Kaeya Alberich is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact.

Kaeya is a Cavalry Captain in 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 in the Prologue, Act I: The Outlander Who Caught the Wind during the quest Crash Course.



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...

Description from Official Website[4]


An accomplished swordsman and a strategic thinker in the Knights of Favonius, rumored to hail from beyond Mondstadt.

In-game character attributes text

Kaeya is an outwardly confident and charming individual with a flair for the dramatic, and he is sometimes seen as overly laid-back. He is surprisingly popular among the elderly of Mondstadt, even earning himself the title of "top candidate for grandson-in-law".

He seems to get a kick out of telling bald-faced lies, but this tendency becomes a talent when it comes to his role as the brains of the Knights of Favonius. He frequently does this with thieves and criminals, and then decides whether to arrest them or let them walk free. As long as everything falls into place the way he expects in the end, Kaeya doesn't care all that much about the means. He is willing to use criminals such as the Treasure Hoarders to achieve his goals, but according to his informant Vile, he draws the line at working with those who threaten other people's families, believing they deserve to be "hunted down and destroyed."

Kaeya enjoys putting people into high-stress situations and challenging their values, and does so to both his enemies and his allies. He takes pleasure in seeing the hesitation in his comrades' eyes in the moment just before they dive into battle with him, just as he takes pleasure in the look of fear in his enemies' eyes as they face off against him.

Kaeya's charisma and determination have earned him the admiration, respect, and favour of many people in Mondstadt, although his love for provoking others has also gained him the exasperation of those same people.

Despite his extroversion, Kaeya appears to struggle with loneliness and shyness, though he tries to playfully deflect both of these observations made by the traveler.

He appreciates the taste of alcohol and is often seen drinking when he isn't busy. He despises grape juice, claiming that the people who drink it have no patience and are spoiling themselves of an exquisite drink, although admitting that not everyone can drink alcohol until they come of age.


Kaeya is a tall young man of slim build with tan skin. His visible eye is sharp and periwinkle with long eyelashes and the same diamond-shaped pupil as Dainsleif. He has navy blue hair, accompanied by streaks of lighter blue, which he keeps pulled back in a long ponytail that reaches his waist. His bangs are cut in a long fringe that falls over the right side of his face and all but cover his right eye. Kaeya wears an eyepatch over this eye that he claims he inherited from his grandfather, who was apparently a pirate. This was later revealed to be a lie he told to mess with people.

Kaeya's clothes are form-fitting, consisting of an open white shirt, a slim blue jacket and tight dark trousers. He wears a black corset around his waist, and despite his shirt being collared and pinned closed at the throat by a gold buckle and chain, his chest is on fully framed display. He dons a cape resembling a single wing over his left shoulder, lined by a pelt of fur over his right shoulder. He also wears fingerless gloves marked with the same diamond shape as his eyes, spiked wristbands, and tall boots. His Vision is attached to his right hip at his belt with a chain, and a blue earring hangs from his left ear.

Notably, while other Mondstadt characters' vision features three feathers in its wings, Kaeya's vision only features two feathers. His outfit, Icy Featherflight, is described to be fashionable and festooned with a fur collar.

Combat Info


Icon Name Type
Talent Ceremonial Bladework.png 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.

Talent Frostgnaw.png Frostgnaw Elemental Skill
Unleashes a frigid blast, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents in front of Kaeya.
Talent Glacial Waltz.png 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.
Talent Cold-Blooded Strike.png Cold-Blooded Strike 1st Ascension Passive
Every hit with Frostgnaw regenerates HP for Kaeya equal to 15% of his ATK.
Talent Glacial Heart.png 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.
Talent Hidden Strength.png 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.

Talent Leveling Materials


Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Excellent Blood.png Excellent Blood The CRIT Rate of Kaeya's Normal and Charge Attacks against opponents affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.
2 Constellation Never-Ending Performance.png 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 Constellation Dance of Frost.png Dance of Frost Increases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Frozen Kiss.png 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 Constellation Frostbiting Embrace.png Frostbiting Embrace Increases the Level of Glacial Waltz by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation Glacial Whirlwind.png Glacial Whirlwind Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna 4 Star Stella Fortuna.


Level Mora Character Ascension
1 20
2 40
3 50
4 60
5 70
6/MAX 80

Base Stats

The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

Level HP ATK1 DEF Energy Recharge2

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.


Paimon's Bargains

Kaeya is available in 2 Paimon's Bargains:

December 2020
June 2021

Event Wishes

Kaeya is not obtainable in any event wishes.

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 1.5
  • Kaeya's in-game character attributes text was changed.

Version 1.3

  • A new idle animation for Kaeya was added.

Version 1.0

  • Kaeya was released.



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