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Kaeya Guide Genshin Impact : Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Kaeya's guide to Genshin Impact

Kaeya is a 4-star Cryo character. You get her for free when you start in Genshin Impact. The character is particularly useful for creating reactions related to the Cryo element. Versatile, she can be played as a support or main DPS. We explain her different builds in this complete guide to Kaeya from Genshin Impact. Our tips and tricks will help you find out which artifacts and weapons to assign to her, as well as which teams to play her in.

How to get Kaeya on Genshin Impact ?

Kaeya is one of the three characters you get for free in Genshin Impact at the beginning of the story quest.

Banner of Kaeya

You can only attempt to summon Kaeya in the Standard WishYou can only attempt to summon Kaeya in the Astral Exchange, but the chances of getting her are quite low. It is also possible to buy her occasionally in the astral exchange shop.

Constellations of Kaeya

Constellation of Kaeya in Genshin Impact

Kaeya has several interesting constellations:

  • Excellent Blood (C1) increases the critical rate of normal and charged attacks by 15% if the enemy is frozen;
  • Never-Ending Performance (C2) extends the duration of the elemental rampage when you defeat enemies with ;
  • Glacial Whirlwind (C6) generates an additional stalactite during the elemental rampage and restores 15 energy points.

How to play Kaeya in Genshin Impact ?

Gameplay of Kaeya in Genshin Impact

Kaeya has a rather simple gameplay and can be played as support or DPS.

As a carrier, it will be used primarily to create elemental reactions related to the Cryo element and to provide Cryo energy.

Kaeya's elemental attack statistics in Genshin Impact

His elemental skill Frostgnaw materializes a freezing blizzard in front of you. This inflicts Cryo damage and generates energy particles, which is quite handy for recharging your Cryo characters' elemental rampages more quickly.

Thanks to the Glacial Heart passive, enemies frozen by the skill gain up to two extra energy particles.

Kaeya's elemental rampage statistics in Genshin Impact

Kaeya's elemental rampage Glacial Waltz summons 3 stalactites that swirl around him. These follow the active character for 8 seconds and deal Cryo damage to enemies. This skill is Kaeya's biggest strength. You can launch the attack and switch characters to generate elemental reactions.

So for a support build, the trick is to only increase Kaeya's elemental rampage and elemental attack. If you want to play him as a main DPS, you'll also need to upgrade his normal attack.

What is the best equipment for Kaeya?

Kaeya's build in Genshin Impact will depend on how you want to play him: DPS or support. In the first case, which we'll look at in this guide, go for equipment consisting of weapons and artefacts that maximise her ATK as well as her damage and critical rate. A little advice for a support build, focus on artifacts and weapons that boost his elemental rampage and your team as a whole.

The best artifacts for Kaeya

Artifact for Kaeya: Noblesse Oblige
Noblesse Oblige

For a support build, one of the best equipment choices is to go for the 4-piece Noblesse Oblige set. With 2 pieces, you increase the damage of the elemental rampage by 20% while with 4, the ATK of all characters will be boosted by 20% for 12% after activating the skill.

Artifact for Kaeya: Blizzard Strayer
Blizzard Strayer

But if a member of your team is already wearing this set, opt for only 2 pieces of equipment to combine with two pieces of Blizzard Strayer and increase the Cryo damage by 15%.

Do you prefer to play Kaeya as a DPS? In that case, we recommend the 4-piece Blizzard Strayer set to increase the critical rate by 20% when attacking an enemy affected by the Cryo element and by an additional 20% if they are frozen.

Artifact for Kaeya: Gladiator's Finale
Gladiator's Finale
Artifact for Kaeya: Shimenawa's Reminiscence
Shimenawa's Reminiscence

You can also combine this set with two pieces of Gladiator's Finale or Shimenawa's Reminiscence to increase ATK by 18%. Or two pieces of Pale Flame or Bloodstained Chivalry to boost physical damage by 25% if you want to play Kaeya in physical DPS.

Pale Flame Artifact
Pale flame
Artifact Bloodstained Chivalry
Bloodstained Chivalry

The main statistics to be favoured in all cases:

  • Hourglass: ATK%;
  • Cut: damage bonus Cryo ;
  • Crown: critical damage or critical rate.

Secondary statistics :

  • ATK% ;
  • Critical damage ;
  • Critical rate (especially if you did not opt for the 4-piece Blizzard Strayer set) ;
  • Energy Recharge;
  • Basic mastery.

The best weapons for Kaeya

Best weapon for Kaeya in Genshin Impact : Mistsplitter Reforged (5★)
Mistsplitter Reforged (5★)

The Mistsplitter Reforged is the best weapon to equip on Kaeya in Genshin Impact. It increases critical damage and elemental damage.

If you don't have it, other one-handed swords are possible. For a support build, we recommend :

Weapon for Kaeya: Skyward Blade (5★)
Skyward Blade (5★)
Weapon for Kaeya: Sacrificial Sword (4★)
Sacrificial Sword (4★)
Weapon for Kaeya: Amenoma Kageuchi (4★)
Amenoma Kageuchi (4★)
  • Skyward Blade: The weapon increases energy recharge and critical rate. Elemental rampage increases movement speed and ATK. Normal and charged attacks deal 20% more damage;
  • Sacrificial Sword: You increase the energy cooldown and elemental skills have a 40% chance to reset their cooldown (at level 1) when dealing damage, every 30 seconds;
  • Amenoma Kageuchi: the 4-star weapon to be made at the blacksmith's shop allows you to boost ATK and recover energy recharge after casting elemental skills;

For a DPS build, you can equip your Kaeya with :

Aquila Favonia (5★)
Aquila Favonia (5★)
Blackcliff Longsword (4★)
Blackcliff Longsword (4★)
The Black Sword (4★)
The Black Sword (4★)
  • Aquila Favonia: The 5-star weapon grants a physical damage bonus and increases ATK by 20%. When you take damage, 100% of ATK is restored as health and you deal 200% damage to ATK;
  • TheBlackcliff Longsword: The sword boosts critical damage and increases ATK by 12% for 30 seconds after defeating an enemy;
  • Black Sword: Increases the critical rate and damage of normal and charged attacks by 20%. On a critical hit, you restore 60% of ATK in the form of HP.

Kaeya's climbing materials in Genshin Impact

To get Kaeya to level 90 in Genshin Impact, you will need :

  • 419 Hero's Wit and 2.1 million Moras;
  • 1 Shard, 9 Fragments, 9 Pieces and 6 Shivada Jade Stones as well as 46 Ice Duramen, which you will obtain by fighting theFrozen Tree;
  • 168 Calla Lily can be picked at the lakeside in Mondstadt. Find them on the interactive Teyvat map. If you want more, grow them at Serenitea Pot;
  • 18 Treasure Hoarder Insignia, 30 Silver Raven Insignia and 36 Gold Raven Insignia.

Which team should Kaeya play in?

Team to play Kaeya in Genshin Impact : Diluc / Kaeya / Xingqiu / Diona

Kaeya is a versatile character who can be played in several teams:

You can also play Kaeya as a main DPS, especially in a cast team with Xiangling, Bennett and Chongyun. The latter will infuse Kaeya's normal attacks with Cryo. You can also replace Chongyun with Rosalia.

How old and how tall is Kaeya in Genshin Impact ?

Profile of Kaeya in Genshin Impact

Kaeya is the cavalry captain of the knights of Favonius in Mondstadt. He is about 22 years old and about 1.85m tall.

Photo of Kaeya in Mondstadt

That's it for this guide to Kaeya from Genshin Impact. All that's left is for you to put our tips and tricks into practice. The Knight of Favonius can be a good asset in many teams, even in the abyss, especially for creating elemental reactions. It is nevertheless regrettable that he cannot easily increase his constellations.

Hazulia Passionate about fantasy and science-fiction, I am constantly exploring many worlds in my head, in my texts and of course in video games! These last few months, it's Genshin Impact that takes up part of my days... But I also enjoy card games, fighting games, management games, manga, series, movies, etc.

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