Kaeya Alberich is a playable Cryo character in Genshin Impact. He is received for free in the Prologue Act I: The Outlander Who Caught the Wind during the quest Crash Course.

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.



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]


A thinker in the Knights of Favonius with a somewhat exotic appearance.

In-game character attributes text

Kaeya is an outwardly confident and charming individual with a flair for the dramatic, and 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.

Unknown to all those around him, Kaeya is drawn to the negative emotions of others. He 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 also gained him the exasperation of those same people.


Kaeya is a tall young man of lean build with dark skin, noted to give him an “exotic” and foreign look. He possesses sharp, periwinkle eyes with longer lashes than the other male characters, notably with the same diamond-shaped pupils as Dainsleif. He has navy blue hair, accompanied by streaks of lighter blue, which he keep pulled back in a long ponytail that reaches his waist. His bangs all but cover his right eye. Kaeya wears an eyepatch over this eye that he claims he inherited from his grandfather, who he claims was a pirate. This was later revealed to be a lie.

Kaeya’s clothes are form-fitting, consisting of a white fur cloak over a white jacket that exposes his chest, a navy shirt, and slim navy pants. He dons a cape resembling a single wing over his left shoulder. He also wears fingerless gloves marked with the same diamond shape as his eyes, spiked wristbands, a golden earring and chain, a belt that his vision is attached to, and high boots.

Notably, while other Mondstadt characters' vision features three feathers in its wings, Kaeya's vision only features two feathers.

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 Normal Sprint.png Default Sprint Alternate Sprint
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

For a full breakdown of the required materials per level, go to Talent Level-Up Costs. The number of materials required is the same for every character but the type of material may vary.


Level Icon Name Effect
1 Excellent Blood Excellent Blood The CRIT Rate of Kaeya's Normal Attack and Charge Attacks against opponents affected by the Cryo is increased by 15%.
2 Never-Ending Performance Never-Ending Performance Every time Glacial Waltz defeats an opponent, its duration is increased by 2.5s, up to a maximum of 15s.
*Note: The description is incorrect, duration extension takes effect on any enemy defeat, not just enemies defeated by Glacial Waltz.
3 Dance of Frost Dance of Frost Increases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Frozen Kiss 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 Frostbiting Embrace Increases the level of Glacial Waltz by 3. Max upgrade level is 15.
6 Glacial Whirlwind Glacial Whirlwind Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna.


Level Mora Character Ascension
1 20
20,000 None
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
0 1 976 19 66
20 2,506 48 171
1 20 3,235 62 220
40 4,846 93 330
2 40 5,364 103 365 6.7%
50 6,170 118 420
3 50 6,860 131 467 13.3%
60 7,666 147 522
4 60 8,184 157 557 13.3%
70 8,990 172 612
5 70 9,508 182 647 20.0%
80 10,312 198 702
6/MAX 80 10,830 208 737 26.7%
90 11,636 223 792

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


Paimon's Bargains

Kaeya is available in 1 Paimon's Bargains:

December 2020

Event Wishes

Kaeya is not obtainable in any event wishes.

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 1.3
  • A new idle animation for Kaeya was added.

Version 1.0

  • Kaeya was released.



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