Kaeya is one of the most underrated characters in Genshin Impact. The Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius is so versatile that Genshin Impact players can use him as both a support or a main damage dealer.
As a support, Kaeya is excellent due to his Cryo application. His Elemental Burst stays active even if he's swapped out, allowing the main DPS to dominate the field. As for his Elemental Skill, it has a low cooldown and generates a great amount of Energy.
As a damage dealer, Kaeya’s Cryo Vision helps him trigger Superconduct easily. This reaction reduces enemies’ Physical resistance. His Normal attacks multiplier is the highest among all sword users, so he'll do great damage after Superconduct.
Updated on November 24, 2021, by Nahda Nabiilah: One thing for sure, Constellations are excellent for any character development. Units like Xiangling or Xingqiu are great examples of how good Constellations can be. Sadly, it's hard to get Kaeya's Constellations since he's only available in the Standard Banner.
This makes Kaeya unable to compete on fairgrounds with other 4-star characters, and many choose to replace him with a better Sup-DPS or DPS. However, with the right team, Kaeya can truly shine in any role. Therefore, Travelers may want to pair the Cavalry Captain with the following characters.
As a support, Kaeya’s main focus should be applying Cryo to trigger Superconduct, Melt, or Frozen reactions. Therefore, he should be paired with characters that would benefit the most from his kit.
If Melt was triggered by a Pyro user, it can deal a massive amount of damage. Since Kaeya's Elemental Burst is close-ranged, he needs to be paired with characters that can deal Pyro damage at close range.
Diluc is one of the best damage dealers in Genshin Impact. His kit has a large number of Pyro attacks, making him able to trigger Melt over and over again. After using his Elemental Burst, Diluc’s Normal attacks will be infused with Pyro. Kaeya can greatly increase Diluc’s damage during that state.
Although Xingqiu is the best companion Hu Tao can have, Kaeya can still perform great in that role. His Elemental Burst can keep applying Cryo on enemies while Hu Tao pierces through her enemies in the Paramita Papilio state.
Additionally, Hu Tao’s Elemental Skill has a small cooldown where she’s unable to deal damage anymore. Players can build Kaeya to be a sub-DPS and deal damage in her downtime. Hu Tao grants a 12% Critical Rate bonus to her team when her Elemental Skill is in cooldown, so it'd be a great help for sub-DPS Kaeya.
Since Klee is a Catalyst user, some players may assume that Klee can deal ranged Pyro attacks. Not only does Klee's attack have short-range, but her full potential lies in her Charged attack. Klee's Charged attack is more effective at close range, making Kaeya a viable support for the little Fish Blaster.
Kaeya’s Cryo vision is precious for any Electro user that counts on Physical damage. Helping Electro users trigger Superconduct is essential for Kaeya to fully support them.
Razor’s Elemental Burst summons a Soul Companion. This Soul Companion will buff Razor’s Normal attacks speed and deal Electro damage along with Razor's attacks. Kaeya’s Elemental Burst will complement Razor’s Burst as both will take turns to trigger Superconduct reactions.
Keqing can perform well as an Electro or Physical damage dealer. If paired with a good Cryo character like Kaeya, she can easily trigger Superconduct and spam her Charged attack to deal massive Physical damage.
Frozen is currently the best crowd control available in Genshin Impact. Triggered by Hydro and Cryo’s Elemental reaction, Frozen can be decisive in some situations.
When Tartaglia uses his Elemental Skill, Foul Legacy: Raging Tide, his Normal attacks will be infused with Hydro. This means Childe will deal Hydro damage 100% of the time during his Elemental Skill.
If Kaeya is paired with Childe, the combination of Hydro and Cryo will keep enemies Frozen until they're defeated. Furthermore, just like Hu Tao, Childe also needs another damage dealer. Kaeya can fit nicely for this role.
As a damage dealer, Kaeya’s damage mostly comes from his high Physical damage. Thus, he should be paired with characters that will amplify his Physical damage.
Triggering Superconduct reaction is important for Physical damage dealers. This reaction occurs when Cryo and Electro meet. So pairing Kaeya with good Electro users is essential.
Raiden Shogun is one of the best Electro supports in Genshin Impact. Recently added in the 2.1 update, Raiden Shogun’s Elemental Skill can continuously apply Electro every 0.9 seconds with a 100% uptime. While her Elemental Burst is active, Baal’s Normal attacks refill her team's Elemental Bursts, allowing Kaeya to deal massive Physical and decent Cryo damage at the same time.
As a support, Fischl is all about her Oz. Oz can be summoned to the field using her Elemental Skill. He grants 10 seconds of continuous Electro application during combat. After Oz leaves the field, Fischl can summon him again using her Elemental Burst. The Prinzessin der Verurteilung can keep applying Electro without having to be on the field, making her one of the best supports in the game.
Without Constellations, Kujou Sara is time-consuming when she's deployed on the field. Her Elemental Skill buff has a short duration and players are forced to switch Sara in and out to keep the buff ongoing. However, At C2, Kujou Sara's skill changes drastically and she becomes a good buffer for the team.
Furthermore, Sara is an Electro user, an essential for any Physical DPS character like Kaeya. At C6, Kujou Sara will take the Electro damage of some characters to a whole new level, like Raiden Shogun. So it becomes more viable to add one more Electro user to the party.
Kaeya also has other ways to boost his damage. Some characters buff his Physical damage and some reduce the enemies’ Physical resistance. Moreover, when pairing two Geo or two Pyro, a damage-increasing Elemental Resonance will be activated.
Xinyan has a poor Pyro application, but she can still apply Pyro to help Kaeya trigger Melt when using his Elemental Skill. However, that’s not where Xinyan shines. Her true power is hiding in her passive and fourth constellation.
When Xinyan uses her Elemental Skill, she will buff Kaeya’s Physical damage by 15% and reduce the enemy’s Physical resistance by 15%. In addition to the shield from her Elemental Skill, her Elemental Burst can deal massive damage and shield the team again.
Bennett is one of the most used characters in Genshin Impact. So far, no character can provide what Bennett can. His damage buff and excessive healing make him an SS Tier support for any character. Additionally, teaming him up with Xinyan or another Pyro user will activate the Pyro Resonance.
The legendary Zhongli shield is still incomparable to any shield in Genshin Impact. On top of that, Zhongli’s shield also reduces enemies’ Physical resistance by 20%. With Zhongli, Kaeya is both protected and will deal better damage.
Rosaria is an excellent support for many characters in Genshin Impact. When Using her Elemental Burst, Rites of Termination, Rosaria will buff her team's Crit Rate by 15% of her Crit Rate. She can also activate the Cryo Resonance with Kaeya, which will further buff this stat by 15%.
The Favonius Nun can also apply Cryo non-stop while she's off-field, offering easy access for Elemental Reactions. Triggering Reactions like Superconduct is essential for Physical DPS Kaeya. Moreover, C6 Rosaria's Elemental Burst will reduce the Physical resistance of enemies by 20%, further amplifying the Physical resistance reduction.
These support characters are well-versed and can play many roles in their teams. Some can heal, while others have a strong Elemental application. All in all, using them in Kaeya’s team will only have a positive outcome.
Xingqiu's Hydro application is the best compared to other characters. The Guhua Disciple can even do this job without having to be on the field. Not only a great Elemental application, but Xingqiu also deals a decent amount of damage.
Xingqiu and Kaeya’s Elemental reactions will cause enemies to freeze. Frozen enemies will still be affected by Superconduct when hit by Electro attacks, so Kaeya can still use Electro supports in his team.
With her Cryo vision, Diona can activate the Cryo Resonance with Kaeya. Cryo Resonance will increase Kaeya’s Critical Rate by 15% against enemies affected by Cryo. Furthermore, Diona can shield and heal Kaeya, giving him the support he needs to stay on the field for a longer duration.
Albedo is so easy to build and use. When using his Elemental Skill, Albedo creates a Solar Isotoma that will continuously deal massive damage to enemies when Kaeya deals damage to them.
Building Albedo with 4-Tenacity of the Millelith or 4-Archaic Petra will further amplify the team damage.
Lastly, when pairing Albedo with another Geo character like Zhongli, Geo Resonance will be activated. This Resonance increases the team's damage by 15% if they're protected by a shield.
Both Kaeya's and Xiangling's Elemental Burst are short-ranged skills, so it's perfect for Melee characters. When both of their Bursts are active, the two will continuously deal Melt damage. It matters not which one of them triggers the reaction. The pair will still significantly boost each other.
Even at C0, Xiangling's Elemental Burst will persist longer than Kaeya's, where they last for 10s and 8s, respectively. With her C4, Xiangling is like an entirely new character. She gains 40% extra duration on her Burst, a huge buff to her already-great damage.
Genshin Impact is currently available for Mobile, PC, PS4, and PS5, with a Switch version in development.
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