Genshin Impact Kaeya Build and Best Team Comp

Kaeya is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact. We decided to write this guide to help you learn more about Kaeya. In our Genshin Impact Kaeya Build and Best Team Comp post, you will learn about Kaeya’s talents, how they work and how to upgrade them. Also, you will read about his Constellations that will help you make Kaeya even more powerful. After that, we have written Genshin Impact Kaeya Build where you’ll see weapon and artifact set. And at last, we have mentioned the best team comps for Kaeya as the Sub DPS hero.

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Kaeya Talents

Below you can see the list of talents that Kaeya uses during the fight. Each of them we have described with the main characteristics.

Skill Name

Type

Description

Ceremonial Bladework

Normal Attack

Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 rapid 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 opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Frostgnaw

Elemental Skill

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

Glacial Waltz

Elemental Burst

Coalescing the frost in the air, Kaeya summons 3 icicles that revolve 4 times around him for 8 seconds.
These icicles will follow the character around and deal Cryo DMG to opponents in their path for so long as they persist.

Cold-Blooded Strike

1st Ascension Passive

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

Glacial Heart

4th Ascension Passive

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

Hidden Strength

Utility Passive

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

Kaeya Talent GIFs

Every talent can be upgraded up to level 15. But to do so you will need to gather materials on particular days. The list of the needed materials for leveling Kaeya’s talents is mentioned in the next block.

Talent Leveling Materials

So here you can see all materials that you will need in order to level up Kaeya’s talents.

Talent
Level-Up
Material

Teachings of Ballad

Guide to Ballad

Philosophies of Ballad

Common
Ascension
Material

Treasure Hoarder Insignia

Silver Raven Insignia

Golden Raven Insignia

Weekly
Boss
Material

Spirit Locket of Boreas

Some of them are required at the beginning for low levels and others are more advanced. We just wanted to focus your attention on material types in general.

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Kaeya Constellations

In Genshin Impact characters have a specific upgrade system called constellation. You will need to get a specific item called Stella Fortuna to increase the level of constellation. Each character has their own version of Stella Fortuna, which you get by obtaining a duplicate of the character from Wishes.

Level

Name

Description

1

Excellent Blood

The CRIT Rate of Kaeya's Normal and Charge Attacks against opponents affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.

2

Never-Ending Performance

Every time Glacial Waltz defeats an opponent during its duration, its duration is increased by 2.5s, up to a maximum of 15s.

3

Dance of Frost

Increases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

4

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

Frostbiting Embrace

Increases the Level of Glacial Waltz by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

6

Glacial Whirlwind

Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.

Every Genshin Impact character has own set of constellations above you can see Kaeya constellations list with descriptions.

Ascension Materials

In addition, there are ascension phases that increase the level cap for your character. After Kaeya reaches the 20th level he can be ascended to the next ascension phase, up to phase 6, which allow getting 90th level.

Asc
Phase

Level

Req

Cost

Character Ascension
Material

Local
Specialty

Common
Material

1

20

20,000

Shivada Jade Sliver

Calla Lily

Treasure Hoarder Insignia

2

40

40,000

Shivada Jade Fragment

Hoarfrost Core

Calla Lily

Treasure Hoarder Insignia

3

50

60,000

Shivada Jade Fragment

Hoarfrost Core

Calla Lily

Silver Raven Insignia

4

60

80,000

Shivada Jade Chunk

Hoarfrost Core

Calla Lily

Silver Raven Insignia

5

70

100,000

Shivada Jade Chunk

Hoarfrost Core

Calla Lily

Golden Raven Insignia

6

80

120,000

Shivada Jade Gemstone

Hoarfrost Core

Calla Lily

Golden Raven Insignia

In order to level up ascension phases you’ll need materials. So the list of those required for Kaeya is listed above.

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Kaeya Build

Below you can see the best weapon option for playing Kaeya in Genshin Impact. Accompanied by the best Kaeya artifact set and its stat priorities.

Main DPS Build

If you play this champion as a main DPS in your comp you should take the weapon and artifacts from the list below. They are believed to be the most effective ones in almost all situations.

Weapon

Aquila Favonia

Secondary Stat

Physical DMG Bonus
(9~41.3%)

Falcon's Defiance

ATK is increased by 20%. Triggers on taking DMG: the soul of the Falcon of the West awakens, holding the banner of the resistance aloft, regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents. This effect can only occur once every 15s.

Artifact Set

Bloodstained Chivalry

2-Piece

Set Bonus

2-Piece Bonus: Physical DMG +25%

Gladiator's Nostalgia

2-Piece

Set Bonus

2-Piece Bonus: ATK +18%

Artifact Main Stats Priority

Sands of Eon

ATK%

Sub Stats Priority

CRIT DMG%

CRIT Rate%

ATK%

ATK

Energy Recharge

Goblet of Eonothem

 Physical DMG Bonus%

Circlet of Logos

CRIT Rate%

CRIT DMG%

Talent Priority

Ceremonial Bladework >>> Frostgnaw >>> Glacial Waltz

Weapon Substitutes: Prototype Rancour, Harbinger of Dawn, Fillet Blade.

At the very bottom, you can see talent priority for Kaeya. You should focus on Ceremonial Bladework, after that Frostgnaw and in the end on Glacial Waltz.

Sub DPS Build

In case you place this champion on Sub DPS position you can take the build below. You will find it more effective for sub DPS role in the comp.

Weapon

Artifact Set

Skyward Pride

 Blizzard Strayer

4-Piece

Artifact Main Stats Priority

Sub Stats Priority

Sands of Eon

Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery

Goblet of Eonothem

Cryo DMG Bonus%

Circlet of Logos

CRIT Rate% / CRIT DMG%

Energy Recharge

Elemental Mastery

CRIT Rate%

CRIT DMG%

ATK%

Talent Priority

 Glacial Waltz

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Best Team Compositions for Kaeya

When you play Genshin Impact everything depends not only on your main character but also on the composition. You should learn how elements complement each other and build the best team for your main. Below you can see the best team composition for Kaeya with Main DPS, Sub DPS characters and one support. Also, we have included alternative characters for each role that go well with Kaeya too.

Elemental Reactions

Sub DPS

Main DPS

Sub DPS

Support

Melt

Swirl

Kaeya

Diluc

Venti

Bennett

Alternative Characters

Klee

Sucrose

Barbara

Kaeya is a good sub DPS character with Cryo element that can be applied to enemies by Burst and skills. Diluc will play as a main DPS but you will activate him after Kaeya’s attacks to provoke Melt reaction. That’s where Venti’s crowd control comes in handy to group the enemies before Kaeya and Diluc attack. Bennett triggers Pyro resonance and also heals and boosts DPS of the team.

Good characters for this comp: Razor, Tartaglia, Xiangling, Traveler (Anemo), Diona.

Team Characters Information

Below you can see the characters from the best Kaeya team comp. So you can learn more about other champions too.

Character

Weapon

Artifact Set

Set Bonus

Diluc

Wolf's Gravestone

Crimson Witch of Flames (x4)

Pyro DMG Bonus +15%

Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2-Piece Set Bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10s. Max 3 stacks.

Venti

Elegy for the End

Viridescent Venerer (x4)

 Anemo DMG Bonus +15%

 Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.

Bennett

Skyward Blade

Noblesse Oblige (x4)

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

As you can see each of them has recommended weapon and artifact set as well. So if you want to become really powerful in Genshin Impact you should upgrade all your composition team members.

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If you are still not sure what champion you want to pick as main we have Genshin Impact characters tier list with explanations on how to build your best team.

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