Kaeya Quick TL;DR Support Build Guide


PSA #1: Supports are there to make your DPS better. They can help add what you’re missing. Supports are basically condiments

PSA #2: Both Kaeya’s abilities scale off ATK. If he’s not off playing Minecraft, slap some damage on him and watch him pop off

You spit out three icicles in a cone in front of you. Does cryo damage. YOU CAN SPAM THE EVER LIVING F**K OUT OF THIS

Keep in mind that the E goes through enemies, so it can hit multiple enemies

The more enemies you hit with E = the more HP Kaeya heals. ONLY APPLIES TO HIM, NOT YOUR TEAM
Basically Kaeya can turn into an energy orb vending machine

This passive allows Kaeya to absolutely generate a ton of energy. Energy particles of different elements don’t give as much energy to other elemental characters. However, due to the pure amount of particles it generates, Kaeya can be an effective battery

Summons a ring of ice to show how cool you are. Slaps enemies with cryo damage if they run into you. STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS

Talent Leveling Order: E > Q > Normal

PSA #3: Like with any cryo character, PAIRS EXTREMELY WELL WITH HYDRO. Kaeya spams a butt ton, so make sure you utilize those free energy orbs

WEAPON #1 (Recommended for avalanche): Festering Desire

How do I get it D: ? – Dragonspine Storyline

Has base Energy Recharge scaling and makes his E spam strong AF

Most likely THE best in slot for Kaeya. Festering Desire is honestly so strong + the fact that the event gave a free R5

WEAPON #2 (Recommended for early permafrost): Harbinger of Dawn

How do I get it D: ? – Get one from Kaeya, otherwise it’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base CRIT DMG scaling and turns him into an E poke monster

Because Kaeya’s E is on an incredibly low CD, taking Cool Steel works as well

Fillet Blade is also not a bad alternative, as you would swap to Kaeya, use E, and then hit an enemy real quick to proc the weapon skill

ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for blizzards): Noblesse Oblige

How do I get it D: ? – Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Buffs his Q but also directly buffs everyone else’s output

Alternatively, you can run 2-set Noblesse + 2-set Blizzard for more damage, if someone on your team is already running 4-set Noblesse!

ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early winters): Instructor

How do I get it D: ? – Confront Stormterror Domain (60 Resin per run), or go steal some chests

It’s mainly for the 4-set bonus since Kaeya will always have his E ready

You can run The Exile set as well. It feels really good if your team is lacking some serious energy recharge. If you’re good on energy recharge, then just run these two recommended sets

PSA #4: There is a CRIT Kaeya build floating around somewhere that’s really fun to play. Basically you run Harbinger of Dawn for weapon, 2-set Berserker and any 2-set 18% ATK artifact and just slap people with icicles

Main stats:


Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK > EM

If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.


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  1. Are there any other recommended weapons for Kaeya besides Harbringer and Cool Steel? It seems like the Festering Desire sword is currently unobtainable since it was an event exclusive weapon

    • You could technically take either of the ER swords (Sacrificial or Favonius) or run Iron Sting if you want to run him for EM comps.