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Kaeya is a character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Kaeya's stats, strengths and weaknesses, best Artifact builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Kaeya Rating

Kaeya
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Rating: C Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Frost ImageCryo (Frost)

Weapon: Sword ImageSword

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Kaeya Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
  • Melee attacks are easy to use.
  • Frost attacks are easy to aim at enemies.
  • Attacks with knockback will cause enemies to fly the opposite direction, so be aware.

How to Use Kaeya

Effective for fighting in rain or on water

Kaeya 1.png
Kaeya can take advantage of environmental effects like rain which inflict the Wet status effect to cause the Frozen Elemental Reaction. This will prevent enemies from attacking and let him take them out without risk of sudden retaliation.

Kaeya's Elemental Skill “Frostgnaw” is a simple attack that launches ice shards in front of him, but because the cooldown period is short, it can be used repeatedly to continually freeze enemies. His Elemental Blast “Glacial Waltz” summons icicles that revolve around him and strike enemies in the way, making it easy to inflict the Frozen status and follow up with an attack.

Easy-to-use close range attacks are great for beginners

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Kaeya uses a Sword, the most basic of the five Weapon types, to execute quick and easy melee attacks. Compared to characters with claymores, the Traveler loses the advantage of the spinning held attack, but their attacks are easy to land hits with, making them great to start out with while getting the ropes of the gameplay.

For a basic attacking style, you'll want to use the tap attack to hit five times in sequence, which will knock the enemy backwards on the last blow. Then, sprint after them and continue the same pattern until you finish them off.

Useful to keep in your party while exploring

Kaeya's Passive Talent “Hidden Strength” has the effect of reducing all party members' stamina use from sprinting by 20%. This makes him extremely useful to keep in your party when exploring new areas.

In the giant open world of Genshin Impact, you'll be spending plenty of time sprinting, so be sure to stock Kaeya when you head out into the dark corners of the map.

Best Build For Kaeya

Cryo Support Build

This build enhances Kaeya's Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst for additional damage and elemental reactions by using the Noblesse Oblige 4-piece set.

Weapon Artifact Set
Iron Sting ImageIron Sting Noblesse Oblige
2-Piece: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4-Piece: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Primary Stat: ATK %/Cryo DMG
Talent Priority
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.

Best Artifact Build For Kaeya

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Relic Build
Best
  • ATK +18%.
  • If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Second Best
  • Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%.
  • After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.
Third Best
  • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
  • Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Recommended Artifact Stats

Recommended Main Stats
  • crownAttack
  • gobletCryo DMG Bonus
  • hourglass.Attack
  • featherAttack
  • flowerHP

Recommended Sub-Stats:
  • Attack
  • Enerrgy Recharge
  • Critical Rate
  • Critical Damage

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Kaeya Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Ceremonial Bladework

Talent Description
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.


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

Frostgnaw

Talent Description
Unleashes a frigid blast, dealing Cryo DMG to enemies in front of Kaeya.
Flavor Text:
Kaeya seems affable, but his nature is that of unyielding ice.

Glacial Waltz

Talent Description
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.
Flavor Text:
A winsome smile, genial words, and the merciless hoarfrost that lies beneath... These are all Kaeya's weapons.

Cold-Blooded Strike

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

Heart of the Abyss

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

Hidden Strength

Talent Description
Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption of your characters in the party by 20%. Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Kaeya Constellations

Kaeya Image
Excellent Blood The CRIT Rate of Kaeya's Normal and Charge Attacks against enemies affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.
Never-Ending Perfomance 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 Increases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Frozen Kiss 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 Increases the Level of Glacial Waltz by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Glacial Whirlwind Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.

Kaeya Basic Information

Stats and Element

Rarity and Element

Rarity Element
★★★★ Cryo

Stats (Lv. 20)

HP Attack Defense Elemental
2,506 71 171 0

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