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Kaeya is a character in Genshin Impact. Guide includes skills and build, how to get Kaeya, voice actor, best artifacts, best weapon, ascend materials, & talents.

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Tier List & Best Character Ranking

Kaeya - Character Ranking

Kaeya
Reroll TierC Tier
Reroll Tier List
Character TierB Tier
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Character Type

Character TypeDPSSupport

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.

Check Out More On Elemental Combos Here

Kaeya - Best Build & Weapon

Character Builds
Cryo Sub DPS BuildF2P Physical DPS

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
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.
Primordial Jade CutterPrimordial Jade CutterHP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder's Max HP.

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

Free-To-Play (F2P) Physical DPS

Kaeya has a strong base attack making his normal attacks strong. This is further increased by the craftable weapon, Prototype Rancour. This set is best with an Electro support for it for Physical debuff.

Recommended Weapon

WeaponDetails
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.
Weapon Substitute
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
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

Best Party For Kaeya

Kaeya has stable elemental up time since his skills have relatively small cooldowns. His damage isn't that high so to do a ton of damage, elemental combos and reactions are a must

Premium Team

Damage / ComboDamageSupportSupport / Heal
KaeyaKaeyaDilucDilucVentiVentiBarbaraBarbara
Details
- Kaeya's Elemental Burst and Skill are great for applying Cryo to enemies. They both have a high uptime.
- Diluc will be the main DPS of the team, but the combo will start with Kaeya for Melt
- Venti's Crowd Control will make it easier for Kaeya and Diluc to hit their attacks and create those combos
- With Barbara, you have a healer and a way to freeze enemies. It's especially great since her Elemental Skill stays on the field even when she gets switched out
Character Substitutes
CharacterSubDetails
DilucDiluc KleeKlee - Klee can easily apply Pyro with her attacks. Although, using her is a bit trickier since her attacks are easier to disrupt by enemies
VentiVentiSucroseSucrose - Sucrose has similar Elemental Skill and Burst as Venti, making her a good replacement for him. She can also build Elemental Burst easily
BarbaraBarbaraBennettBennett- Bennett has both healing and buffs. A great combo for the whole team

Free To Play Friendly Party

Damage / ComboSupportDamageHeal
KaeyaKaeyaTraveler (Anemo)Traveler (Anemo)XianglingXianglingBarbaraBarbara
Details
- Kaeya is a great damage dealer but will require combos to deal more
- Great for crowd control, the Traveler (Anemo) is great inclusion to the team to make it easier to create swirl and reactions
- Kaeya can combo with Xiangling to create melt for big damage
- Barbara can heal the whole team and apply Frozen to enemies with Kaeya

Kaeya - Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Lv 20Shivada Jade Sliver ×1
Calla Lily ×3
Treasure Hoarder Insignia ×3
Lv 40Shivada Jade Fragment ×3
Hoarfrost Core ×2
Calla Lily ×10
Treasure Hoarder Insignia ×15
Lv 50Shivada Jade Fragment ×6
Hoarfrost Core ×4
Calla Lily ×20
Silver Raven Insignia ×12
Lv 60Shivada Jade Chunk x3
Hoarfrost Core x8
Calla Lily x30
Silver Raven Insignia x 18
Lv 70 Shivada Jade Chunk x6
Hoarfrost Core x 12
Calla Lily x45
Golden Raven Insignia x12
Lv 80 Shivada Jade Gemstone x6
Hoarfrost Core x20
Calla Lily x60
Golden Raven Insignia x 24

Kaeya - Talent Materials For Level-Up

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%

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 - Constellation

SkillEffect
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

Kaeya
Rarity4 Star
★4
ElementCryo
Cryo
Weapon
Sword
How To Get
Story/Wish
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.

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