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Kaeya Alberich is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact.

Kaeya is the Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius. He is held in high regard by the people of Mondstadt — even with all his eccentricities and secrets.

He is obtained for free in the Archon Quest Crash Course in Prologue: Act I - The Outlander Who Caught the Wind.

Gameplay Info

Ascensions and Stats

Toggle Ascension Materials

ATK[✦ 1]
Special Stat[✦ 2]
(Energy Recharge)
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)
Mora 20,000
Shivada Jade Sliver 1
Calla Lily 3
Treasure Hoarder Insignia 3
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)
Mora 40,000
Hoarfrost Core 2
Shivada Jade Fragment 3
Calla Lily 10
Treasure Hoarder Insignia 15
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)
Mora 60,000
Hoarfrost Core 4
Shivada Jade Fragment 6
Calla Lily 20
Silver Raven Insignia 12
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)
Mora 80,000
Hoarfrost Core 8
Shivada Jade Chunk 3
Calla Lily 30
Silver Raven Insignia 18
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)
Mora 100,000
Hoarfrost Core 12
Shivada Jade Chunk 6
Calla Lily 45
Golden Raven Insignia 12
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)
Mora 120,000
Hoarfrost Core 20
Shivada Jade Gemstone 6
Calla Lily 60
Golden Raven Insignia 24
  1. Does not include weapon ATK value.
  2. Characters gain special stats starting with 2✦.
Total Cost (0✦ → 6✦)
Mora 420,000 Mora


Talent Ceremonial BladeworkCeremonial BladeworkNormal 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.
Talent FrostgnawFrostgnawElemental Skill
Unleashes a frigid blast, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents in front of Kaeya.
Talent Glacial WaltzGlacial WaltzElemental Burst
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 opponents in their path for the ability's duration.
Talent Cold-Blooded StrikeCold-Blooded Strike1st Ascension Passive
Every hit with Frostgnaw regenerates HP for Kaeya equal to 15% of his ATK.
Talent Glacial HeartGlacial Heart4th Ascension Passive
Opponents Frozen by Frostgnaw will drop additional Elemental Particles.
Frostgnaw may only produce a maximum of 2 additional Elemental Particles per use.
Talent Hidden StrengthHidden StrengthUtility Passive
Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Talent Upgrade


Character Talent Materials
1 → 22✦
Mora 12,500 [12,500]
Treasure Hoarder Insignia 6 [6]
Teachings of Ballad 3 [3]
2 → 33✦
Mora 17,500 [30,000]
Silver Raven Insignia 3 [3]
Guide to Ballad 2 [2]
3 → 4
Mora 25,000 [55,000]
Silver Raven Insignia 4 [7]
Guide to Ballad 4 [6]
4 → 54✦
Mora 30,000 [85,000]
Silver Raven Insignia 6 [13]
Guide to Ballad 6 [12]
5 → 6
Mora 37,500 [122,500]
Silver Raven Insignia 9 [22]
Guide to Ballad 9 [21]
6 → 75✦
Mora 120,000 [242,500]
Golden Raven Insignia 4 [4]
Philosophies of Ballad 4 [4]
Spirit Locket of Boreas 1 [1]
7 → 8
Mora 260,000 [502,500]
Golden Raven Insignia 6 [10]
Philosophies of Ballad 6 [10]
Spirit Locket of Boreas 1 [2]
8 → 96✦
Mora 450,000 [952,500]
Golden Raven Insignia 9 [19]
Philosophies of Ballad 12 [22]
Spirit Locket of Boreas 2 [4]
9 → 10
Mora 700,000 [1,652,500]
Golden Raven Insignia 12 [31]
Philosophies of Ballad 16 [38]
Spirit Locket of Boreas 2 [6]
Crown of Insight 1 [1]


Constellation Excellent BloodExcellent Blood1
The CRIT Rate of Kaeya's Normal and Charge Attacks against opponents affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.
Constellation Never-Ending PerformanceNever-Ending Performance2
When Glacial Waltz is in effect, for each opponent defeated, its base duration is increased by 2.5s, up to a maximum of 15s.
Constellation Dance of FrostDance of Frost3
Increases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Constellation Frozen KissFrozen Kiss4
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.
Constellation Frostbiting EmbraceFrostbiting Embrace5
Increases the Level of Glacial Waltz by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Constellation Glacial WhirlwindGlacial Whirlwind6
Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.

Each Constellation activation requires one Kaeya's Stella Fortuna Kaeya's Stella Fortuna.


Paimon's Bargains

Kaeya was available in 7 Paimon's Bargains Starglitter Exchange:

Character Event Wishes

Kaeya has not been promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in any Event Wishes.

Chronicled Wishes

Kaeya has been included in 1 Chronicled Wish:

Wish Designated Item Duration Version
Ode to the Dawn Breeze 2024-03-13
Ode to the Dawn Breeze 2024-03-13
March 13, 2024 – April 2, 2024 4.5


  1. Numerous in-game sources in Chinese refer to Kaeya as both 义子 "foster son" and 养子 "adopted son" in relation to Crepus, who is also referred to as 养父 "adoptive father" and 义父 yìfù, "adoptive father" in relation to Kaeya. See Kaeya/Lore § Trivia for details.
  2. See Kaeya/Lore § Trivia for further information on the terminology used to describe the relationship between Kaeya and Diluc.

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial Name

Change History

Version 3.7
  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated audio for English: (the audio now matches the text)
      • "Favorite Food":
        • Old: Sparkling wine is a specialty of Mondstadt. Mix it with three parts Dandelion Wine and the bitterness disappears completely. This concoction is known as "Death in the Afternoon." Delectable.
        • New: Sparkling wine is a specialty of Mondstadt. Mix it with three parts Dandelion Wine and the bitterness disappears completely. This concoction is known as "Death After Noon." Delectable.

Version 3.5

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated audio and text for English:
      • "About Fischl":
        • Old: What? You think Fischl having one eye covered is very fitting given her title of Prinzessin der Verurteilung. Hahaha, if that's the case, that must make me a future royal progeny too, no?
        • New: Hmm? You think Fischl having one eye covered is very fitting given her title of Prinzessin der Verurteilung. Hahaha, if that's the case, that must also make me a descendant of some kind of former royal lineage, no?

Version 3.1

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • New story voice-over for All Languages:
      • "About Mika"

Version 2.7

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Removed from all languages:
      • "Disengaging Wind Glider"

Version 2.6

  • Optimizes some display animation details of the character Kaeya in the Character > Weapon interface.

Version 2.5

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated audio for Japanese:
      • "Chat: Knights of Favonius"
      • "Opening Treasure Chest 01", "Opening Treasure Chest 02", "Opening Treasure Chest 03"

Version 2.2

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated audio and text for English:
      • "Interesting Things":
        • Old: [...] it seems to look right through you [...]
        • New: [...] it seems to see right through you [...]

Version 1.5

  • Kaeya's in-game character attributes text was changed.
    • Old description: A thinker in the Knights of Favonius with a somewhat exotic appearance.
    • New description: An accomplished swordsman and a strategic thinker in the Knights of Favonius, rumored to hail from beyond Mondstadt.

Version 1.3

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated audio for Chinese:
      • All of the Combat voice-overs
    • Updated audio for Korean:
      • "Interesting Things"
  • A new idle animation for Kaeya was added.

Version 1.2

  • Kaeya's wish artwork was updated.
    • The wish artwork prior to Version 1.2 was the following:
  • Kaeya's Passive Talent name was changed.
    • Old: "Heart of the Abyss"
    • New: "Glacial Heart"

Version 1.0

  • Kaeya was released.

Version 0.0.1

  • Kaeya was created.


  1. Official Character Introduction Illustration
  2. 2.0 2.1 Twitter: EN & JP VA Announcement
  3. Official Genshin Impact Chinese Website: Kaeya
  4. Twitter: KR VA Announcement
  5. GenshinAcademy: Elemental Burst Frame Tests