How to Play Lisa in Genshin Impact



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The librarian of the Knights of Favonius is a calm and composed alchemist who was deemed the most distinguished graduate of the Sumeru Academia in the past two centuries. She is none other than Lisa Minci—the elegant, charming, highly educated, and the most talented sorceress.

How to Play Lisa in Genshin Impact

Lisa was initially appointed as Captain of the 8th Company of the Knights of Favonius but declined the offer and the multiple referrals due to her lazy nature. Despite handling any situation she comes up against, additional danger means additional workload, which she can never accept.

In her quest to acquire more knowledge, Lisa thought she needed a Vision, and as the idea popped into her head, the Vision appeared in her hands. Lisa wields an Electro Vision and uses a catalyst as a weapon.

If you consider building Lisa as part of your team, you have come to the right place. This will be your ultimate Lisa guide to provide you with important information on how you can maximize and build one of the most knowledgeable Mages of Teyvat.

How to Get Lisa

Lisa is one of the four starting characters you can get as you progress through the main story at the game’s early levels. This means that you can get her for free. She will appear in the Knights of Favonius sub-quest of Act I: The Outlander Who Caught the Wind Archon quest, which is the main storyline for Mondstadt. In one of the missions—Sparks Amongst the Pages—you will enter a domain and can play a trial version of this character.

After completing the said mission, Lisa will now be one of your characters. However, these starting characters were never added as featured 4-star characters in any Character Wish banner, making it difficult to unlock their constellations.

The easiest guaranteed way to unlock the constellations of Lisa is to save up on Masterless Starglitters and exchange 34 of them for one character item: Lisa from the Paimon’s Bargains shop. But this shop will only have two characters available each month, and these characters are randomly selected.

Team Role and Party Composition

Lisa is a character designed to deal damage using Electro attacks or what Genshin Impact players may call a DPS (damage-per-second) character. Her kit or talents focuses on dealing damage, and she does provide a lot of support to the team. She is the one who needs support from other characters.

At a party where Lisa is the primary damage dealer, it will be best to have a teammate that can provide a shield for her. This is because, as a catalyst user, her defense and resistance to the interruption are low.

Since all her attacks are elemental, specifically Electro, it will be straightforward for her to trigger Electro-related elemental reactions such as Overloaded, Electro-charged, and Superconduct.

You should also note Lisa’s ascension stat is Elemental Mastery, which boosts the damage of elemental reactions. This means that having characters in her team who can apply the elements Pyro, Hydro, or Cryo to the opponents can help her keep on triggering elemental reaction damage.

Talents and Playstyle

The playstyle when using Lisa is to continuously throw attacks at opponents by spamming regular and charged attacks and her elemental skill. Her elemental skill, when pressed, has a cool downtime of one second, making it very easy to spam. This skill can also be charged to deal greater damage, and you can do this by holding the skill button or icon for several seconds.

Violet Arc is Lisa’s elemental skill talent that, on press, will let her release a homing Lightning Orb that will deal Electro damage to an opponent. If you hold this talent for several seconds, it will charge and do Conductive Hold damage by calling down lightning from the heavens to deal massive Electro damage to all opponents within its area of effect (AOE).

When the Lightning Orb that you cast on press hits an opponent, it will also apply a stack of Conductive status. This special status has a maximum of 3 stacks, and each stack will further boost the damage of the Violet Arc’s Conductive Hold damage.

Please note that when making that Conductive Hold attack of Violet Arc, Lisa will stand still in place, making her vulnerable to enemy attacks. This is why having a shielder on the team with Lisa is suggested.

When Lisa reaches her first ascension phase, which is at character level 20, her passive talent Induced Aftershock will be unlocked. With this talent, whenever her charged attack hits an opponent, a stack of Violet Arc’s Conductive status will be applied to that enemy.

To easily reach the maximum stack of Violet Arc’s Conductive status, you can alternate the casting of Violet Arc’s Lightning Orb and a normal attack. After the second press of the elemental skill, make a charged attack to apply the third stack of Conductive status and then make a Conductive Hold attack.

Lightning Rose—Lisa’s elemental burst talent—lets her summon a flower that will unleash powerful lightning bolts upon summoning and then continuously emit lightning to knock back opponents.

With Lisa’s second passive talent named Static Electric Field, the opponents hit by Lightning Rose will have their defense decreased by 15% for 10 seconds.

To maximize the debuff effect of Static Electric Field and for Lisa to deal the greatest possible damage to an opponent, make sure to have that three stacks of Conductive status applied to the opponent before summoning the Lightning Rose. Only then should you make a Conductive Hold attack.


With all of the playable characters in-game, save for Aloy, unlocking all six constellation levels will further boost that character’s potential. However, the minimum must-have constellation for Lisa to be a strong DPS character is constellation level 2.

Lisa’s constellation level 2 is Electro Magnetic Field, which increases her defense by 25% and gives her an increased resistance to interruption. This constellation is critical because the Conductive Hold attack works, where she has to stand vulnerable in place for around three seconds.

Plasma Eruption—Lisa’s constellation level 5—increases the number of lightning bolts released by Lightning Rose by 1 to 3. This adds more damage the elemental burst can deal with the enemies within its AOE.

Pulsating Witch is Lisa’s constellation level 6, which maxes out all her constellations. With this unlocked, when Lisa takes the field, she automatically applies three stacks of Conductive status to nearby opponents. This makes it easier for her to make a Conductive Hold attack because she will no longer need to spam her elemental skill.

However, since this constellation only takes effect when she takes the field, you will need to switch between Lisa and another character to trigger the said effect. This means that this constellation will be useless in a coop game setup.

How to Build Lisa

As a DPS character, the stats that you need to build for Lisa are the ones that will increase her damage output. Since all her attacks are Electro, you should include items with an Electro damage bonus.

ATK, Critical Rate, Critical Damage, and the following stats you need to build. For Critical damage, you can build as much as you can as long as the character already has the ideal ATK and Critical Rate. A minimum of 2,000 ATK and 70% Critical Rate are the ideal builds for a DPS character.

Another thing to note is that Lisa’s Ascension stat is Elemental Mastery, and this is the hidden stat that a character gets once ascended to the next ascension phase or level cap.

Elemental Mastery increases the damage of Elemental Reactions, and for Lisa, she can easily trigger any Electro-related Elemental Reactions because all her attacks are electro. If you opt for an Elemental Reaction build, you will need a lot of Elemental Mastery and a character in Lisa’s team that will apply another element to the opponents.

Weapon: Catalyst

Catalyst users can make elemental attacks even with their normal hits. With all the available catalysts in-game, what is the best weapon for Lisa?

5-Star Weapons

Kagura’s Verity

As a 5-star weapon, this catalyst has a high Base ATK than the lower rarity ones. Its secondary stat is Critical Damage which allows you to prioritize building Critical Rate and ATK to reach the ideal amount.

This catalyst’s passive or refinement effect is that it will gain a Kagura Dance effect when the weapon wielder uses an elemental skill. The Kagura Dance effect will temporarily increase the damage to the user’s elemental skill, and this effect can be stacked up to three. When the maximum stack of Kagura Dance is reached, the weapon user will have an additional increase to all their elemental damage.

Lisa can easily trigger the maximum refinement effect of this weapon based on her playstyle. As Lisa applies the Conductive status to the opponent, Kagura’s Verity will also gain a Kagura Dance effect. When the maximum three stacks of Conductive status are reached, the stack of Kagura Dance will be the same.

This will further increase the damage of the Conductive Hold attacks. As you wait for the elemental skill to cool down, Lisa’s elemental damage increases as the weapon’s effect increase the damage of her normal and charged attacks.

Kagura’s Verity is a time-limited 5-star catalyst that was first introduced with the game’s 2.5 version; meaning, this catalyst can be obtained by wishing on the Weapon Event Wish Banner only when it is the featured item.

Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

This is another 5-star weapon considered the top choice for any DPS character that uses a catalyst. Its secondary stat is Critical Rate which makes it easier for you to achieve the ideal amount of the said stat.

The Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds is also best for a playstyle where you keep the character on the field and rarely switch to other characters. This is because the elemental damage bonus given by the weapon’s refinement effect can only be gained if the character stays on the field for at least 4 seconds. If that character leaves the field, let’s say you switched to another character even for just a slight second, the bonus will be removed or canceled.

Skyward Atlas

Another 5-star catalyst that Lisa can use is the Skyward Atlas.

This weapon can provide a lot of ATK for Lisa, thanks to it being the catalyst with the highest base ATK of 674 at level 90, plus the secondary stat of ATK% bonus of up to 33%.

4-Star Weapons

Solar Pearl

If you are willing to spend real money for this game, you might consider purchasing the Battle Pass to unlock one of its weapons, which is the catalyst, Solar Pearl.

This 4-star weapon has a secondary stat of Critical Rate bonus and its passive effect that works well with Lisa’s playstyle.

With this weapon, if an elemental skill or elemental burst hits an opponent, the normal attack of the weapon wielder will be increased. Likewise, if a normal attack hits an opponent, the damage of the weapon wielder’s elemental skill and elemental burst is increased.

The Widsith

The Widsith is a 4-star catalyst with a secondary stat of critical damage bonus. This weapon is popular among those who like to damage showcase videos because of its passive effect, significantly increasing the character’s damage output.

When the user wielding this catalyst takes the field, one of three stat boosts will be randomly bestowed to that character. The stat boost can increase ATK, elemental damage, or Elemental Master. However, this effect can only be triggered when switching between characters. Thus, making the passive useless in a coop game setup.

Blackcliff Agate

Another 4-star catalyst weapon that can boost Lisa’s Critical damage is the Blackcliff Agate. This weapon is perfect against a group of enemies where weaker opponents are present because its passive effect grants an increase in Lisa’s ATK for 30 seconds if she defeats one of those enemies. This effect can be stacked up to 3.

This weapon can be purchased from the Paimon’s Bargains shop using 24 Masterless Starglitters.

Dodoco Tales and Eye of Perception

These two 4-star catalysts have the same base ATK and secondary bonus stat of ATK%.

When using Dodoco Tales, Lisa’s normal attack hits on opponents will increase the damage of her charged attacks and vice versa. With the Eye of Perception (EOP), her normal and charged attacks will have a 50% chance to fire a Bolt of Perception that will deal damage as it bounces from 1 to 4 enemies.

Based on Lisa’s play style as a DPS character, these passive effects are easy to trigger.

If you participated in the Midsummer Island Adventure event in the Golden Apple Archipelago during the 1.6 version of the game, you would have a copy and refinement materials of the Dodoco Tales catalyst. It is a weapon exclusive to that event and cannot be obtained anywhere else.

Oathsworn Eye and Favonius Codex

The Oathsworn Eye is a catalyst that increases Lisa’s ATK stat, but its passive effect can make up for the high energy requirement of her elemental burst talent.

The Favonius Codex is a good weapon choice if the play style you are aiming for is to have the Lightning Rose as much as you can to reduce the defense of the enemies around.

Mappa Mare

This catalyst is one of the weapons you can craft with the city smithy. With Elemental Master Bonus as its secondary stat, this weapon is good for an elemental reaction type Lisa. Her elemental damage will temporarily increase when she triggers an elemental reaction while using this weapon.


The artifacts are the primary source of stats and dramatically affect a character’s build. For Lisa, as an elemental damage dealer, the first stat bonus you should look for are the ones that boost her Electro damage.

Thundering Fury and Thundersoother

The Thundering Fury and Thundersoother artifact sets are the sets that are dedicated to Electro DPS characters.

With Thundering Fury, its 2-piece set will give a 15% bonus to the character’s Electro damage. When four pieces are equipped, a bonus of 40% to the damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, and Superconduct is added. Triggering the 4-piece set effect will also decrease the cool-down time of the artifact user’s elemental skill.

The 4-piece set of this artifact is best for a Lisa elemental reaction damage build.

The Thundersoother works best for Lisa if the 4-piece set is equipped. The 2-piece set will only increase her resistance to Electro, but with the 4-piece set, her damage against enemies affected by Electro increases by 35%.

With Lisa’s talents and playstyle, she can quickly maximize the effect of this artifact set.

Wanderer’s Troupe

This artifact gives a bonus of 80 Elemental Mastery for the character, making it a good choice if you want to increase Lisa’s elemental reaction damage.

If four pieces of this set are equipped, the damage of Lisa’s charged attacks will also be increased by 35%.

However, please note that the Conductive Hold attack of Lisa’s elemental skill talent is not considered a charged attack and will not be boosted by the 4-piece set effect of the Wanderer’s Troupe artifact.

Emblem of Severed Fate

For an unconventional build that focuses on increasing Lisa’s Energy Recharge to spam using her elemental burst, the Emblem of Severed Fate is something to consider.

Having the 4-piece set of this artifact will increase Lisa’s Energy Recharge by 20% and increase the damage of her elemental burst by 25% of her maximum Energy Recharge. It is best to pair this artifact set with Favonius Codex catalyst to build higher Energy Recharge.

Combination of Different 2-Piece Sets

You can have a 2-Piece set of Thundering Fury, Gladiator’s Finale, Shimenawa’s Reminiscence, or Noblesse Oblige and pair them together to make the best stat build that you like. The 2-Piece set bonus should be an added effect, and each artifact’s stats should be prioritized.

Artifact Main Stat

A Goblet of Eonothem with a primary stat of Electro damage bonus should be equipped for Lisa.

Depending on what Lisa lacks or needs, you can choose to have a Circlet of Logos with either Critical Rate, Critical Damage, or ATK as its primary stat.

If you want your Lisa to lean towards an elemental Reaction damage type, a Circlet of Logos and Sands of Eon with Elemental Mastery as their primary stat should be used.

Ascension Materials

Leveling characters to the maximum level will need to ascend them multiple times, and to do this, you need ascension materials. Below are the items you need to gather or farm to ascend your Electro witch.

Lightning Prism

A prism that channels flowing energies and weaves them into lightning. This item is obtained when you defeat the Electro Hypostasis.


A berry that only grows in the land of the Anemo Archon. You can find and gather this plump fruit from the fields of Mondstadt.

Vajrada Amethyst Silvers, Fragments, Chunks, and Gemstones

These are the Electro-type mineral crystals that you can get from Electro-type boss enemies. It can also be purchased from the city jewelry or souvenir shops and crafting.

Slime Condensate, Secretions, and Concentrate

These are slime essence that you can get when you hunt any slime.

Talent level-Up Materials

To increase Lisa’s combat talents, you will need Mora, slime essence, and Dvalin’s Claw.

Dvalin’s Claw is a claw from the Dragon of the East. It is an item you can obtain when you defeat the Stormterror.

Aside from the items above, you will also need talent books under the Ballad title: the Teachings of Ballad, Guide to Ballad, and Philosophies of Ballad.

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