all enemies hit by it will receive Cryo damage.

Set-Up For Elemental Reactions

As an on-field Burst, it's easy to pair Kaeya's Burst with another character to continuously deal Elemental Reactions. Just ensure you're near enough the enemies to apply Cryo to them with Kaeya's Burst.

Strengths Of Kaeya

Great Cryo Sub-DPS

Kaeya stands right now as one of the best Sub-DPS in the game. This is because of his Elemental Burst that can easily work with other characters due to its ease of use and overall value.

Can Fit Easily With DIfferent Team Comps

You can pretty much fit Kaeya in most Freeze, Melt, and Superconduct team comps. He synergizes well with other characters and can act either as Main DPS or Sub-DPS depending on the comp.

Weaknesses Of Kaeya

Can Take Away Reactions From Main DPS

It's a minor problem, but Kaeya's Burst has a tendency of causing Reverse Melt, instead of just Melt with the Main Pyro DPS activating it. This requires good skill management, but it's not as much of a problem.

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Kaeya Profile & Voice Actor

Kaeya Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity4 Star
★4
ElementCryo
Cryo
Weapon
Sword
Voice Actor (EN)
Josey Montana McCoy
Voice Actor (JA)
Kohsuke Toriumi
Birthday
November 30

Profile

Profile
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.

Kaeya Story Overview

Cavalry Captain Of The Knights Of Favonious

Kaeya is the charismatic Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonious. As mysterious as he is charming, Kaeya gets along well with everyone in Mondstadt, but sometimes leaves people frustrated with the way he talks.

Lends His Support To The Traveler

As the Traveler traverses through Mondstadt, Kaeya as part of the Knights of Favonious lends his support to them in multiple occassions. He was also there when the Traveler goes to the Golden Apple Archipelago.

Diluc's Adopted Brother

Although their relationship is currently strained, Kaeya is the adopted brother of Diluc. They grew up together, but due to a falling out between them, are now barely in speaking terms.

Voicelines About Kaeya

Voicelines About Kaeya
AmberAmberAbout Concerns: ...I'm feeling uneasy all of a sudden! Was that Kaeya with you earlier? Did he give you any trouble?
About Culprit: There's something weird-looking about the dandelions in the garden... Hmm, I bet Kaeya had something to do with this!
DilucDilucKaeya? You can only trust half of what he says... at best.
DionaDionaHow is it that even a captain is a disgusting boozehound! You know, that guy who's got that laugh! He downs drink after drink. Ugh!
FischlFischlHis nature is obscure, his fate a mystery, and his speech a vexing tapestry woven of both fact and fiction... Perhaps he and I share the burden of mystical sight...
Oz: Or perhaps he's secretly an actual pirate?
JeanJeanIs that right...? Kaeya also gave you some suggestions. He is an excellent knight after all — this is a fact no one can deny.
KleeKleeKaeya is the best! He wrote the Favonius Survival Rulebook for me and he always helps me cover it up when I make a big disaster.
MonaMonaKaeya Alberich? He's a Pavo Ocellus. Destined for greatness and grandeur... and to hide ugly realities behind a layer of charm and elegance. He believes he has made a clean break with his past, but one day fate will catch up with him. When it does, he will have a major decision to make.
NoelleNoelleHe's a mysterious character! He comes and goes like the wind, and is always occupied with important business. I like the fact that he delegates some of the smaller jobs to me sometimes, it's nice to feel like part of the team, you know... What do you mean, "errand runner"? I don't see it like that at all! Okay, well yes, technically I run errands for him. But still, I really appreciate it!
SucroseSucroseOh... I know he likes to joke, and isn't trying to make fun of me, but I often struggle to work out which parts are the truth and which parts are jokes. So whenever he talks to me, the outcome is either one of two things: morbid embarrassment or unbearable awkwardness.
RosariaRosariaWine has its uses... like revealing someone's true colors, for example. Smooth talk is Kaeya's veil, but being me, I can see right through it. Hah, you should see him when he's drunk.

Appeared In Archon Quests

Kaeya is known as the charming knight of the Knight of Favonius. He will also be one of the characters that you will encounter in the first half of the game. You will get a chance to meet her in the Prologue of the game.

Quest Title
PrologueAct I: The Outlander Who Caught the Wind
Act III: Song Of The Dragon And Freedom
Archon Quests List Guides

Has His Own Story Quest

Pavo Ocellus Chapter

Kaeya Story Quest

Kaeya's story quest will involve investigating a gang of Treasure Hoarders that has been reported to be stealing relics around Mondstadt. Join Kaeya on his investigation through his story quest.

Appeared On the Other Characters' Story Quest

Aside from her own story quest, Kaeya also appeared on various story quests. Check the table below for her quests appearances!

CharacterStory Ques Titlet
VentiCarmen Dei
DilucNoctua Chapter
JeanLeo Minor

Event Appearances

Kaeya also appeared in various in-game events together with the other characters that were also featured in the game event.

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Kaeya - Special Dish, Favorite Decor, & How Tall?

Special Dish Of Kaeya

Dish Ingredients
Fruity SkewersFruity Skewers MushroomMushroom x1
FowlFowl x1
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Favorite Decoration Of Kaeya

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KaeyaKaeya
Favorite Decoration Sets
Bird And Blossom ParkBird And Blossom ParkDawn OrchardDawn Orchard -

How Tall Is Kaeya?

There is no in-game and official data regarding the height of Kaeya. We compared characters and Kaeya is Tall comparatively.

Effects In-Game

Character height gives advantages and disadvantages in-game. For instance, smaller characters will need to swim even at shallow waters but they easily dodge some enemies attacks or enter narrow entrances of caves.

How To Get Kaeya?

Obtain As A Free Character

You will be able to get Kaeya as the 4th free character to obtain in the game upon completing his story quest.

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You can still obtain Kaeya through the Permanent Banner and other featured character banners.

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Anonymous 4

Im sorry, but i kinda disagree with kaeya being a sub dps, i think he is excellent as a main dps too. and if u first use kaeya's burst then diluc's then you can get more melt. since diluc has flames on him blade for a while, which is cleared if he leaves the field.

JiLaine 3

Aquila Favonia is also good for him if your doing physical damage Kaeya.

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FINALLY A SITE NICE TO KAEYA.

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Finally. The only correct website that says Kaeya belong to A tier

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