Kaeya

Kaeya Splash Art
Kaeya Splash Art
BirthdayNovember 30th
TitleFrostwind Swordsman
AffiliationKnights of Favonius
VisionCryo
ConstellationPavo Ocellus
WeaponSword
A thinker in the Knights of Favonius with a somewhat exotic appearance.

Kaeya Best Builds

Physical DPS

For 4th and 5th option, you can replace 2 Gladiator’s Finale with 2 Shimenawa Reminiscence since both artifact have exact same 2 bonus set.

Pale Flame Artifact Set+Bloodstained Chivalry Artifact Set
2 Pale Flame + 2 Bloodstained Chivalry
(2) Physical DMG is increased by 25%.
(2) Physical DMG +25%.
OR
Pale Flame Artifact Set
4 Pale Flame
(2) Physical DMG is increased by 25%.
(4) When Elemental Skill hits an opponent, ATK is increased by 6% for 7s. This effect stacks up to 3 times and can be triggered once every 0.3s. Once 3 stacks are reached, the 2-set effect is increased by 100%.
OR
Gladiator's Finale Artifact Set
4 Gladiator’s Finale
(2) ATK +18%.
(4) If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
OR
Pale Flame Artifact Set+Gladiator's Finale Artifact Set
2 Pale Flame + 2 Gladiator’s Finale
(2) Physical DMG is increased by 25%.
(2) ATK +18%.
OR
Bloodstained Chivalry Artifact Set+Gladiator's Finale Artifact Set
2 Bloodstained Chivalry + 2 Gladiator
(2) Physical DMG +25%.
(2) ATK +18%.
Talent Priority
Normal Attack > Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill

Artifact Main Stats & Substats

SandGobletCirclet
ATK%Physical DMG Bonus%CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG
Substats
CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG% > ATK%/ATK > Energy Recharge%

Cryo DPS

Cryo DPS Kaeya usually equip 4 Blizzard Strayer with one more Cryo character (Chongyun) for Shattering Ice elemental resonance. With CRIT Rate bonus from both artifact set bonus and elemental resonance, Crit Rate% stats/substats usually prioritized less than ATK% or Crit DMG%.

Shattering Ice Elemental Resonance
Shattering Ice Elemental Resonance
Blizzard Strayer Artifact Set
4 Blizzard Strayer
(2) Cryo DMG Bonus +15%.
(4) When a character attacks an opponent affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
OR
Blizzard Strayer Artifact Set+Gladiator's Finale Artifact Set
2 Blizzard Strayer + 2 Gladiator’s Finale
(2) Cryo DMG Bonus +15%.
(2) ATK +18%.
OR
Blizzard Strayer Artifact Set+Shimenawa's Reminiscence Artifact Set
2 Blizzard Strayer + 2 Shimenawa
(2) Cryo DMG Bonus +15%.
(2) ATK +18%.
OR
Gladiator's Finale Artifact Set
4 Gladiator’s Finale
(2) ATK +18%.
(4) If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
OR
Blizzard Strayer Artifact Set+Noblesse Oblige Artifact Set
2 Blizzard Strayer + 2 Noblesse Oblige
(2) Cryo DMG Bonus +15%.
(2) Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
Talent Priority
Elemental Burst > Normal Attack > Elemental Skill

Artifact Main Stats & Substats

SandGobletCirclet
ATK%Cryo DMG Bonus%CRIT DMG%
Substats
CRIT DMG% > ATK% > Energy Recharge% > CRIT Rate%

Burst Support

Emblem Of Severed Fate - Magnificent Tsuba
4 Emblem of Severed Fate
(2) Energy Recharge +20%.
(4) Increases Elemental Burst DMG by 25% of Energy Recharge. A maximum of 75% bonus DMG can be obtained in this way.
OR
Blizzard Strayer Artifact Set+Noblesse Oblige Artifact Set
2 Blizzard Strayer + 2 Noblesse Oblige
(2) Cryo DMG Bonus +15%.
(2) Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
OR
Blizzard Strayer Artifact Set+Emblem Of Severed Fate - Magnificent Tsuba
2 Blizzard Strayer + 2 Emblem
(2) Cryo DMG Bonus +15%.
(2) Energy Recharge +20%.
OR
Noblesse Oblige Artifact Set
4 Noblesse Oblige
(2) Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
(4) Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Talent Priority
Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill > Normal Attack

Artifact Main Stats & Substats

SandGobletCirclet
ATK%/Energy Recharge%Cryo DMG Bonus%CRIT DMG%/CRIT Rate%
Substats
Energy Recharge% > CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG% > ATK% > Elemental Mastery
Kaeya Namecard: Pavo Ocellus
Kaeya Namecard: Pavo Ocellus

Ascension and Talent Level Up Materials

LevelMoraGemsBoss MaterialSpecialtyCommon
20 to 20+20.000Shivada Jade Sliverx1Calla Lilyx3Material Treasure Hoarder Insigniax3
40 to 40+40.000Shivada Jade Fragmentx3Hoarfrost Corex2Calla Lilyx10Material Treasure Hoarder Insigniax15
50 to 50+60.000Shivada Jade Fragmentx6Hoarfrost Corex4Calla Lilyx20Material Silver Raven Insigniax12
60 to 60+80.000Shivada Jade Chunkx3Hoarfrost Corex8Calla Lilyx30Material Silver Raven Insigniax18
70 to 70+100.000Shivada Jade Chunkx6Hoarfrost Corex12Calla Lilyx45Material Golden Raven Insigniax12
80 to 80+120.000Shivada Jade Gemstonex6Hoarfrost Corex20Calla Lilyx60Material Golden Raven Insigniax24
LevelMoraTalent BooksCommonBoss MaterialCrown
212.500Talents Up Teachings Of Balladx3Material Treasure Hoarder Insigniax6
317.500Talents Up Guide To Balladx2Material Silver Raven Insigniax3
425.000Talents Up Guide To Balladx4Material Silver Raven Insigniax4
530.000Talents Up Guide To Balladx6Material Silver Raven Insigniax6
637.500Talents Up Guide To Balladx9Material Silver Raven Insigniax9
7120.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Balladx4Material Golden Raven Insigniax4Wolf Boss Spirit Locket Of Boreasx1
8260.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Balladx6Material Golden Raven Insigniax6Wolf Boss Spirit Locket Of Boreasx1
9450.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Balladx12Material Golden Raven Insigniax9Wolf Boss Spirit Locket Of Boreasx2– 
10700.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Balladx16Material Golden Raven Insigniax12Wolf Boss Spirit Locket Of Boreasx2Event Crown Of Insightx1

Talents and Constellations

For skill and talents, we are covering Kaeya combat talents, passive talents, and all 6 constellations.

TalentDescription
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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.
Kaeya Talent - Frostgnaw
Frostgnaw
(Elemental Skill)
Unleashes a frigid blast, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents in front of Kaeya.

Generates 2.5 elemental particles when it hits at least 1 target.
Kaeya Talent - Glacial Waltz
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.
TalentDescription
Kaeya Talent - Cold Blooded StrikeCold Blooded StrikeEvery hit with Frostgnaw regenerates HP for Kaeya equal to 15% of his ATK.
Kaeya Talent - Glacial HeartGlacial HeartOpponents Frozen by Frostgnaw will drop additional Elemental Particles. Frostgnaw may only produce a maximum of 2 additional Elemental Particles per use.
Kaeya Talent - Hidden StrengthHidden StrengthDecreases sprinting Stamina consumption of your characters in the party by 20%.

Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
LevelConstellationDescription

1

Kaeya Constellation - Excellent BloodExcellent BloodThe CRIT Rate of Kaeya’s Normal Attack and Charge Attacks against opponents affected by the Cryo is increased by 15%.

2

Kaeya Constellation - Never Ending PerformanceNever Ending PerformanceEvery time Glacial Waltz defeats an opponent, its duration is increased by 2.5s, up to a maximum of 15s.
*The description is incorrect, duration extension takes effect on any enemy defeat, not just enemies defeated by Glacial Waltz.

3

Kaeya Constellation - Dance Of FrostDance of FrostIncreases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

4

Kaeya Constellation - Frozen KissFrozen KissTriggers 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

Kaeya Constellation - Frostbiting EmbraceFrostbiting EmbraceIncreases the level of Glacial Waltz by 3. Max upgrade level is 15.

6

Kaeya Constellation - Glacial WhirlwindGlacial WhirlwindGlacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.