Kaveh Guide and Best Builds

Kaveh Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Kaveh is a 4-Star Dendro Claymore character in Genshin Impact who supports Dendro reactions with his ability to explode Dendro Cores at will. Our Kaveh build guide will focus on his Best Artifacts, Team Comps, Ascension Materials and More.

Last updated on Feb 25, 2024 at 07:01 by Shikhu
C Rating
Dendro Element
Claymore Weapon
Ben Balmaceda EN Voice Actor
Uchida Yuma JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Able to manually detonate Dendro Cores using their Elemental Skill or Burst.
  • +Elemental Burst provides a Dendro infusion allowing him to drive Dendro reactions.
  • +Taking damage from Dendro Cores activates Kaveh's powerful self healing abilities.
X Weaknesses
  • -Unable to provide anything of value to the team while off-field.
  • -High Energy Recharge requirements and has no Constellation to reduce or solve it.
  • -Low damage while having an on-field role.

Kaveh Dendro Driver Build

Kaveh is often built as a Driver for Dendro reactions due to their ability to apply Dendro while on-field.

BiS Weapon Mailed Flower
Alternative Weapons
  1. Favonius Greatsword
  2. Sacrificial Greatsword
  3. Wolf's Gravestone
  4. Makhaira Aquamarine
Best Artifacts
  1. Deepwood Memories
  2. Flower of Paradise Lost
  3. Ocean-Hued Clam
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet Stats: Elemental Mastery
  • Circlet Stats: Elemental Mastery
Substat Priority
  1. Elemental Mastery
  2. Energy Recharge
  3. CRIT Rate (With Favonius)
  4. ATK %
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Burst
  2. Normal Attack
  3. Elemental Skill

Kaveh's best weapons tend to revolve around either Elemental Mastery or Energy Recharge. This is because Elemental Mastery helps to not only improve his Bloom DMG but also his self healing. Otherwise, Kaveh has very high Energy Recharge requirements and therefore heavily benefits from weapons which revolve around Energy Recharge such as Favonius Greatsword.

Kaveh has a few artifact options with Deepwood Memories being incredibly important. Ideally, Kaveh should not use Deepwood Memories and a Dendro support should instead. This then allows Kaveh to either use Flower of Paradise Lost when Kaveh is triggering the majority of Blooms or Ocean-Hued Clam when he is not.

Much like with Kaveh's weapons, Elemental Mastery and Energy Recharge are key. The only difference is that CRIT Rate can be important if you are using Favonius Greatsword so that you can consistently proc the weapons effects.


Kaveh's Energy Recharge Requirements

Listed below are some recommended Energy Recharge requirements to aim for depending on if you are using Favonius Greatsword and if the team has 1 or 2 Dendro characters. Generally Kaveh should proc Favonius twice when played on-field however if your Favonius Greatsword is a lower refinement or if you have low CRIT Rate you may only proc one time. Alternatively, the higher end of the "1 Self Favonius Proc" can be used as an equivalent for playing Kaveh off-field.

Weapon Sole Dendro Double Dendro
No specific weapon 240 - 260%+ 175 - 195%
1 Self Favonius Proc 200 - 220% 155 - 175%
2 Self Favonius Procs 180 - 200% 140 - 150%

Combos and How to Play Kaveh

Kaveh's gameplay revolves around his ability to burst Dendro Cores automatically in several ways. These are:

  • Upon use of Artistic Ingenuity which will cause all Dendro Cores to explode if they are in the AoE.
  • Upon use of Painted Dome which also causes Dendro Cores to explode withing the AoE.
  • When Kaveh has the Elemental Conversion of Painted Dome while having Pairidaeza's Dreams (C6).

Do not forget that Dendro Cores burst by Kaveh does not necessarily mean they have been triggered by Kaveh. If he was not the character who specifically made the Cores they do not gain the effect of Feast of Apadana (C4) and do not scale based on Kaveh's Elemental Mastery. Instead, they scale based off of the stats of the character who did trigger the reaction.

It is also worth noting, Kaveh's Dendro Core triggers do in fact trigger with Nilou's Bountiful Cores as a result of being counted as Dendro Cores. That being said, the explode quickly regardless creating anti-synergy.

Kaveh's Elemental Burst Painted Dome not only causes Dendro Cores to explode, it also converts your DMG into Dendro DMG, increases your Interruption RES and increases the DMG of all Dendro Cores that the party generates.

This Dendro conversion goes away when Kaveh leaves the field so you want to make the most of it while he is on-field. After using your Elemental Burst, the Attack combo is 3 Normal Attacks and then a dash cancel before the 4th Attack which you then repeat while dealing Dendro DMG.


Kaveh Best Team Comps

Kaveh's best team compositions revolve around Bloom, Hyperbloom or Burgeon. Because Kaveh's Dendro application comes while on-field, his party needs to revolve around off-field characters with ideally a second Dendro character to ease Energy Recharge requirements. Kaveh has the ability to self heal meaning another healer may not necessarily be required or characters with less healing such as Xingqiu can suffice.


Kaveh Bloom Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Kaveh Xingqiu Yelan Baizhu
Kaveh Xingqiu Nahida Sangonomiya Kokomi

Listed are 2 examples of Bloom teams. 2 Hydro characters is important to ensure there can be enough elemental application while Kaveh is on-field. Characters such as Xingqiu, Yelan and Sangonomiya Kokomi are great for this. Additional Dendro application from characters like Nahida and Baizhu can also be useful as well as the buffs they provide to the team. 2 Dendro characters also helps to lower Energy Recharge requirements as well as provide Dendro Resonance.

Alternatively, Anemo characters such as Kaedehara Kazuha and Sucrose to group up Dendro Cores. This makes it easier for Kaveh to detonate them within his AoE.


Nilou Bloom Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS
Kaveh Xingqiu Nilou

Nilou Bloom teams can work well with Kaveh. Because of Nilou's Ascension Passive Court of Dancing Petals you are forced into only using Hydro and Dendro characters.

This ultimately works similarly to other Bloom teams but in this team Kaveh is unable to as effectively explode Dendro Cores because Nilou's Bountiful Cores explode immediately anyway. His self healing however allows him to be tankier on field than many of the other on-field Dendro options.


Kaveh Hyperbloom Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Sub DPS Support
Kaveh Raiden Shogun Nahida Xingqiu
Kaveh Xingqiu Yelan Kuki Shinobu

Listed are some example of Hyperbloom teams which require an Electro character to be able to trigger the Hyperbloom reaction to deal damage. The ideal options here are Raiden Shogun or Kuki Shinobu built with Elemental Mastery to increase damage.


Kaveh's Ascensions, Talents and Constellations

Kaveh's Ascensions Kaveh's Talents Kaveh's Constellations

Kaveh's Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character The Art of Budgeting When Kaveh crafts Landscape, Building, and Courtyard-type Furnishings, he has a 100% chance to refund a portion of the materials used.
1st Ascension An Architect's Undertaking When DMG dealt by a Dendro Core (including DMG from Burgeon and Hyperbloom) hits Kaveh, Kaveh will regain HP equal to 300% of his Elemental Mastery. This effect can be triggered once every 0.5s.
4th Ascension A Craftsman's Curious Conceptions During Painted Dome , after Kaveh's Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attacks hit opponents, his Elemental Mastery will increase by 25. This effect can be triggered once every 0.1s. Max 4 stacks. This effect will be canceled when Painted Dome's effects end.

Kaveh requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension he gains Elemental Mastery as he levels, giving a total of 96 Bonus Elemental Mastery at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Quelled Creeper
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Mourning Flower
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Fungal Spores
  • 30x Luminescent Pollen
  • 36x Crystalline Cyst Dust

Kaveh's Talents

Listed below is each talent and a simplified explanation of how they work.

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Schematic Setup Normal, Charged and Plunging Attacks are all controlled by his Suitcase Mehrak. Although they functionally act the same as other Claymore characters.
Elemental Skill Artistic Ingenuity Deals AoE Dendro DMG around Kaveh and detonates any Dendro Cores within the radius.
Elemental Burst Painted Dome

Deals AoE Dendro DMG in front of Kaveh, detonating any Dendro Cores inside the area. It also:

  • Converts Normal, Charged and Plunging DMG into Dendro DMG while increasing the attacks AoE.
  • Makes Dendro Cores deal additional DMG based on the level of the skill.
  • Gives Kaveh increased Interruption RES.

To upgrade a single talent to level 10, it costs:

Source Quantity
Mora 1,625,500 Mora
Special Material 1x Crown of Insight
Boss Material 6x Primordial Greenbloom
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Ingenuity
  • 21x Guide to Ingenuity
  • 38x Philosophies of Ingenuity
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Fungal Spores
  • 22x Luminescent Pollen
  • 31x Crystalline Cyst Dust

Kaveh's Constellations

Kaveh has some very impactful Constellations. Sublime Salutations (C1) increases his survivability against Dendro Core explosions making it easier to not use a healer in teams. Pairidaeza's Dreams (C6) massively increases how often Kaveh can detonate Dendro Cores.

# Name Explanation
C1 Sublime Salutations Within 3s after using Artistic Ingenuity, Kaveh's Dendro RES and Incoming Healing Bonus will be increased by 50% and 25% respectively.
C2 Grace of Royal Roads Kaveh's Normal Attack SPD increases by 15% during Painted Dome .
C3 Profferings of Dur Untash
  • Increases the Level of Painted Dome by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Feast of Apadana Dendro Cores created from Bloom reactions Kaveh triggers will deal 60% more DMG when they burst.
C5 Treasures of Bonkhanak
  • Increases the Level of Artistic Ingenuity by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Pairidaeza's Dreams When Kaveh's Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attacks hit opponents during Painted Dome , they will unleash Pairidaeza's Light upon the opponent's position, dealing 61.8% of Kaveh's ATK as AoE Dendro DMG and causing all Dendro Cores within that AoE to burst. This effect can be triggered once every 3s.


  • 25 Feb. 2024: Guide added.
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