Best Kaeya Build in Genshin Impact

Are you looking for the best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact? 

Released in September of 2020, Kaeya is yet another playable character in Genshin Impact. Currently, the game has over 30 playable characters and continues to add up as the game progresses. 

Kaeya is a member of the Knights of Favonius that doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of its members. Instead of being honest, ambitious, and outgoing, Kaeya prefers to take justice into his own hands. 

He is a bit of a wildcard, and there would be more reports of criminal activity in Mondstadt if his mood changes. 

However, if Kaeya has captured your heart and you want to use him in your team, keep reading. 

Today, we will show you the best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact and an overview of this eccentric character. 

Let’s get right into it!

Kaeya Character Overview

Kaeya Character Overview

Kaeya is the current Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius. He is held in high regard by the citizens of Mondstadt despite his unpredictability and secrets. Players can obtain him in the Prologue Act 1: The Outlander Who Caught the Wind during the ‘Crash Course’ quest. 

He is a very confident and charming individual with a flair for the dramatic. Kaeya can be lazy and laid-back at times but takes his work seriously. He is pretty popular among the elderly of Mondstadt, even earning the title of “top candidate for grandson-in-law”. 

While his charisma and determination earned him the admiration and respect of citizens in Mondstadt, his love of provoking others also gained him the anger of the same people. 

Basic Attack: Ceremonial Bladework

Kaeya Normal Attack

Normal Attack: Using his sword, Kaeya performs five consecutive strikes that deal 53.8/51.7/65.3/70.9/88.2% of DMGto enemies. 

best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact

Charged Attack: Kaeya consumes a specific amount of stamina to unleash two rapid sword strikes that deals 55 + 73.1% of DMG.

best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact

Plunging Attack: Dives from mid-air to strike the ground below, inflicting damage to enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon hitting the ground. 

Elemental Skill: Frostgnaw

best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact

Kaeya unleashes a frigid blast in front of him that deals Cryo DMG to enemies. This ability can be used once every 6 seconds and deals 191% of DMG. 

Elemental Burst: Glacial Waltz

best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact

Combining the frost in the air, Kaeya summons three icicles that revolve around him. These icicles will follow him and deal Cryo DMG to enemies in his path as long as they persist. Glacial Waltz lasts for 8 seconds and cools down for 15 seconds.

Kaeya’s Passives

  • Cold-Blooded Strike
  • Glacial Heart
  • Hidden Strength

Cryo Sub DPS – The Best Kaeya Build in Genshin Impact

Skyward Blade

best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact

Equipped character gains 4% increased CRIT Rate. When using Elemental Burst, the wielder gains Skypiercing Might, which boosts Movement SPD and Attack SPD by 10%. It also increases the DMG of normal and charged attack hits by 20%.

Substitute Weapons

Primordial Jade Cutter

best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact

Using this weapon would give the wielder a 20% increase in HP, allowing them to tank more damage while making swift attacks. Primordial Jade Cutter also gives equipped character bonus ATK based on 1.2% of their Max HP. 

The Black Sword

best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact

The Black Sword gives a 20% increase in DMG dealt by regular and charged attacks. When CRIT DMG is inflicted during normal and charged attacks, 60% of the wielder’s ATK is restored as HP.


Blizzard Strayer

2-Piece Set – Cryo DMG Bonus +15%

4-Piece Set – When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the opponent is Frozen, an additional 20% CRIT Rate is given.

You Might Ask (FAQs)

Who works best with Kaeya?

Any 5-Star character will work for Kaeya as a main DPS, but the Aquila Favonia will further boost his ATK and can provide him healing effects with its passive. The Prototype Rancour is also a weapon that can increase Kaeya’s ATK and DEF when he hits enemies with charged and normal attacks. 


Is Kaeya older than Diluc?

Diluc’s father adopted Kaeya about a decade ago. Diluc was Jean’s superior before he quits the Knights of Favonius. She is slightly younger than him, and she calls him ‘senpai’, so she is 20-21 years old.


Is Kaeya Diluc’s brother?

Kaeya and Diluc are referred to as Sworn Brothers, which often describe men who are not related by blood but swore loyalty to each other. Nonetheless, they treat each other with high regard and even more than brothers. 

This ends our guide for the best Kaeya build in Genshin Impact. If you have questions or other concerns, please leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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