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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 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 the Official Website[5]


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

In-game character attributes and profile page text

Kaeya is an outwardly confident and charming individual with a flair for drama. He is sometimes seen as overly laid-back and even lazy, but he takes his work seriously. He is surprisingly popular among the elderly of Mondstadt, even earning himself the title of "top candidate for grandson-in-law." His charisma and determination have earned him the admiration, respect, and favor of many people in Mondstadt — yet, his love for provoking others has also gained him the exasperation of those same people.

He seems to get a kick out of telling bald-faced lies and convincing others to do his work, but this serves him well in his role in the Knights of Favonius. He is a self-proclaimed "anti-hero with an attitude problem"; as long as everything ends the way he wants, Kaeya doesn't care about the methods used. Still, 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, which he does to both his enemies and his allies alike. He takes pleasure in seeing the hesitation in his comrades' eyes at 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.

Despite his extroversion, the Traveler has observed that he appears to struggle with loneliness, though he playfully deflects when confronted about it. He frequently reminds the Traveler that they can talk to him, invites them to spend time with him, insistently offers (sometimes extensive) assistance, and often voices his disappointment whenever the Traveler has to leave, showing his desire to be helpful and aversion to being alone.

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 missing out, though he understands that not everyone can drink alcohol until they come of age. The Traveler thinks his drinking habit may be some kind of coping mechanism, and Rosaria implies that Kaeya's façades start to slip when he's intoxicated.


Kaeya is a tall young man with a lean build and a tanned complexion. His visible eye is sharp and slanted, periwinkle with long eyelashes and the same diamond-shaped pupil as Dainsleif. He has navy-blue hair with streaks of lighter blue, accompanied by a long lock of hair that rests over his left shoulder, cascading down to his waist. His bangs are trimmed in a lengthy fringe that covers the right side of his face and almost hides a plain black eyepatch, which he claims to have inherited from his grandfather, a pirate. However, this was later revealed to be a lie he told to mess with people.

Kaeya's clothes are fitting for a Cavalry Captain, albeit a flamboyant one. He wears a white-collared, cleavage-revealing blouse with forearm-length sleeves that have dark blue folded cuffs. Above that, he wears a light blue vest or jacket, and a cape adorned with a fur collar. He wears dark, tight-fitted trousers and knee-length boots. For accessories, he wears fingerless gloves with spikes on the wrists and marked with the same diamond shape as his eyes. He also wears a loose brown belt from which his Vision hangs, as well as a rope which may be meant for a scabbard to carry his sword. He has a single earring on his left ear, which has some kind of blue gem on a metal frame shaped like a teardrop with a spike at the bottom. The same gems are found hanging off of two straps at his ankles. His outfit has many more small details, such as a blue band around his forearms to keep his cuffs folded, a chain across his chest that seems to be attached to the ends of his collars, and unexplained straps, belts, or bands. His outfit, Icy Featherflight, is described to be fashionable and adorned with a fur collar.

Notably, while other Mondstadt characters' Visions feature three feathers per wing, Kaeya's Vision only features two feathers. He is also the only one with a wing on the right side of the back of his Vision (other Mondstadt Visions have those on the left side or no wings at all on the back).

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.


Mora Character Ascension
0 → 1 20,000
1 → 2 40,000
2 → 3 60,000
3 → 4 80,000
4 → 5 100,000
5 → 6 120,000

Base Stats

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

Level Base
Specialized Stat2
(Energy Recharge)

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


Paimon's Bargains

Kaeya was available in 2 Paimon's Bargains Starglitter Exchange:

Month Items
December 2020
CryoCharacter Kaeya Thumb.png Kaeya
Weapon Royal Bow.png Lv. 1 Royal Bow
June 2021
CryoCharacter Kaeya Thumb.png Kaeya
Weapon Royal Bow.png Lv. 1 Royal Bow

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.
    • 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 1.0

  • Kaeya was released.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kaeya's Character Stories in Chinese refer to Kaeya as both 义子 (foster son) and 养子 (adopted son) to Crepus, who is referred to as 养父 (adoptive father) in relation to Kaeya. The English translations also reflect this fact.
  2. 2.0 2.1 (EN & JP) Twitter - VA Announcement
  3. (CN) Genshin Impact - Official Character Page
  4. (KR) Twitter - VA Announcement
  5. Description from the Official Website