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Kaeya

By
Ben Chard
,
Claire Farnworth
,
Matt Chard
, &
Shane Williams

Overview

Rarity Tier Weapon Vision
(4 Stars) Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot C-tier Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Sword Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Cryo

Biography

Details
Full Name Kaeya Alberich, Kaeya Ragnvindr (past)
Sex Male
Birthday November 30th
Constellation Pavo Ocellus
Region Mondstadt
Affiliation Knights of Favonius
Special Dish Fruity Skewers
How to Obtain Complete Crash Course, Wanderlust Invocation (Wish)

Introduction

In the Knights of Favonius, Kaeya is the most trusted aide for the Acting Grand Master Jean. You can always count on him to solve any intractable problems. Everyone in Mondstadt loves Kaeya, but no one knows what secrets this witty, charming knight has…

Skills Talents

Talents Icon Name Notes
Normal Attack Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Ceremonial Bladework Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 consecutive strikes. Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes. Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemeies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Elemental Skill Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Frostgnaw Unleashes a frigit blast, dealing Cryo DMG to enemies in front of Kaeya.
Elemental Burst Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot 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.

Passive Talents

Type Icon Name Info
Talent 1 / Ascension 1 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Cold-Blooded Strike Every hit with Frostgnaw regenerates HP for Kaeya equal to 15% of ATK.
Talent 2 / Ascension 4 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot 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.
Talent 3 / Unlocked Auto Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Hidden Strength Decreases all party member’s sprinting Stamina consumption by 20%.

Constellations

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Excellent Blood The CRIT Rate of Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG against enemies affected by the Cold or Frozen status effects is increased by 15%.
2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Never Ending Performance Every time Glacial Waltz defeats an enemy, its duration is increased by 2.5s, up to a maximum of 15s.
3 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Dance of Frost Increases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot 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.
5 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Frostbiting Embrace Increase the Level of Glacial Waltz by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Glacial Whirlwind Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.

Ascension

Ascension Max Lv. Mora Elemental Material 1 Elemental Material 2 Local Specialty Common Material
1st 20 20,000 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot1 Shivada Jade Sliver None Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot3 Calla Lilly Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot3 Treasure Hoarder Insignia
2nd 40 40,000 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot3 Shivada Jade Fragment Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot2 Hoarfrost Core Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot10 Calla Lilly Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot15 Treasure Hoarder Insignia
3rd 50 60,000 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot6 Shivada Jade Fragment Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot4 Hoarfrost Core Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot20 Calla Lilly Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot12 Silver Raven Insignia
4th 60 80,000 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot3 Shivada Jade Chunk Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot8 Hoarfrost Core Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot30 Calla Lilly Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot18 Silver Raven Insignia
5th 70 100,000 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot6 Shivada Jade Chunk Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot12 Hoarfrost Core Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot45 Calla Lilly Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot12 Gold Raven Insignia
6th 80 120,000 Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot6 Shivada Jade Gemstone Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot20 Hoarfrost Core Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot60 Calla Lilly Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot24 Gold Raven Insignia

Builds

  • 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.

  • Cryo Support Build

This build empowers Kaeya’s Elemental Burst ability which procs multiple times, leading to very consistent elemental reactions and damage. This build becomes much more powerful with Constellation level 6.

  • Weapons
Weapon Icon Type Rarity Notes
Skyward Blade Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Sword Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot 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.

or

Weapon Icon Type Rarity Notes
The Flute Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Sword Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to deal an additional 240/300/360/420/480% ATK DMG to enemies within a small radius. Can only occur once every 15s.
  • Artifact Sets
Artifact Set Icon (2) Bonus (4) Bonus
Gladiator’s Finale Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot ATK +18%. If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

or

Artifact Set Icon (2) Bonus (4) Bonus
Nobless Oblige Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Elemental Burst DMG +20%. Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Icon Weapon Rating Base Attack Bonus Effect Skill Effect
Best Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Skyward Blade Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot 44 Energy Recharge 12.0%. 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.
Second Best Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot The Flute Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot 42 ATK 10.0%. Normal or Charged Attacks grant a Harmonic on hits. Gaining 5 Harmonics triggers the pwer of music and deals 100% ATK DMG to surrounding enemies. Harmonics last up to 30s, and a maximum of 1 can be gained every 0.5s.
Third Best Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Iron Sting Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot 42 Elemental Mastery. Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s.

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Icon Set (2) Bonus (4) Bonus
Best Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Gladiator’s Finale ATK +18%. If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Second Best Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Noblesse Oblige Elemental Burst DMG +20%. Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Third Best Pathfinder: Kingmaker Screenshot Martial Artist Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 15%. After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 25% for 8s.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    miHoYo
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    20 October 2021
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