Lisa Guide and Best Builds

Lisa Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Lisa is one of the original 4-star characters of Genshin Impact. She has long been a puzzling character, as her toolkit was confusing and did not fit many teams. However, the addition of Dendro has made Lisa a fantastic options as an on-field driver or an off-field reaction support. She offers an exceptional Electro Aura on the field and can shred enemy defenses as well as being a potentially strong Electro on-field DPSer with the right investment.

Last updated on Dec 14, 2023 at 15:40 by Tectonix
B Rating
Electro Element
Catalyst Weapon
Mara Junot EN Voice Actor
Rie Tanaka JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Awesome AoE
  • +Constellations are not mandatory
  • +Great Electro Spreader
  • +Huge variety of teammates
  • +Requires little investment
X Weaknesses
  • -High Elemental Burst cost
  • -Difficult to target pull for
  • -On-field DPS requires high investment

Lisa Off-field DPS Build

For the purpose of this guide, we want to focus on Lisa's role as an off-field reaction driver, who can use her amazing Electro skills to trigger some great team damage through Elemental Reactions. While this role is not as potent as a pure DPS role, it requires a lot less investment and does not require any of her constellations.

BiS Weapon Kagura's Verity
Alternate Weapons
  1. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  2. Solar Pearl
  3. Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers — 3-star
Best Artifacts
  • 4-piece Options
    1. Thundering Fury
    2. Gilded Dreams
    3. Thundersoother
  • 2-piece Option
    • Thundering Fury — +15% Electro Damage
    • Gilded Dreams — Elemental Mastery +80
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet Stats: Electro DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
Substat Priority
  1. CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG
  2. Elemental Mastery
  3. Energy Recharge
  4. ATK % / ATK
Talent Priority
  1. Elemental Burst
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Normal Attack

Lisa's top pick for her weapon is Kagura's Verity for its bonus effects when using an Elemental Skill. This effect can stack three times, increasing Elemental Skill damage by 12%, and then once you have all three stacks you gain another 12% bonus of Elemental DMG. Her second best choice, Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, grants movement speed and bonus elemental damage. Alternatively, a good overall choice for a 4-star weapon is the Solar Pearl. Lastly, one weapon choice that we feel that deserves mention is the Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers for its ability to boost character's ATK when they enter the field. This catalyst is a great choice for a F2P player and even though it is a 3-star, it can be extremely helpful for certain team compositions.

As for her Artifacts, Thundering Fury is her best in slot set with its ability to buff up Aggravate damage for reaction teams. The number two slot is held by the Gilded Dreams set, with both of its bonuses amplifying our Elemental DMG. While there are instances where you could build a 2-piece mixed set, the combined bonuses simply do not compete with these two 4-piece sets and should be discarded.


Combos and How to Play Lisa

The first thing any new Lisa player needs to understand is how her Conductive stacks work. This component of her game play is quite confusing and the in-game explanations do not help. Lisa's Elemental Skill, Violet Arc, once tapped will travel to an enemy and the initial impact will create a small radius. Enemies within that radius, including the first one you hit, will gain a single stack of Conductive. Now this what the game fails to explain, each of the mobs that were hit in the initial strike will also create their own small radius for a single Conductive stack. This is why a well placed skill shot can create 3 stacks of Conductive on multiple enemies. This effect is also applied if a reaction, Overload or Superconduct is triggered against an enemy, granting another stack of Conductive.

This leaves us with the question of how to best play Lisa on the field. There are three methods to work with.

  1. First, tap her Elemental Skill and then tap it again. This strings together her Elemental Skills, allowing for a faster and more effective Conductive application.
  2. Second, weave her Elemental Skill in between your standard attacks. This again is an effective way to build different radius' for her Conductive stacks to apply to multiple targets, getting to 3 stacks faster.
  3. Lastly, you hold her Elemental Skill for the second application of it. While this does take time to ‘charge' up, this application of Conductive works best when you already have reactions on the field to create a larger area for her to connect her skill to.

Her Elemental Burst Lightning Rose is a large AoE ring with a lantern in the center of it. This lantern or "rose" strikes enemies constantly within the area with a blast of lightning. This is effect is continuous regardless of if Lisa on or off the field. So using it for reactionary drivers or triggers is best.


Lisa's Best Team Comps

In each of the teams below, Lisa will be played as an off-field swap to apply her conductive stacks and then a reactionary trigger with her Lightning Rose.


Lisa Hyperbloom Team

Off-fielder Main DPS Hydro Spreader Dendro Spreader
Lisa Dendro Traveler Xingqiu Nahida

This Hyperbloom team is going to use Xingqiu as a Hydro spreader with his quick recharge on his Elemental skill and Burst to combine with our Dendro users. Nahida will typically be in a fast swap roll, and Dendro Traveler will be our main on-field character. Lisa will is our elemental driver for our Dendro cores and making them transform into missiles with her Lightning Rose. Your goal is to essentially flood the map with Hydro and Dendro attacks to create mass cores then use either of Lisa's element abilities to ignite them with Electro.


Lisa Superconduct Team

Off-fielder Off-fielder Main DPS Shielder/Healer/Cryo
Lisa Fischl Neuvillette Diona

This Superconduct is an elemental reaction team with Neuvillette dishing out the heavy DPS. Lisa's role in this team is to build up her Conductive stacks with her Elemental Skill and then save her Elemental Burst ability for after Diona's freeze takes hold of the mobs. There is no set rotation to this team, simply keep Fischl's Nightrider on the field, swap to Lisa for stacks and use Neuvillette to hammer the enemy. Once all your Elemental Burst abilities are ready, chain them together and then swap back to Neuvellette to destroy with his charged attack.


Lisa Mono DPS Team

Main DPS Off-fielder Buffer Shielder
Lisa Kaedehara Kazuha Sangonomiya Kokomi Bennett

This mono DPS team revolves around Bennett and Kazuha's buffing abilities, with Lisa playing more of on-field DPS roll. Kokomi is a fantastic addition as a healer and Hydro spreader who can share the on-field time with Lisa. Using Swirl combinations with Bennett's Fantastic Voyage, we can effectively use Lisa and Kokomi's abilities independent of one another, with our other two characters forming the link between each side, similar to a coin. One side will be Lisa's Electro damage, the other side Kokomi's Hydro damage. This build offers a unique fun play style that can really high some decent damage with their respective buffs and elemental reactions.


Lisa's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Lisa Ascensions Lisa Talents Lisa Constellations

Lisa Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character General Pharmaceutics When Lisa crafts a potion, she has a 20% chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.
1st Ascension Induced Aftershock Hits by Charged Attacks apply Violet Arc's Conductive status to opponents.
4th Ascension Static Electricity Field Opponents hit by Lightning Rose have their DEF decreased by 15% for 10s.

Lisa requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension she gains additional Elemental Mastery as she gains levels, giving a total of 96 Elemental Mastery at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is as follows.

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Lightning Prism
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Valberry
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Slime Condensate
  • 30x Slime Secretions
  • 36x Slime Concentrate

Lisa's Talents

Listed below is each talent and a brief explanation of how they work.

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Lightning Touch Standard normal attack deals 4 Lightning attacks for Electro Damage. Charged attack unleashes an AoE Electro Damage after a short cast. Plunging attacks strike the ground below with an AoE Electro Damage circle.
Elemental Skill Violet Arc Pressing the skill casts a Lightning Orb that applies Conductive stacks and Electro Damage. Holding the skill will call down Lightning strikes for increased damage after a short cast.
Elemental Burst Lightning Rose Lisa unleashes Lightning in an AoE field around the target location, dealing Electro Damage that will knock enemies back while inside the ring.

To upgrade a single talent to level 10, it costs:

Source Quantity
Mora 1,625,500 Mora
Special Material 1x Crown of Insight
Boss Material 6x Dvalin's Claw
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Ballad
  • 21x Guide to Ballad
  • 38x Philosophies of Ballad
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Slime Condensate
  • 22x Slime Secretions
  • 31x Slime Concentrate

Lisa's Constellations

Almost all of Lisa's constellations are useful, but players are usually after her C2 and C6 to completely invest in off-field abilities. However, Lisa functions fine at C0, but investment into C6 is a very noticeable difference.

# Name Explanation
C1 Infinite Circuit Lisa regenerates 2 Energy for every opponent hit while holding Violet Arc. A maximum of 10 Energy can be regenerated in this manner at any one time.
C2 Electromagnetic Field

Holding Violet Arc has the following effects:

  • Increases DEF by 25%;
  • Increases Lisa's resistance to interruption.
C3 Resonant Thunder
  • Increases the Level of Lightning Rose by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Plasma Eruption Lightning Rose now unleashes 1-3 lightning bolts when it attacks.
C5 Electrocute
  • Increases the Level of Violet Arc by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Pulsating Witch When Lisa takes the field, she applies 3 stacks of Violet Arc's Conductive status onto nearby opponents. This effect can only occur once every 5s.


  • 14 Dec. 2023: Guide added.
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