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Kaeya

Kaeya
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TitleFrostwind Swordsman
AllegianceKnights of Favonius
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Weapon TypeSword
Element
Birthday30 November
Astrolabe NamePavo Ocellus
Chinese Seiyuu孙晔
Japanese Seiyuu鳥海浩輔
English SeiyuuJosey Montana McCoy
Korean SeiyuuJung Joo-won
In-game DescriptionAn accomplished swordsman and a strategic thinker in the Knights of Favonius, rumored to hail from beyond Mondstadt.
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Stats
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Constellations
Ascension Rewards
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Stat Progression
LvBase HPBase ATKBase DEFEnergy RechargeCRIT RateCRIT DMGAscensionTotal
197619660%5%50%
202506481710%5%50%
20+3235622200%5%50%
404846933300%5%50%
40+53641033656.7%5%50%
5061701184206.7%5%50%
50+686013146713.3%5%50%
60766614752213.3%5%50%
60+818415755713.3%5%50%
70898917261213.3%5%50%
70+950718264720%5%50%
801031219870220%5%50%
80+1083020873726.7%5%50%
901163622379226.7%5%50%
Attack Talents
Normal Attack: Ceremonial Bladework
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.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
1-Hit DMG53.75%58.13%62.5%68.75%73.13%78.13%85%91.88%98.75%106.25%114.84%124.95%135.06%145.16%156.19%
2-Hit DMG51.69%55.89%60.1%66.11%70.32%75.13%81.74%88.35%94.96%102.17%110.43%120.15%129.87%139.59%150.19%
3-Hit DMG65.27%70.59%75.9%83.49%88.8%94.88%103.22%111.57%119.92%129.03%139.47%151.74%164.01%176.29%189.67%
4-Hit DMG70.86%76.63%82.4%90.64%96.41%103%112.06%121.13%130.19%140.08%151.41%164.73%178.06%191.38%205.92%
5-Hit DMG88.24%95.42%102.6%112.86%120.04%128.25%139.54%150.82%162.11%174.42%188.53%205.12%221.71%238.3%256.4%
Charged Attack DMG55.04%
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73.1%
59.52%
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79.05%
64%
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85%
70.4%
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93.5%
74.88%
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99.45%
80%
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106.25%
87.04%
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115.6%
94.08%
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124.95%
101.12%
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134.3%
108.8%
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144.5%
117.6%
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156.19%
127.95%
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169.93%
138.3%
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183.68%
148.65%
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197.42%
159.94%
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212.42%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost202020202020202020202020202020
Plunge DMG63.93%69.14%74.34%81.77%86.98%92.93%101.1%109.28%117.46%126.38%135.3%144.22%153.14%162.06%170.98%
Low/High Plunge DMG127.84%
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159.68%
138.24%
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172.67%
148.65%
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185.67%
163.51%
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204.24%
173.92%
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217.23%
185.81%
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232.09%
202.16%
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252.51%
218.51%
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272.93%
234.86%
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293.36%
252.7%
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315.64%
270.54%
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337.92%
288.38%
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360.2%
306.22%
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382.48%
324.05%
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404.76%
341.89%
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427.04%
Frostgnaw
Unleashes a frigid blast, dealing Cryo DMG to opponents in front of Kaeya.
Kaeya seems affable, but his nature is that of unyielding ice.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Skill DMG191.2%205.54%219.88%239%253.34%267.68%286.8%305.92%325.04%344.16%363.28%382.4%406.3%430.2%454.1%
CD6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s6s
Glacial Waltz
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.
A winsome smile, genial words, and the merciless hoarfrost that lies beneath... These are all Kaeya's weapons.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13Lv14Lv15
Skill DMG77.6%83.42%89.24%97%102.82%108.64%116.4%124.16%131.92%139.68%147.44%155.2%164.9%174.6%184.3%
CD15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
Duration8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s
Energy Cost606060606060606060606060606060
Talent Ascension Materials (Single Talent)Talent Ascension Materials (All 3 Talents lvl 10)
Passive Talents
Hidden Strength
Decreases sprinting Stamina consumption for your own party members by 20%.
Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.
Cold-Blooded Strike
Every hit with Frostgnaw regenerates HP for Kaeya equal to 15% of his ATK.
Glacial Heart
Opponents Frozen by Frostgnaw will drop additional Elemental Particles.
Frostgnaw may only produce a maximum of 2 additional Elemental Particles per use.
Constellations
Excellent Blood
The CRIT Rate of Kaeya's Normal and Charge Attacks against opponents affected by Cryo is increased by 15%.
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.
Dance of Frost
Increases the Level of Frostgnaw by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
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.
Frostbiting Embrace
Increases the Level of Glacial Waltz by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Glacial Whirlwind
Glacial Waltz will generate 1 additional icicle, and will regenerate 15 Energy when cast.
Ascension Rewards
AscensionReward
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5
NameCard
Kaeya: Pavo Ocellus
TypeNamecard Style
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In-game Description
Namecard style.
The pattern of peacock feathers resembles eyes that never shut. Can we really say that this Pavo Ocellus is missing an eye...?
Card Item
Kaeya
Rarity
In-game SlangUnlocks the associated character
In-game Description
An accomplished swordsman and a strategic thinker in the Knights of Favonius, rumored to hail from beyond Mondstadt.
Specific Food
Fruity Skewers
TypeSpecial Dish
Original FoodChicken-Mushroom Skewer
Rarity
EffectRestores 16% of Max HP and an additional 1,350 HP to the selected character.
In-game SlangFood
In-game Description
Kaeya's specialty. A chewy skewer with a rich sweet aftertaste. Wait... Is this really the smell of fruit?
Obtained from recipe
Kaeya
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Mushroom
x 1+
Fowl
x 1
Character Gallery
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Stories
Character Details
Kaeya Alberich is an adopted son to the Ragnvindr Family, the renowned wine tycoon.

It has been a long time since he last called Diluc Ragnvindr "brother."

Kaeya currently serves as the Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius, and is trusted by Jean.

Kaeya is often the one wrapping things up in every incident that occurs in Mondstadt's vicinity.
Character Story 1
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 2
It is a curious fact that your best chance of finding Kaeya is not by visiting the Knights' headquarters, but by frequenting the taverns at night.

Kaeya is often found sitting at the bar, gossiping with the city folk, and sipping the famed Mondstadt beverage, Death After Noon.

He is surprisingly popular among the elderly of Mondstadt, even earning himself the title of "top candidate for grandson-in-law."

It's hard to imagine someone as mischievous, amiable, and wine-loving as Kaeya being the Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius.

Hunters and bandits alike are often among Kaeya's drinking buddies. As wary of him as they may initially be, all are ultimately disarmed by his smooth talking, and end up telling him everything he wants to know.

Depending on what they then make privy to Kaeya, their night may turn into an uncontrollable nightmare or remain one of harmless banter.

"Everyone's got a secret, but not everyone knows what to do with it."

Says Kaeya, with his usual arrogant smirk.
Character Story 2
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 3
"Justice is not an absolute principle, but is the result of striking that fine balance between strength and strategy. As for the details of how it's done... Don't worry yourself too much about that."

Kaeya once said these words in front of Grand Master Varka.

As long as everything falls into place the way he expects in the end, Kaeya doesn't care all that much about the means.

This cavalier attitude is what defines his character.

Not so unlike Death After Noon's wild and explosive taste, one might add.

However, his reckless approach to things is not uncontroversial.

Once, in order to force a bandit leader into facing him directly, Kaeya triggered the Ruin Guard at an ancient ruin to cut his opponent off, putting his own men at risk in the process.

It's times like these when even Jean, who puts a lot of trust in Kaeya, finds herself shaking her head in disapproval.

Not that this bothers Kaeya, of course. On the contrary, he actually enjoys putting people into the difficult position of making tough decisions.

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.
Character Story 3
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
The flourishing winery business in Mondstadt has been a great source of prosperity in the region over the years. This prosperity often entices greedy bandits and monsters to the area.

They are a motley bunch who hide in the shadows, and their backgrounds, motives, and allegiances are varied and complex.

Kaeya battles against this threat to Mondstadt not only with his sword, but also with his smarts and his wit.

A young knight once dedicated years of his life to studying threats in and around Mondstadt, and reached an astounding conclusion:

When Death After Noon is out of season due to lack of supply, the number of reported incidents inside and outside the city show a drastic decrease, and this remains the case until Death After Noon returns to the market...

The young knight showed his findings to Cavalry Captain Kaeya in hopes of getting some advice from him.

"Interesting. I'll look into it." Kaeya answered, with a wry smirk on his face.
Character Story 4
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 5
Generally speaking, Kaeya is an easy person to have a conversation with. The only topic that you will never hear him discuss is his past.

Even when the Grand Master demanded information on his background, Kaeya skirted around the issue and gave only vague answers devoid of details.

"One afternoon near the end of summer a decade ago, my father and I passed by the Dawn Winery."

"'I'll go get us some grape juice for the road,' he said, but he never came back."

"If Master Crepus hadn't taken me in, I doubt I'd have made it through the storm that night."

This matter-of-fact description hides a carefully constructed lie.

Kaeya has never once spoken the truth about what happened that afternoon:

"This is your chance. You are our last hope."

Kaeya's father squeezed his son's lean shoulders as he spoke, seemingly looking right through Kaeya to some place far beyond.

On the other side of the horizon sat their distant homeland of Khaenri'ah.

Kaeya would never forget the look of both hope and hatred in his father's eyes as he uttered those words.
Character Story 5
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
Many citizens still remember the two most eye-catching young gentlemen in all of Mondstadt a few years ago.

One of them was the dapper Diluc, an elegant swordsman who always had a warm smile and a confident posture.

The other was the eccentric Kaeya. He was Diluc's friend, supporter, and sounding board, ensuring he got through every challenge he faced smoothly.

They were almost like twins, knowing each other's thoughts and intentions without a word, protecting Mondstadt in both light and dark.

...Until that fateful day, now ingrained deep in Kaeya's memory, when the convoy that Diluc was escorting was attacked by a huge monster.

It was the first and only time that Kaeya failed in his duty.

By the time Kaeya finally reached Diluc, it was all over.

The power their father had used to successfully fend off the attack backfired, taking their father's life.

Both Kaeya and Diluc were shocked by what they had witnessed, losing the calm composure a knight should retain.

"Even someone like Master Crepus would submit to such a dangerous and evil power..."

Sinister thoughts flashed through Kaeya's mind, and he simply smirked:

"This world is truly... fascinating."

All while their father lay dead in a pool of his own blood. It was on that night that the two sons' paths diverged.
A List
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 4
Between the pages of "The Adventures of Angelos," you find a list of names written on a sheet of official Knights of Favonius letterhead paper.

It meticulously records the details of bandits in the city and further afield, as well as mercenaries and mid-to-senior-level Treasure Hoarder members, listing for each entry a name, position, area of activity, and personal profile.

A dozen or so names are circled, with a note in the margin saying "Otherwise, things would get too boring."

When questioned about it, Kaeya's response is "I suppose I must have gotten drunk and started scribbling nonsense."

Your gut feeling is that Kaeya purposely let you see this list, but you have no way of proving it.
Vision
Unlock ConditionUnlocks at Friendship Lv. 6
It was raining heavily in Mondstadt on the night that Kaeya Alberich received his Vision.

Earlier that day, Crepus Ragnvindr had wielded the power of a Delusion — only to become its victim when it backfired. To set his father free from the unbearable agony, Diluc Ragnvindr took his life.

Kaeya was Diluc's brother by adoption and was always by his side, but on this occasion Kaeya did not partake in the final moments shared between father and son.

The torrential rain that set in on Mondstadt that night seemed to be a sign of the heavens' grief at the passing of Master Crepus.

There was a side to Kaeya that he kept hidden from the world: In truth, he was an agent of Khaenri'ah, placed in Mondstadt to serve their interests. His father had abandoned him in this strange and unknown land to fulfill this mission, and it was Master Crepus and the city of Mondstadt that had welcomed him with open arms when they found him.

If Khaenri'ah and Mondstadt went to war, which side should he support? To whom should he offer his assistance: his birth father, who had ruthlessly abandoned him? Or his adoptive father, who had loved him and raised him?

For the longest time, Kaeya had agonized over these impossible questions, caught between the opposing demands of loyalty and duty, faced with an impossible choice between truth and happiness.

But now, Crepus' death upset this delicate balance. He felt liberated, but also ashamed of how selfishly he was responding. As an adopted son, he should have saved Crepus, but he had arrived moments too late. As a brother, he should have shared in Diluc's grief, and yet as their father lay dying on the ground, he had hung back behind his brother, that ancient plot running through his mind.

Consumed by guilt, Kaeya knocked on Diluc's door. As the rain poured down, the shroud of secrecy was washed away and all lies were revealed. Kaeya had finally come clean.

He had anticipated Diluc's anger. The brothers drew their blades, this time pointing them at each other. Kaeya felt that this was his punishment for a lifetime of lies.

But as the two crossed blades, Kaeya was overcome by the sensation of great elemental power surging through him. For years, he had stayed out of the way in his brother's shadow. But now, for the first time ever, he was facing his brother as his true self.

Bitterly cold and brittle elemental energy burst forth from the tip of his sword to meet Diluc’s searing flames head-on. The clash of crimson fire and azure ice created a sudden swirl of wind that stunned them both. This was the grim moment at which Kaeya's Vision appeared.

Since that day, Kaeya and Diluc have gone their separate ways. But he never discusses it, just as he never discusses the origin of his Vision.

Though it is a reminder of a hard-fought battle, and the prize that he earned in exchange for revealing the unadulterated truth, Kaeya sees it as a stern reminder that he must live the rest of his life under the heavy burden of lies.

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    • TrynaBuildKaeya on 8 December 2021 at 3:03 pm
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    Since I can´t find ANYTHING on here about builds for him, I need some advice. I decided, after getting Eula, I would try to build my other Cryo characters (for support). I built my Diona for Eula, but I also want to try Kaeya out with Eula. Since I´m going to try to build him to go along with her, what sword and artifacts should I use? If anyone can respond as soon as possible, that would be great! Thanks!

      • KaeyaSimp on 17 December 2021 at 12:39 pm
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      hi, as a Kaeya main I hope I’m not too late and my advice could help you. About sword, anything with ER like Favonius, Sacrificial, Festering Desire or Skyward Blade so he can be a battery for Eula as well. If your team has no problem with ER, you can try other sword for Kaeya like the Lion’s Roar (I believe your team has at least one electro character), The Alley Flash, Amenoma Kageuchi (basically he can use anything) or Freedom Sworn to buff the damage if you have it. About artifact, 4 Noblesse if your team doesn’t have anyone use it yet, but if you do, then 2 Blizzard 2 Noblesse, 4 Emblem, 2 Emblem 2 Noblesses or 2 Emblem 2 Blizzard. You would want to run ER/Cryo dmg bonus/Crit rate (if you use Favonius sword) or slap whatever on him that has ER as sub stat. For a support Kaeya, I suggest getting his C2 for the last-longer burst, but his C0 is usable x)

    • why the f mhy a created furry character on 18 November 2021 at 6:17 am
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    it’s pretty dead here but still gonna ask anyway
    does anyone knows how his C2 works?
    does it HAVEto be his Q that kills the enemy to trigger the effect or anything that kills during the Q duration trigger it?

    thanks

      • Woop on 21 November 2021 at 10:33 am
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      No, it doesn’t have to be his Q who takes the kill, the enemy just has to die DURING the Q to get the duration bonus.

    • why are u gae on 12 November 2021 at 5:53 am
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    no it’s not unless you gay

    • a on 3 October 2021 at 7:47 pm
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    if cryo then why so hot?

      • a on 1 December 2021 at 2:29 am
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      ikr.

    • Pete Ravager on 2 September 2021 at 2:32 am
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    my first Main he always shows up on my pulls till C4 and got his sword Aquila till R2 i love this Guy

    with Xinqiu Buff that attacks give shield and Heal
    with Aquila passive that will regenerating HP equal to 100% of ATK and dealing 200% of ATK as DMG to surrounding opponents.
    with C4 Frozen Kiss

    this bad boy can tank and hit like a truck

    but know he’s my sub DPS alongside with ayaka or with Hutao

    kaeya is always in my team. thats how i love him.

    • Honey-Chan on 20 August 2021 at 2:02 am
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    “Oh no, step bro! I’m stuck in the washing machine?” – Kaeya probably

    • Icthio on 1 July 2021 at 5:48 pm
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    I wish Honey impact gave the number of instances of damage multihit abilites like kaeya’s ult did, that would honestly be great.

      • cryogenic on 8 July 2021 at 12:40 am
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      in the meantime i think you can find some of that info in the keqing mains theorycrafting library (ie. info for kaeya’s ult is here, under attacks > glacial waltz https://library.keqingmains.com/characters/cryo/kaeya )

    • shizz on 25 April 2021 at 2:16 am
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    if cryo, why he so hot

    • DragonSight on 18 April 2021 at 8:14 pm
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    Here’s my Kaeya hybrid build, i opted to use an atk cup instead of physical goblet. So his cryo and physical attacks both hit well.

    https://youtu.be/8y2xw3vuILQ

    • stxriuustaryu on 5 April 2021 at 5:48 pm
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    i dont care if he’s a c/b tier hes still my main

    • M on 28 February 2021 at 12:34 pm
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    I have c3 Kaeya and been wondering if he’s good support for Hu Tao. 8s Glacial Waltz seem perfectly sync with Hu Tao E’s duration (9s). What you guys think??

      • TaoWho on 7 March 2021 at 1:31 am
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      Yeah, I think he will be better than chongyun and rosaria imo. but you need to run him with diona for energy to cast his ult frequently

      • Dragonsight on 9 May 2021 at 2:59 am
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      Here is my updated kaeya build – https://youtu.be/oR-S0mzAc3o

      I have noticed that a lot of people have viewed my video from a link that i previously posted here. Thanks all

      My other Kaeya related short videos – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYFZqB5HtmMM_qKWDgHsIV1pAXXbTH8EM

    • Aoi on 13 February 2021 at 1:09 pm
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    i wish kaeya has a rate up, his const makes him really strong to even solo. freeze comp most probably the best for him since he can definitly permafreeze enemy at all times with hydro support.

    • egg_salmonella on 27 January 2021 at 12:26 pm
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    there are no plunging attack sounds here

    • Jotum on 18 January 2021 at 3:19 pm
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    This character surprised me with the new ice set, it is really useful.

      • glacialwaltz on 23 November 2021 at 1:38 pm
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      no 360 spin video?

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