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Overview

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 Prologue, Act I: The Outlander Who Caught the Wind during the quest Crash Course.

Combat Info

Ascensions and Stats

Ascension
Phase
Level Base
HP
Base
ATK1
Base
DEF
Special Stat2
(Energy Recharge)
0✦ 1/20 976 19 66
20/20 2,506 48 171
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)
Item Mora.png 20,000 Mora
1✦ 20/40 3,235 62 220
40/40 4,846 93 330
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)
Item Mora.png 40,000 Mora
2✦ 40/50 5,364 103 365 6.7%
50/50 6,170 118 420
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)
Item Mora.png 60,000 Mora
3✦ 50/60 6,860 131 467 13.3%
60/60 7,666 147 522
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)
Item Mora.png 80,000 Mora
4✦ 60/70 8,184 157 557 13.3%
70/70 8,990 172 612
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)
Item Mora.png 100,000 Mora
5✦ 70/80 9,508 182 647 20.0%
80/80 10,312 198 702
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)
Item Mora.png 120,000 Mora
6✦ 80/90 10,830 208 737 26.7%
90/90 11,636 223 792

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters gain special stats starting with 2✦.
Total Cost (0 → 6)

Item Mora.png 420,000 Mora

Talents

IconNameType
Talent Ceremonial Bladework.pngCeremonial BladeworkNormal Attack
Normal Attack
Perform 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.
  • When Kaeya performs the fifth strike of his Normal Attack sequence, he teleports behind the enemy he is fighting to strike them from behind.
    • If he is fighting an enemy who dies after the fourth strike but before the fifth strike, then he will teleport behind another nearby enemy instead.
    • As long as there are enemies nearby, Kaeya does not need to be hitting enemies or even be in combat to teleport behind an enemy.
    • Kaeya's teleport is actually very fast movement in one direction, so he cannot teleport through walls or overcome sheer/climbable ground.
    • Kaeya cannot teleport behind shielded Mitachurls or large enemies, a condition that Rosaria is also subject to when she uses Ravaging Confession.
Constellation Effects
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1-Hit DMG (%)53.7558.1362.568.7573.1378.138591.8898.75106.25114.84
2-Hit DMG (%)51.6955.8960.166.1170.3275.1381.7488.3594.96102.17110.43
3-Hit DMG (%)65.2770.5975.983.4988.894.88103.22111.57119.92129.03139.47
4-Hit DMG (%)70.8676.6382.490.6496.41103112.06121.13130.19140.08151.41
5-Hit DMG (%)88.2495.42102.6112.86120.04128.25139.54150.82162.11174.42188.53
Charged Attack
Charged Attack DMG (%)55.04
+
73.1
59.52
+
79.05
64
+
85
70.4
+
93.5
74.88
+
99.45
80
+
106.25
87.04
+
115.6
94.08
+
124.95
101.12
+
134.3
108.8
+
144.5
117.6
+
156.19
Charged Attack Stamina Cost20
Plunging Attack
Plunge DMG (%)63.9369.1474.3481.7786.9892.92101.1109.28117.46126.38135.3
Low Plunge DMG (%)127.84138.24148.65163.51173.92185.81202.16218.51234.86252.7270.54
High Plunge DMG (%)159.68172.67185.67204.24217.23232.09252.51272.93293.36315.64337.92
Talent Frostgnaw.pngFrostgnawElemental Skill
Unleashes a frigid blast, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents in front of Kaeya.
  • When this skill hits at least one enemy, it generates 2.5 Elemental Particles.
    • With Glacial Heart, Kaeya's 4th Ascension Passive, each Frozen enemy grants 1 additional particle (max 2 additional particles).
  • This skill can hit multiple enemies within a certain angle, dealing individual instances of damage with individual chances to CRIT.
  • Frostgnaw's Cryo application is unusually strong on water and freezes it for 9 seconds. As Frostgnaw's cooldown is only 6 seconds, Kaeya can freeze the water in front of him and walk across it indefinitely as long as Frostgnaw is constantly used. This is colloquially known as "ice bridging."
  • Kaeya's Passive Talent 1, Cold-Blooded Strike, affects Frostgnaw as follows: "Every hit with Frostgnaw regenerates HP for Kaeya equal to 15% of his ATK."
  • Kaeya's Passive Talent 2, Glacial Heart, affects Frostgnaw as follows: "Opponents Frozen by Frostgnaw will drop additional Elemental Particles. Frostgnaw may only produce a maximum of 2 additional Elemental Particles per use."
Constellation Effects
  • Constellation Level 3, Dance of Frost: Increases this talent's level by 3 and raises its maximum level to 15.
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Skill DMG (%)191.2205.54219.88239253.34267.68286.8305.92325.04344.16363.28382.4406.3
CD6s
Talent Glacial Waltz.pngGlacial 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.
  • Glacial Waltz can consistently hit 15 times across the initial burst, icicle rotations and final icicle explosions.
  • icicle damage will snapshot Kaeya's stats on cast and will not be affected by changes in Kaeya's stats that occur afterwards.
Constellation Effects
  • Constellation Level 2, Never-Ending Performance: Glacial Waltz's duration is extended by 2.5 seconds for each enemy defeated during its duration, up to a maximum duration of 15 seconds at three enemies defeated.
  • Constellation Level 5, Frostbiting Embrace: Increases this talent's level by 3 and raises its maximum level to 15.
  • Constellation Level 6, Glacial Whirlwind: "Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast."
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Skill DMG (%)77.683.4289.2497102.82108.64116.4124.16131.92139.68147.44155.2164.9175
CD15s
Duration8s
Energy Cost60
Talent Cold-Blooded Strike.pngCold-Blooded Strike1st Ascension Passive
Every hit with Frostgnaw regenerates HP for Kaeya equal to 15% of his ATK.
  • "Every hit" refers to the number of enemies hit. Hitting N enemies with Frostgnaw will regenerate HP for Kaeya equal to 15%×N of his ATK.
Talent Glacial Heart.pngGlacial 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.
  • The description is incomplete. Additional elemental particles will also drop if Frostgnaw hits enemies that are already Frozen.
  • Each Frozen enemy grants 1 additional particle. Freezing two or more enemies is required to produce the maximum of 2 additional particles.
Talent Hidden Strength.pngHidden 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

Talent
Level
Required
Ascension
Mora
[Subtotal]
Common Materials
[Subtotal]
Talent Level-Up Materials
[Subtotal]
1 → 2 2✦
Item Mora.png 12,500 Mora
[12,500]
[6]
[3]
2 → 3 3✦
Item Mora.png 17,500 Mora
[30,000]
[3]
[2]
3 → 4
Item Mora.png 25,000 Mora
[55,000]
[7]
[6]
4 → 5 4✦
Item Mora.png 30,000 Mora
[85,000]
[13]
[12]
5 → 6
Item Mora.png 37,500 Mora
[122,500]
[22]
[21]
6 → 7 5✦
Item Mora.png 120,000 Mora
[242,500]
[4]
[4]
[1]
7 → 8
Item Mora.png 260,000 Mora
[502,500]
[10]
[10]
[2]
8 → 9 6✦
Item Mora.png 450,000 Mora
[952,500]
[19]
[22]
[4]
9 → 10
Item Mora.png 700,000 Mora
[1,652,500]
[31]
[38]
[6]
[1]

Total Cost (1 → 10 for one talent)

Item Mora.png 1,652,500 Mora

Constellation

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 one Kaeya's Stella Fortuna Kaeya's Stella Fortuna.

Availability

Paimon's Bargains

Kaeya was available in 3 Paimon's Bargains Starglitter Exchange:

Month Items
December 2020
CryoCharacter Kaeya Thumb.png Kaeya
June 2021
CryoCharacter Kaeya Thumb.png Kaeya
December 2021
CryoCharacter Kaeya Thumb.png Kaeya

Event Wishes

Kaeya is not obtainable in any event wishes.

Other Languages

Language Official Name
English Kaeya
Chinese
(Simplified)
凯亚
Kǎiyà
Chinese
(Traditional)
凱亞
Kǎiyà
Japanese ガイア
Gaia
Korean 케이아
Keia
Spanish Kaeya
French Kaeya
Russian Кэйа
Keya
Thai Kaeya
Vietnamese Kaeya
German Kaeya
Indonesian Kaeya
Portuguese Kaeya

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
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:

Version 1.0

  • Kaeya was released.

Version 0.0.1

  • Kaeya was created.

Notes

  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.

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