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Genshin Impact Lisa build

Genshin Impact's Lisa, the head librarian, has homework for you. Follow our build guide for her greatest weapons, artifacts, and more.

Genshin Impact Lisa's splash art on a purple background

Genshin Impact’s Lisa is a four-star electro wielder with a very unique kit and great electro application. In the world of Teyvat, Lisa Minci’s an incredibly talented individual, as the librarian for the Knights of Favonius and the previous scholar at Sumeru’s Akademiya. Lisa’s obtained for free in the early game, meaning she plays a significant role in many players’ comps. Here’s how to get the best out of her.

If you need some help with other characters, take a look at our 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 saving up for the next Genshin Impact banner characters.

So, how do we get the most out of Genshin Impact Lisa?

What’s the best Genshin Impact Lisa build?

Best weapon Kagura’s Verity
Weapon substitutes The Widsith, Lost Prayers to the Sacred Winds
Best artifact set Thundering Fury
Main stats Sands – Energy recharge
Goblet – Electro damage bonus
Circlet – Crit rate/damage
Sub stats Elemental mastery, energy recharge, attack, crit rate, crit damage

Lisa is a four-star electro catalyst wielder, with high scaling multipliers and great on-field electro application. Her burst inflicts competitive damage over time, especially with her fourth constellation, and she’s good at dishing out multi-target damage.

She’s definitely a starter unit, but with some perseverance, you can make a strong Lisa using Kagura’s Verity, a set of Thundering Fury artifacts, and plenty of elemental mastery.

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How do I use Genshin Impact’s Lisa?

Lisa is 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. 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 Impact’s Fischl. But, with a bit of TLC and investment, the head librarian can certainly teach you a trick or two about electro reactions, especially early in the game.

What are the best Lisa weapons?

As a four-star, Lisa doesn’t have a weapon specifically made for her, so here are the best choices among the roster of catalysts: 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 to the Sacred Winds is close behind for all team comps except aggravate. These are both five-star weapons, so can be hard to attain.

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 – these four-star catalysts are much easier to get a hold of than the previous options, too.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Kagura’s Verity (five-star) Bonus effect: Crit damage
Skill: Lisa gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an elemental skill, increasing her elemental skill damage by 12% for 16 seconds. Max three stacks. She also gains a 12% elemental damage bonus when she possesses three stacks
Weapon banner (alongside Yae Miko)
Lost Prayers to the Sacred Winds (five-star) Bonus effect: 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 Lisa falls or leaves combat
Standard banner
The Widsith (four-star) Bonus effect: Crit damage
Skill: When Lisa takes to the field, she gains a random theme song for ten 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
All banners
Solar Pearl (four-star) Bonus effect: Crit rate
Skill: Normal attack hits increase elemental skill and elemental burst damage by 20% for six seconds. Elemental skill and elemental burst increase normal attack damage for six seconds
Battle Pass reward
Mappa Mare (four-star) Bonus effect: Elemental mastery
Skill: Triggering an elemental reaction grants an 8% elemental damage bonus for ten seconds. Max two stacks
All banners

What are the best Lisa artifacts?

If you’re wanting to use Lisa for her electro application, then Thundering Fury is your best option as it grants an electro damage bonus. For a reaction-focused team, Gilded Dreams takes the top spot, offering great elemental mastery and helping her drive aggravate, overload, and hyperbloom reactions.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Thundering Fury Two equipped: 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 aforementioned elemental reactions trigger, elemental skill cooldown decreases by one second
Midsummer Courtyard domain
Gilded Dreams Two equipped: Increases elemental mastery
Four equipped: Within eight seconds of triggering an elemental reaction, Lisa obtains buffs based on 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 counts up to three characters. Lisa can still trigger its effects when not on the field
Spire of Solitary Enlightenment domain
Emblem of Severed Fate Two equipped: Energy recharge
Four equipped:
Increases elemental burst damage by 25% of Lisa’s energy recharge. The maximum addition is 75% bonus damage
Momiji Dyed Court domain
Noblesse Oblige Two equipped: Elemental burst damage increase
Four equipped: Elemental bursts increase all party members’ attacks by 20% for 12 seconds
Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern domain

Artifact stat recommendations

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

Main stats:

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


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

Genshin Impact's Lisa with her hand on her hip

What are the best Genshin Impact Lisa team comps?

Thanks to her kit and ease of use, Lisa slots into many different teams such as hyperbloom, overcharged, and taser. Here are just some comps we recommend:

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Lisa Bennett Raiden Kazuha
Lisa Alhaitham Yaoyao Fischl
Lisa Bennett Diluc Kazuha

What are Lisa’s abilities?

Here are the skills that Lisa possesses and what they do:

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Lightning Touch Normal: Performs four electro attacks
Charged: Deals a small electro-damage AoE
Plunging: Deals AoE electro damage upon impact with the ground
Elemental skill: Violet Arc Press: Unleash a homing orb that deals electro damage and applies the conductive status effect
Hold: Deal massive AoE electro damage and additional damage to those with the ‘Conductive’ status effect
Elemental burst: Lightning Rose Summons a Lightning Rose that deals AoE electro damage. The Lightning Rose will knock enemies back 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 the enemy’s defence by 15% for ten seconds
Potion Insight (unlocked automatically) When crafting potions, you have a 20% chance of receiving a 200% yield

What are Lisa’s constellations?

Constellations help boost stats to make a character viable for use later down the line. As Lisa is a free unit and rarely on banners, you may not get around to fully leveling these up, but here are all the bonuses you can expect.

Constellation Effect
C1: Infinite Circuit Recover two energy for every enemy hit while holding Violet Arc. Regenerate a maximum of ten energy at any one time
C2: Electromagnetic Field Holding Violet Arc increases defense by 25% and increases Lisa’s resistance to interruption
C3: Resonant Thunder Increases the level of Lightning Rose by three
C4: Plasma Eruption Increases the number of bolts released by Lightning Rose by up to three
C5: Electrocute Increases the level of Violet Arc by three
C6: Pulsating Witch When Lisa enters the field, she applies three stacks of Violet Arc’s conductive status onto nearby enemies

Genshin Impact's Lisa in her new Sumeru-themed skin

What are Lisa’s ascension materials?

Lisa gets a nice boost to her elemental mastery as she ascends, and we’ve noted the cost for each level in the table below. Valberries are native to Mondstadt and grow around the Stormbearer Mountains, and can also be grown in your teapot. Lightning Prisms are drops from the Electro Hypostasis in the same region.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One vajrada amethyst sliver, three valberries, three slime condensate
40 40,000 Three vajrada amethyst fragments, two lightning prism, ten valberries, slime condensate
50 60,000 Six vajrada amethyst fragments, four lightning  prism, 20 valberries, 12 slime secretions
60 80,000 Three vajrada amethyst chunks, eight lightning  prism, 30 valberries, 18 slime secretions
70 100,000 Six vajrada amethyst chunks, six lightning prism, 45 valberries, 12 slime concentrate
80 120,000 Six vajrada amethyst gemstones, 20 lightning prism, 60 valberries, 24 slime concentrate

What are Lisa’s talent materials?

Below is a list of everything you need to level up each of Lisa’s talents all the way to ten (and beyond, if you have her constellations). You need to go slime hunting for her talents and farm the ballad talent books from the Forsaken Rift domain. As the name suggests, the Dvalin’s claw comes from the weekly boss fight.

Talent level Mora Material
Two 12,500 Six slime condensate, three teachings of ballad
Three 17,500 Three slime secretions, two guides to ballad
Four 25,000 Four slime secretions, four guides to ballad
Five 30,000 Six slime secretions, six guides to ballad
Six 37,500 Nine slime secretions, nine guides to ballad
Seven 120,000 Four slime concentrate, four philosophies of ballad, one Dvalin’s claw
Eight 260,000 Six slime concentrate, six philosophies of ballad, one Dvalin’s claw
Nine 450,000 Nine slime concentrate, 12 philosophies of ballad, two Dvalin’s claws
Ten 700,000 12 slime concentrate, 16 philosophies of ballad, two Dvalin’s claws, one crown of insight

Talent priority:

  • Elemental burst > elemental skill > normal attack

There you have it! Everything you need to know in order to have a great Lisa build. Looking for a new adventure? Here’s our list of the best games like Genshin Impact – and speaking of which, here’s the Honkai Star Rail tier list and what we know about any Honkai Star Rail codes.