Genshin Impact Lisa guide – the best build

The best build for Genshin Impact’s Lisa

In Genshin Impact, Lisa is an intelligent witch and librarian for the Knights of Favonius. She’s a fairly powerful catalyst-wielding electro character that you receive for free by completing the ‘Sparks Amongst the Pages’ quest, meaning you don’t have to worry about using up your precious primogems in order to obtain her.

In Genshin Impact, Lisa is best suited to a support role. She isn’t the best electro character out there, but as you receive her as a freebie, she’s an early game asset to most teams until you manage to get your hands on a better character from a wish.

If you need some help with other characters, take a look at our Genshin Impact Zhongli and Genshin Impact Mona guides. We’ve also put together a Genshin Impact tier list so you can find out who the best characters are, as well as a Genshin Impact codes list, just in case you’re after some in-game freebies.

The best Genshin Impact Lisa build

Lisa is best suited to a support role with a focus on powering up her elemental burst skill. We recommend pairing her up with characters that can help trigger Superconduct and Overloaded reactions, such as Amber or Kaeya.

Lisa holding onto her hat and a book on a white background

Which weapon should you use?

The weapons we’ve chosen for Lisa either boost her elemental damage or help with energy recharge. If you’d like to lean Lisa more into a sub DPS role, the Skyward Atlas is the best choice.

Weapon Effect
Skyward Atlas Increases elemental damage by 12%. Normal attacks have a 50% chance to earn the favour of the clouds, the clouds seek out nearby enemies to attack for 15 seconds, dealing 160% attack damage. This can only happen once every 30 seconds
Favonius Codex Critical hits have a 6% chance to generate one elemental orb, the orb regenerates six energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12 seconds.

Which artifact set should you use?

The Noblesse Oblige artifact set provides a decent boost to element burst damage, so that’s our preferred option. If you can’t get your hands on four items, we recommend equipping two from each set mentioned below.

Artifact set Effect
Noblesse Oblige

Two equipped: elemental burst damage increased by 20%

Four equipped: Using an elemental burst increases all party members’ attack by 20% for 12 seconds

Thundering Fury

Two equipped: 15% electro damage bonus

Four equipped: Increases damage caused by overloaded, electro-charged, and superconduct by 40%. Triggering this effect decreases elemental skill cooldown by one second. This can only occur once every 0.8 seconds

What are Lisa’s skills?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Lightning Touch Performs four electro attacks
Lightning Touch (charged) Deals AoE electro damage
Lightning Touch (plunging) Deals AoE electro damage upon impact with the ground
Violet Arc (press) Unleash a homing orb that deals electro damage and applies the conductive status effect
Violet Arc (hold) Deal massive AoE electro damage, additional damage is dealt to those with the ‘Conductive’ status effect
Lightning Rose Summons a Lightning Rose that deals AoE electro damage. The Lightning Rose will knockback enemies and deal electro damage for as long as it’s active

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Induced Aftershock (unlocked at ascension one) Charged attacks apply the conductive status effect
Static Electricity Field (unlocked at ascension four) Lightning Rose decreases enemy’s defence by 15% for ten seconds
Potion Insight (unlocked automatically) When crafting potions, you have a 20% chance to receive a 200% yield

Lisa performing an electro skill against enemies

What are Lisa’s constellations?

Constellations help boost stats to make a character viable for use later down the line. As Lisa excels early in the game, you may not get round to fully leveling these up, but here are all the bonuses you can expect.

Constellation Effect
Infinite Circuit

Two energy is recovered for every enemy hit while holding Violet Arc.

A maximum of ten energy can be regenerated at any one time

Electromagnetic Field Holding Violet Arc increases defence by 25% and increases Lisa’s resistance to interruption
Resonant Thunder Increases the level of Lightning Rose by three
Plasma Eruption Increases the number of bolts released by Lightning Rose by up to three
Electrocute Increase the level of Violet Arc by three
Pulsating Witch When Lisa enters the field, she applies three stacks of Violet Arc’s conductive status onto nearby enemies

What does it cost to ascend Lisa?

Lisa gets a nice boost to her elemental mastery as she ascends, here’s the cost for each level.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One Vajrada Amethyst Sliver, three Valberry, three Slime Condensate
40 40,000 Three Vajrada Amethyst Fragment, two Lightning Prism, ten Valberry,  Slime Condensate
50 60,000 Six Vajrada Amethyst Fragment, four Lightning Prism, 20 Valberry, 12 Slime Secretions
60 80,000 Three Vajrada Amethyst Chunk, eight Lightning Prism, 30 Valberry, 18 Slime Secretions
70 100,000 Six Vajrada Amethyst Chunk, six Lightning Prism, 45 Valberry, 12 Slime Concentrate
80 120,000 Six Vajrada Amethyst Gemstone, 20 Lightning Prism, 60 Valberry, 24 Slime Concentrate

There you have it! Everything you need to know in order to have a great Lisa build. If you want to know more about the game she features in, take a look at our Genshin Impact review.