Genshin Impact’s Kaveh – character mentions and design

Genshin Impact's Kaveh is the mind behind the Palace of Alcazarzaray and Alhaitham's disgruntled roommate. But what else do we know about this Sumeru scholar?

Genshin Impact Kaveh raising a cup and smiling

We’ve all had an annoying roommate at some point in our lives, and it seems that Genshin Impact’s Kaveh can relate. This mysterious chap is mentioned in multiple voice lines, having been the talented architect behind the gorgeous Palace of Alcazarzaray, but it seems like he has a sore word or two to say about his bedfellow.

While we don’t have too many details on this seemingly grumpy architect yet, we’ve gathered every crumb we have so far, along with a couple of community speculations. Of course, we’ll be sure to update this guide when Hoyoverse confirms any official information, but, in the meantime, let’s dive on in.

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Who is Genshin Impact’s Kaveh?

Kaveh is a talented architect who graduated from Kshahrewar of the Sumeru Akademiya with honours. Kshahrewar is one of the Six Darshans (the main schools that make up Sumeru Akademiya), and specialises in technology – specifically architecture and puzzle-solving.

Having been the brilliant mind behind the architecture of Palace of Alcazarzaray, a grand building in Sumeru’s Lokapala Jungle, it’s undeniable that Kaveh is extremely talented. However, during its construction, he somehow fell into deep debt. Kaveh has since taken up residence with Genshin Impact’s Alhaitham, though they often argue due to their vastly different personalities and opinions.

Genshin Impact Kaveh - the Palace of Alcazarzaray

What is Genshin Impact Kaveh’s element?

As Kaveh has now appeared in-game, we can confirm that he’s a dendro user, as shown by the dendro vision hanging to the left side of his waist.

What is Genshin Impact Kaveh’s weapon?

Hoyoverse is yet to confirm Kaveh’s weapon, though leakers seem to be speculating that he’s a claymore wielder. They also speculate that he’s a four-star character.

When is Genshin Impact Kaveh’s release date?

We don’t know for sure yet, but leakers believe that Kaveh will be in the version 3.6 alongside Genshin Impact’s Baizhu. Of course, we’ll update this guide as soon as we know more.

Genshin Impact Kaveh character mentions

Genshin Impact’s Collei and Genshin Impact’s Tighnari mention Kaveh in their voicelines. Here’s what they have to say.

Collei voice lines

  • About Kaveh: ‘The General Mahamatra [Genshin Impact’s Cyno] once brought him to our place for a meal. From the moment the fruit arrived on the table, he ranted non-stop about his difficult and stubborn roommate for the entire meal. We didn’t get a single word in the whole time. We just nodded along and tried to stifle our laughter. It took a lot of effort.’

Tighnari voice lines

  • About Alhaitham: ‘Be careful of Alhaitham. I’m not saying he’s a bad guy, but he purely operates by rationality, so people often find his actions unacceptable. If you don’t believe me, just ask his housemate – thanks to Alhaitham, he has more pent-up frustration than an angry Anemo Slime.’
  • About Kaveh: ‘Kaveh is a famous architect in Sumeru. The Palace of Alcazarzaray is his magnum opus. During the initial planning, he even asked me to recommend suitable ornamental flora. I don’t know why or how, but he ended up heavily in debt after the palace was completed. Alhaitham is helping out by letting him stay at his place, but… I don’t know whether that’s a blessing or a curse…’
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What’s Genshin Impact Kaveh’s design?


After several leaks revealing Kaveh’s design, he finally makes an official appearance in Archon Quest Chapter III, Act V: Part 5 – A Toast to Victory, having yet another tiff with his roomy, Alhaitham.

He also shows up in Alhaitham’s story quest, and the official Alhaitham trailer, as seen above. He bears quite the resemblance to Howl from Studio Ghibli’s animated movie, Howl’s Moving Castle, and we’re pretty in love with him already.

That’s all we’ve got on Genshin Impact’s Kaveh for now. If you want to head off on a fresh adventure, be sure to check out our Tower of Fantasy characters and Tower of Fantasy weapons guides.