7 Best Weapons For Kaeya In Genshin Impact (2023)

7 Best Weapons For Kaeya In Genshin Impact (2023)
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Genshin Impact is a game with a wide variety of characters with unique designs that players know and love. One of the most original and iconic characters in this game is Kaeya, who is relatively underused in the meta but retains a respectable fan following.

Fans of Kaeya looking to build him or those looking to make him a reliable Cryo DPS need not look further for his best weapon options. We will talk about how you can use some of the best weapons for Kaeya for his different playstyles.

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So without further ado, let us jump into the list of the top 7 weapons to use for your Kaeya in Genshin Impact.

The Black Sword 7/7

  • Lvl 90 Base ATK: Attack +510
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Crit Rate 27.6%
  • Increases DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks by 20%. Additionally, regenerates 60% of ATK as HP when Normal and Charged Attacks score a CRIT Hit. This effect can occur once every 5s.

The Black Sword is a 4* Sword that can be acquired from the Battle Pass by purchasing the Gnostic Hymn and upgrading it to level 30. It has been available in Genshin Impact since its original release. While not completely free-to-play friendly, the weapon is still reasonably accessible and provides good utility on Kaeya. 

The Black Sword is a good weapon for Main DPS Characters whose primary source of DMG is their Normal Attacks. It has a fairly high base attack, and the Crit Rate sub-stat is quite useful for increasing your damage output. If you’re building a physical damage-oriented Kaeya, the weapon skill will provide you with damage and some much-needed sustenance to make your life easier.

Favonius Sword 6/7

  • Lvl 90 Base ATK: Attack +454
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge +61.3%
  • CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

The Favonious Sword is an easy-to-get 4* weapon that most players will probably acquire over the course of making Wishes for characters and weapons in Genshin Impact. Players are often not impressed by this weapon, but it can be used in various ways for Kaeya.

The Energy Recharge from the sub-stat combined with the potent weapon skill allows Kaeya to charge his Elemental Burst charge very quickly. While the base attack is low, this weapon will allow you to immediately use your Elemental Burst once the cooldown ends. This is vital for Kaeya builds that rely on his Elemental Burst up time to do the most damage possible.

Sacrificial Sword 5/7

  • Lvl 90 Base ATK: Attack +454
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge Rate +61.3%
  • After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.

The sacrificial sword is an easy-to-obtain 4* weapon that most players will get naturally by making Wishes for weapons and characters in the game. This means many players can refine the weapon to get the most value out of its various upgrades. This helps because of how valuable the weapon skill is on Kaeya.

The Base Attack is decent for a 4* weapon, and the sub stat for Energy Recharge rivals even some of the premium 5* weapons. Kaeya builds that focus on Cryo-DPS through his Elemental Skill will be extremely satisfied with the weapon skill. It has an instant cooldown reset chance that will let you spam your hard-hitting Cryo abilities and generate more energy particles. This allows you to get the most uptime out of your Elemental Burst as well. 

Summit Shaper 4/7

  • Lvl 90 Base ATK: Attack +608
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: ATK +49.6%
  • Increases Shield Strength by 20%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.

The summit shaper is a premium 5* weapon only available through making wishes on specific weapon banners. If you are lucky enough to have this weapon, then know that you can pair it with your Kaeya for exceptional physical damage-oriented performance.

The Base Attack on this weapon is among the highest in its class, and the bonus attack stat increase of 50% only serves to make this go even higher. Additionally, the weapon skill provides you with stacking attack buffs. Not only this but with a shield, that 50% bonus is raised to 100%, providing a genuinely potent ATK Buff.  If you plan on primarily using your normal and charged attacks for damage, then this is the weapon for you.

Iron Sting 3/7

  • Lvl 90 Base ATK: Attack +510 
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery +165 
  • Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 12% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can only occur once every 1s.

The Iron Sting is a craftable 4* weapon which makes it one of the easiest Free To Play options to get on this list. Due to its nature as a craftable weapon, players can even boost it up to R5 to achieve its maximum potential to use for a Cryo reaction-based Kaeya build.

The weapon has a fairly decent base attack but outclasses its competition in the bonus stat department with an Elemental Mastery value that rivals some of the best weapons in the game. This allows your Kaeya to maximize his Cryo damage upon the usage of his Elemental Burst, even off-field. The weapon skill also provides a respectable boost to this already impressive damage. 

Skyward Blade 2/7

  • Lvl 90 Base ATK: Attack +608
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge +55.1%
  • CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12s.

The Skyward Blade is a well-known 5* weapon that has been in the game since the initial launch and still holds up in terms of performance to date. Thanks to its powerful stats, it is always an excellent weapon to pair up with any available sword user and synergizes exceptionally well with Kaeya.

The weapon has a very high base Attack value and an impressive Energy Recharge sub-stat. This means you can tune your artifacts to focus more on Elemental Mastery. Additionally, the weapon skill synergizes very well with Kaeyas Elemental Burst providing you with both Attack Speed and Move Speed on top of raw Attack buffs for some genuinely great value on the uptime.

Mistsplitter Reforged 1/7

  • Lvl 90 Base ATK: Attack +542
  • Lvl 90 Bonus Stat: Crit Rate +44.1%
  • Gain a 12% Elemental DMG Bonus for a character’s Elemental Type. At stacks 1/2/3, Elemental DMG is further increased by 8/16/28%. Each stack has an individual duration and are gotten through:

• Normal Attacks with Elemental DMG (duration 5s)

• Casting an Elemental Burst (duration 10s)

• Having less than 100% Energy (disappears at full Energy)

The Mistsplitter Reforged is a well-known weapon that stands at the pinnacle of the premium 5* swords in Genshin Impact. While obtaining the weapon is difficult, it will make life easier for any Cryo reaction-based build. Even if that’s not what you’re going for, this weapon’s stats are good enough to be slotted on any Kaeya build.

This weapon has a fairly good base Attack stat and provides a very generous amount of Crit Rate at max level. This, paired with the Elemental Damage-oriented weapon skill, means that you get the best of both worlds as you do large amounts of Physical and Elemental Damage to all your enemies. The weapon is truly flexible enough for all your Kaeya-related needs.

Final Thoughts

Kaeya is a fairly old character and as the meta and weapon pool has evolved, so have many of the choices for his weapons. Luckily most of his best weapons are very easily accessible 4* swords that players will generally be able to obtain and refine. So, find the style that suits you, and go build your own Kaeya.

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