Genshin Impact Lisa build

The head librarian has some homework for you! It's time to read up on the best Genshin Impact Lisa build, featuring her weapons, skills, artifacts, and more

Genshin Impact Lisa looking into the camera

Genshin Impact’s Lisa is a four-star electro wielder with a very unique kit and great electro application. While she faces steep competition with other electro units, with some investment and love she’s capable of great things. In this guide we go over the best Genshin Lisa build, including her top role, artifacts, weapons, and more.

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.

Genshin Impact Lisa

The best Genshin Impact Lisa build

Lisa is a four-star electro catalyst weilder with high scaling multipliers and great on-field electro application. Her burst inflicts competitive DoTs (damage over time), especially with her fourth constellation, and she’s good at dishing out multi-target damage. She’s also one of the only playable characters with a DEF debuff currently in the game.

On the other hand, her mechanics can be quite complex. She’s predominantly suited to off-field DPS, but in this role she’s heavily reliant on her charged elemental skill cooldown, and requires high energy recharge or an electro battery on her team in order to burst reliably. She also requires high investment if you want to see her doing any noticeable damage.

With all that said, she’s far from a popular choice when facing off against many high DPS electro units and the powerhouse that is Genshin’s Fischl. But, with a bit of TLC and investment, the head librarian can certainly teach you a trick or two.

Genshin Impact Lisa holding a rose

What’s the best Genshin Lisa weapon?

Kagura’s Verity is easily Lisa’s BIS for personal damage, though it requires a little practice to get used to building stacks, and is highly contested among other units. Lost Prayers chases close behind for all team comps except aggravate.

The Widsith is Lisa’s best four-star option, and remains useful across all team comps, including aggravate. Solar Pearl and Mappa Mare are also solid, well-rounded options if you’re looking for something with a little less RNG.

Weapon Effect
Kagura’s Verity Base stat: crit damage
Skill: gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an elemental skill, increasing the elemental skill damage of the character wielding this weapon by 12% for 16 seconds. Max three stacks. The character also gains 12% all elemental damage bonus when they possess three stacks
Lost Prayers to the Sacred Winds Base stat: crit rate
Skill: increases movement speed by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% elemental damage bonus every four seconds. Max four stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat
The Widsith Base stat: crit damage
Skill: when a character takes to the field, they gain a random theme song for ten seconds. This can only occur once every 30 seconds. The recitative song increases attack by 60%, the aria song increases all elemental damage by 48%, and the interlude song increases elemental mastery by 240
Solar Pearl Base stat: crit rate
Skill: normal attack hits increase elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 20% for six seconds. Elemental skill and elemental burst hits increase normal attack damage for six seconds
Mappa Mare Base stat: elemental mastery
Skill: triggering an elemental reaction grant an 8% elemental damage bonus for ten seconds. Max two stacks

What are the best Genshin Lisa artifacts?

If you’re hoping to use Lisa for her electro application, then Thundering Fury or Thundersoother are your best options. For a reaction-focused team, Gilded Dreams takes the lead, offering great elemental mastery and helping her drive aggravate, overload, and hyperbloom reactions.

Artifact set Effect
Thundering Fury Two equipped: +15% electro damage bonus
Four equipped: Increases damage caused by overloaded, electro-charged, superconduct, and hyperbloom by 40%, and the damage bonus conferred by aggravate by 20%. When quicken or the aforementions elemental reactions are triggered, elemental skill cooldown decreases by one second. Can only occur once every 0.8 seconds
Thundersoother Two equipped: increases electro resistance by 40%
Four equipped: increases damage against opponents affected by electro by 35%
Gilded Dreams Two equipped: +80 elemental mastery
Four equipped: within eight seconds of triggering an elemental reaction, the equipping character obtains buffs based on the elemental type of the elemental type of the other party members. Increases attack by 14% for each of the party members who share the same elemental type as the character, and increases elemental mastery by 50 for every party member with a different elemental type. Each of the aforementioned buffs count up to three characters. You can trigger this effect once every eight seconds. The character equipping this set can still trigger its effects when not on the field

Artifact stat recommendations

Here are the stats we recommend for Lisa’s most common roles.

Electro DPS main stats (on-field and off-field)

  • Sands: Attack%, elemental mastery, or energy recharge
  • Goblet: electro damage
  • Circlet: Crit rate/crit damage

Electro DPS sub stats (on-field and off-field)

  • Crit rate/crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio)
  • Attack%
  • Elemental mastery
  • Energy recharge until requirements met

Reaction DPS main stats

  • Sands: elemental mastery or energy recharge
  • Goblet: elemental mastery
  • Circlet: elemental mastery

Reaction DPS sub stats

  • Energy recharge until requirements met
  • Elemental mastery
  • Attack%
  • Crit rate/crit damage (try to maintain a 1:2 ratio)

What are Genshin 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

Genshin Impact Lisa with her hand on her hip

What are Genshin 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 are Genshin Lisa’s ascension materials?

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.