Just like his character, Kaveh is a simple-minded character and his kit reflects that. On paper, it’s a great kit for a 4-star- to the point it makes us question why he isn’t a 5-star. Despite having his own problems that hold him back greatly, he’s an easy-to-use decently powerful unit that will serve your account well in the role he’s intended for. In this article, we explain the basic mechanics of his kit and how to play him.
Kaveh’s Basic Kit and Gameplay
Kaveh is meant to be an on-field unit as he has no off-field utility. As an on-fielder, he can either be used as just a Dendro reaction driver or as a main DPS. In both cases, he’ll need a lot of EM but since the majority of his utility hides behind his high-cost elemental burst, you’ll also need to invest in some considerable ER% stats.
Kaveh’s elemental skill Artistic Ingenuity allows him to deal AoE Dendro damage around him and detonate any nearby Dendro Cores. They explode and deal damage based on Kaveh’s level and Elemental Mastery. Kaveh’s passive talent An Architect’s Undertaking allows him to heal himself by 300% of his EM when he is hit by a Dendro Core explosion.
Kaveh’s elemental burst Painted Dome creates a field that deals AoE Dendro damage to surrounding enemies and allows him to infuse his weapon with Dendro, increasing its attack range and his resistance to interruption during the entire duration of his burst. Just like during his E skill, he can also trigger all nearby Dendro Cores.
His passive talent Bloodline of the Crimson Oni increases his Elemental Mastery by 25 after Kaveh’s Normal, Charged, or Plunging Attacks hit opponents. This effect can be triggered once every 0.1s and can be stacked up to 4 times- meaning he can gain up to a total of 100 EM this way.
His last passive The Art of Budgeting allows Kaveh to refund a portion of the materials when he crafts certain furnishings in the Serenitea Pot.
You’ll want to use his burst as many times as possible without compromising on his EM stats. Pair him up with units like Xingqiu or Yelan and you’ve got yourself a decent Bloom DPS. Despite his ability to survive on his own you’ll still probably need another Dendro unit on the team to serve both as a battery and as an off-field damage or reaction support like Nahida or Dendro Traveler.
He’ll fit into most Bloom teams but know he won’t be the best option for any. As a Spread DPS who mainly focuses on Dendro damage- while he’s not a weakling, he’s still no Alhaitham or even Tighnari in that regard. That said, he’s a decent 4-star Dendro DPS by all means and regards so if you like his playstyle then by all means- build him.