When you start to play Genshin Impact, you will meet new characters, and unfolding circumstances will take you on new quests with them. They will help you clear certain domains and join you as a trial character to get a gist of them. Generally termed starter characters, these are available only from the standard banner, and obtaining their constellations is a big deal.
Many players don’t pay much attention to starter Genshin Impact characters because they are available for free and don’t get enough hype in the community. They are good enough to fit in some great team compositions, and help players capitalize on their team support abilities. You can play them in your desired roles to benefit your overall team and even use them in the elemental application.
Here, I’ll be going over one such character who is a librarian in the city of Mondstadt and has a solid academic record, Lisa! She’s one of the earliest characters you will obtain for free and will help you activate electro mechanisms throughout the game. Let’s go over her abilities in this Lisa Genshin Impact guide, and I’ll give my remarks on them. Without further ado, let’s dive straight in!
Lisa: Character Details
Lisa is a 4-star electro character who is a librarian in the city of Mondstadt who sometimes likes to flirt with the traveler. I guess I’m not the only person who has seen the memes where players repeatedly made her climb mountains. She is exceptionally knowledgeable as she is deemed by Sumeru academia to be their most distinguished graduate in the past two centuries. I feel she may have a key role in the story when Sumeru launches soon.
You can only obtain Lisa’s constellations from the Standard wish wanderlust invocation banner or Paimon’s bargain starglitter exchange shop. She’s not featured alongside any 5-star character in a banner, and I don’t think that will happen soon. So, if you wish to obtain her extra constellations, you have to wait for shops to refresh for months or wish on the standard banner to get her.
Lisa has elemental mastery as her ascension stat that can be good in overload team compositions or electro-charged team compositions. Her elemental mastery scales up to 96 units at level 90 after you invest many resources to level her up. Lets’ go over her ascension materials so you can start to build her if you are starting the game anew and like her character.
- Mora = 420,000
- Lightning Prism = 46
- Vajrada Amethyst Sliver = 1
- Vajrada Amethyst Fragment = 9
- Vajrada Amethyst Chunk = 9
- Vajrada Amythstt Gemstone = 6
- Valberry = 168
- Slime Condensate = 18
- Slime Secretions = 30
- Slime Concentrate = 36
With that, let’s quickly go over her talent materials so that you can level up her relevant talents that suit your playstyle.
- Mora = 1.6 + million
- Slime Condensate = 6
- Slime Secretions = 22
- Slime Concentrate = 31
- Teachings of Ballad = 3
- Guide to Ballad = 21
- Philosophies of Ballad = 38
- Dvalin’s Claw = 6
- Crown of Insight = 1
Normal Attack: Lightning Touch
- Normal Attack: Lisa perform up to 4 lightning attacks that deal electro damage
- Charged attack: Lisa consumes a specific amount of stamina to deal area of effect electro damage after a short casting time
Gathering the might of electro element, Lisa plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals area of effect electro damage upon impact with the ground
Lisa’s regular attacks may require you to position yourself better if you want to use them in succession. That’s because she teleports a small distance in her last normal attack. You can also use Lisa’s charged attack to target enemies in an area.
Still, I’d recommend you not level up this talent level. I found her regular attacks to be a bit clunky, and it’s better to use them for electro application.
Lisa channels the power of electric lightning to sweep bothersome matters away
Releases a homing electro lightning orb
On a hit, it deals electro damage. It applies a stack of conductive status ( max 3 stacks ) to opponents in a small area of effect.
After an extended casting time, it calls down lightning from the heavens, dealing massive electro damage to all nearby opponents.
Deals significant amounts of extra damage to opponents based on the number of conductive stacks applied to them and cleared their conductive status.
With a maximum of three stacks, you can hold her elemental skill to deal a massive amount of damage. Conductive status’s chain reaction has a different mechanism for passing to other enemies. I won’t go into many details here.
All you should remember is to put as many stacks as possible and use her elemental skill’s hold version to deal damage. Also, the hold versions’ hitbox covers a circular area that covers an area around you.
At talent level 10, you can deal around 850% + damage on 3 conductive stacks, which is nearly equivalent to some characters’ burst damage. With a holding cooldown of 16 seconds, you can consider this elemental skill on par with elemental burst damage of some characters and provides immense damage output for the team.
Summons lightning rose that unleashes powerful lightning bolts, launching surrounding opponents and dealing electro damage. The lightning rose will continuously emit lightning to knock back opponents and deal electro damage throughout the ability’s duration.
Lisa’s elemental burst is quite effective; if you want to put her in off-field damage dealing role, pop up her burst and swap to another character. Lisa’s elemental burst can target multiple enemies and attack nearby opponents randomly.
Lisa’s burst energy cost is 80 units that last up to 15 seconds with a cooldown of 20 seconds. At talent level 10, you get around 65% discharge damage that can help you finish off enemies faster if they are grouped up.
When you use Lisa to craft a potion, she has a 20 % chance to refund a portion of the crafting materials used.
If you are chasing damage per the screenshot, this passive may help you. Quite a few quests require you to use potions or submit them. In my experience, I’ve rarely used potions because I focus more on the spiral abyss, and you cannot use external buffs there. But, even in the overworld, you can clear most of the content without using potions. Potions generally consume rare materials, and I bet you don’t want to roam around to collect a frog or a lizard’s tail.
Hits by Lisa’s charged attacks apply violet arc’s conductive status to enemies.
Make sure to check on your stamina if you are in an intense battle. This passive is helpful when you want to stack conductive status on a group of enemies and cover a better area than a normal attack.
Static Electricity field
Opponents hit by lightning rose to have their defense decreased by 15 % for 10 s
Not many characters in the game have defense shred in their kit, making Lisa an underrated character. Decreasing enemies’ defense can help Lisa take on more supportive roles in the team and increase the team’s damage output.
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.
A decent constellation helps generate particles for Lisa and refunds some energy for her elemental burst. You can have better uptime on her elemental burst with this constellation. With a burst cost of 80 units, getting 10 energy in refund is still good to have on her.
Holding Violet arc has the following effects:
- Increases DEF by 25 %
- Increases Lisa’s resistance to interruption
I’d say it’s a quality of life change to her playstyle because as you hold her elemental skill, she can be staggered. So, after unlocking this constellation, you get better defense and resistance to interruption from enemies’ attacks. While it’s not full proof but overall an excellent upgrade to her gameplay experience.
Increased the level of lightning rose by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15
Increasing her talent level can help you deal better damage in her elemental burst. Having extra levels on elemental skill and burst will always increase your characters’ DPS output.
Increases in the number of lightning bolts released by lightning rose by 1-3
Depending on the number of enemies, lightning bolts will be released. Highly effective if you face a group of enemies and apply this effect to opponents nearby.
I’d say it’s an upgrade to her elemental burst and better if enemies are grouped up, so that lightning bolts affect them like a chain reaction. You can use characters like Venti or Sucrose to group up enemies and trigger reactions on them.
Increases the level of violet arc by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
An increase in her elemental skill can be insanely helpful to deal massive damage after you put maximum conductive stacks on enemies. And then use the hold version of elemental skill to obliterate them.
Violet arc is an underrated elemental skill in the game because it can deal damage comparable to some characters’ elemental bursts. So, once you get a hold of Lisa’s game mechanics, you can pump out severe damage to the enemies.
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 5 s
You can apply conductive status to nearby enemies and an awesome constellation if you want to play Lisa in a sub-DPS or burst DPS role. With better energy recharge substat on your artifact pieces, you can use her effectively and cover nearby opponents with conductive status.
- Original Food: Flaming Red Bolognese
- Effect: Restores 26 % of Max HP to the selected character and regenerates 570 HP every 5s for 30 s
- Recipe: Flour x 2, Raw Meat x 2, Tomato x 1
There are some quests where you have to submit this dish, so I recommend you have a couple of them in your inventory. I’d recommend you use other recovery dishes in the NRE menu if you want to heal your characters.
There are easy-to-cook options like Sweet Madame that can heal your characters, and you can stack plenty of them.
Lisa can benefit from this weapon as it features a crit damage secondary stat and helps to increase elemental skill damage that stacks up to three times.
Additionally, the character obtains an elemental damage bonus and can optimize crit ratios for better damage potential. You can deal plenty of damage with this weapon, but there aren’t many characters who benefit from this weapon’s passive.
Skyward atlas is one of the best weapons for Lisa as it features attack percent as its secondary stat with plenty of base attacks.
You get an increase in elemental damage bonus from the passive and help run primary damage dealing team compositions for Lisa. Skyward atlas can compete with top weapons because of its high base attack, boosting its secondary attack percent stat.
Losa Prayers features CRIT rate as its’ secondary stat. The passive helps to increase movement speed and stack elemental damage bonus. But the passive stays until the character falls or leaves the combat, which makes you play Lisa in a main-damage dealing role if you want to maximize benefit from the passive.
You will see orbs around your character when you will equip this weapon, and they will start to increase in numbers with time. With a cap of 4 stacks, Lisa’s damage output will increase over time and reset when you swap her out.
Solar pearl is a battlepass weapon you can obtain after reaching level 30 of the battlepass. It features a crit rate as its secondary stat. The passive mentions normal attack increasing elemental skill and burst damage and vice-versa.
So it’s indeed a good option if you want a complete damage weapon package that helps scale your abilities and damage potential. There are some excellent options if you are a free-to-play player, and it’s not necessary to buy a battlepass for just one weapon.
The Widsith is an awesome 4-star weapon that features CRIT damage as its secondary stat and has three passive effects from which one becomes active depending on the RNG. You can get attack percent, elemental damage boost, or elemental mastery bonus from the passive.
I use this weapon on many of my characters when I want them to deal burst damage. Widsith has proven to be one of the best 4-star weapons in my genshin experience. Its versatile nature helps you equip it with a variety of characters.
Mappa Mare features elemental mastery as its secondary stat. The passive helps to boost the elemental damage bonus that stacks up to 2 times. You have to trigger an elemental reaction to benefit from the elemental damage bonus that stays up for 10 seconds.
A good weapon if you want to boost the elemental damage bonus and focus on the primary damage dealing role. This weapon is also good if you concentrate on reaction-based teams because elemental mastery will help you do so.
Couple this weapon with Lisa’s elemental mastery ascension stat and Sucrose’s elemental mastery bonus. You have an insane overload damage boost. I’d highly recommend you go over our elemental mastery guide to learn more about reactions in detail.
Hakushin Ring is a craftable weapon that features energy recharge as its secondary stat and the passive focus on electro elemental reactions. After triggering an electro elemental reaction, nearby team members can obtain an elemental damage bonus of an elemental type involved for their element.
The elemental damage bonus cannot be stacked, but this is a good weapon if you want Lisa to be an electro support character. You can refine this weapon if you think it fits perfectly in your playstyle, but prototypes are rare to obtain. I’d advise you to hold back when using them unnecessarily. Unless you don’t have better options, you should avoid using prototypes to craft extra weapons or refinements.
Thrilling Tales of Dragonslayers ( 3-Star)
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers is an awesome support weapon that works flawlessly on catalyst support characters. After Lisa, you can switch to another character and pump that character with a 48 % attack boost if this weapon is at maximum refinement.
The best thing about this 3-star weapon is that you can quickly obtain it from wishes and 3-star wishes have a lot of weapons. So, it’s not going to be a problem refining this weapon to maximum rank, and leveling up is easier because you will require fewer resources than weapons with higher rarity.
- 2-piece set bonus: Electro resistance increases by 40 %
- 4-piece set bonus: Increases damage against enemies affected with electro by 35 %
Suitable for teams that require you to deal single type of damage in mono-electro damage teams. You can benefit from electro aura on enemies and artifacts’ 4-piece set bonus. I’d recommend you to have one anemo character in the team with a Viridescent Venerer to shred enemies’ elemental resistance and increase your electro damage output.
- 2-piece set bonus: Increase electro damage bonus by 15 %
- 4-piece set bonus: Increases damage caused by overload,electro-charged, and superconduct damage by 40 %. Elemental skill cooldown reduces by 1 second if you trigger such reactions with a cooldown of 0.8 seconds.
You get a better boost in electro damage and are suitable for teams that depend on dealing with reaction damage. With a better cooldown in elemental skill, you get a buff in overload, superconduct, and electro-charged teams that can help Lisa immensely benefit from elemental mastery. Sucrose can help team compositions where you need to focus on reaction damage.
You should avoid running an electro reaction team if you have a good elemental mastery boost and optimal team compositions. Electro reactions like overload and electro-charged come under transformative reactions and deal comparatively less damage to amplifying reactions like melt or vaporize.
Emblem of Severed fate
- 2-piece set bonus: Increases energy recharge by 20 %
- 4-piece set bonus: Increases elemental burst damage by 25 % of energy recharge with a maximum of 75 % damage bonus cap.
Better for team compositions with external buff characters like Kujou Sara or Bennett to boost the attack and deal massive burst damage. Having plenty of energy recharge on Lisa can help you to benefit from the burst damage bonus that you get from the 4-piece set.
This artifact set will require you to run high-energy recharge on Lisa and an energy recharge weapon to compensate for her high 80 energy burst cost.
2-Piece 2-Piece combination
You can use a combination of the following artifact sets depending on the team compositions, whether reaction-based or elemental damage-based. You can get their 2-piece set bonuses from the artifact sets.
- Thundering Fury
- Gladiator’s Finale
- Noblesse Oblige
- Wanderer’s Troupe
- Emblem of the severed fate
Each of these artifact pieces’ 2-piece set bonus will help you increase a specific stat and put Lisa in one particular role in the team. Depending on your requirements, you can put her in the main damage dealing, sub-DPS, or support role.
Depending on your team composition, you can equip attack percent, energy recharge, or elemental mastery on sands. The main carry will favor attack percent, whereas reaction comps like overload will be better with elemental mastery. I’ll highly recommend you to go through our elemental mastery guide to know more about it and make informed decisions in team building.
As for the goblet, the electro damage bonus would be awesome to have unless you want to go complete elemental mastery build on Lisa. Circlet will favor either CRIT damage or CRIT rate, depending on your weapon’s secondary stat. To increase Lisa’s damage potential, you should look for substats like CRIT rate, CRIT damage, attack percent, or energy recharge.
Lets’ go over a few team compositions that might be of interest to you. Depending on the characters’ availability on your account, I’ll advise you to experiment with them and see which characters synergize well with Lisa.
Mono-Electro – Lisa Anemo Flex Flex
Anemo character is helpful to take benefit from the viridescent venerer artifact set to shred elemental resistance. You can either add another anemo or electro character to take advantage of double elemental resonance and take additional team-wide buffs.
The main focus here is to deal as much electro damage as possible to the enemies and shred electro elemental resistance. Characters like Kazuha, Sucrose, or Venti are good anemo options. In contrast, Raiden, Fischl, Yae Miko, and Beidou are suitable for electro counterparts.
Electro-Charged – Lisa Hydro Anemo Flex
Electro-charged reactions are a double-edged sword weapon. You can be stuck in a stun-lock and vulnerable to electro reactions on your character itself. Anemo characters like Kazuha, Sucrose, Venti, or Jean are helpful if you want to shred elemental resistance.
You can put another character in the Flex slot to take benefit from elemental resonance or just have a rainbow team composition of unique characters. Even if your team is full of unique characters, you get an elemental resonance bonus that increases your elemental and physical resistance by 15 %.
Overload – Lisa Pyro Anemo Flex
Overload team composition focuses on dealing with overload reaction damage that occurs when pyro and electro come into contact with each other. Anemo characters like Sucrose can be helpful here to boost the overall team’s elemental mastery and boost up overload damage.
Anemo characters, in general, are good in elemental reaction teams because of their potential to benefit from the viridescent venerer artifact set. I always recommend having one anemo character in the team if you focus on dealing elemental damage.
A Few Questions
Question: What do you think about starter characters? Or what is your view on how good or bad a character is?
Answer: In my opinion, no character is bad at all. However, Amber isn’t used much in the meta and is often termed a useless character by some community members. She still has utility in some team compositions with Hu Tao. She shines exceptionally well in those compositions regarding the pyro application on the enemies. You shouldn’t compare characters based on their element or damage potential; players often tend to compare characters like Sucrose and Venti. But both of them have their own abilities and shouldn’t be compared based on their crowd control application.
Likewise, I’d advise you to focus on your team composition with a character first and decide which role is suitable for a character. A character like Fischl is an excellent off-field damage dealer. At the same time, she’s not potent enough in the primary damage dealing role. Automaton enemies like ruin guards and hunters have sky-high physical damage resistance. Players have to try hard to kill them in the spiral abyss with physical damage dealers. Except for Eula, who has insane burst damage, characters like Razor will still struggle to fight those enemies unless they’re highly invested in weapons, talents, and artifacts.
Question: Which constellations should I keep as a checkpoint if I want to run Lisa in my primary team?
Answer: Lisa can be run in your main even without constellations. Notably, her second, fourth and last constellations are better upgrades to her playstyle and damage potential. Even if you get to other constellations, you will get a boost in talent levels that eventually contribute to your damage output. One problem about getting Lisa is that you can only obtain her from the standard banner or the paimon starglitter exchange shop that refreshes every rotation. It costs a lot of starglitter to buy a character, and starglitter can be obtained from wishes only.
I was lucky enough to get two constellations of Lisa from the standard banner since I’ve been playing the game and bought some of them at the starglitter exchange shop. I’ve been running various team compositions from time to time and recently shifted to mono-element teams because I find them fun to play. Genshin Impact is all about experimentation, and I highly recommend you try new things from time to time.
Question: What advice do you have for new players who think starter characters aren’t good enough?
Answer: Let’s talk about starter characters like Kaeya and Amber. Kaeya is insanely good in cryo application to the enemies. In a recent spiral abyss run, he helped me beat two Hydro heralds on the last floor. I wasn’t even running two Cryo characters because my friend’s account had a low-level Chongyun. I ran Ayato, Kazuha, Jean, and Kaeya to fight against the Hydro heralds and successfully cleared the floor with 3-stars. I cleared the full spiral abyss with 36-stars on the account for the first time, and we were happy to see the results.
The same goes for Amber; you can see outstanding results depending on the team composition. The only thing thats’ a bit of a problem is getting their constellations with limited options. But still, some of their constellations are good and help you optimize your gameplay experience.
Lisa: Final Thoughts
Lisa is an underrated character whom you can obtain for free from the game and have a passive that helps to reduce enemies’ defense. There are quite a few niche characters in the game who can reduce or ignore enemies’ defense and help to deal better damage.
I’ll recommend you to build Lisa if you like to play her and want to invest in her for the long run. You can experiment with various team compositions and see which characters from your account synergize well with her abilities.
Keep in mind to pay attention to team weapons, artifact sets, and abilities to reach an optimal team rotation. I always put my characters in the spiral abyss in a sequence to benefit from their skills and swap characters efficiently.
Having got her 5th constellation from Paimon’s starglitter exchange shop, I’m building Lisa for a mono-electro team with Raiden Shogun, Sucrose, and Sara.
That was all from my end about Lisa’s genshin impact guide, and I urge you to go over other character guides on our site. Our team members have written awesome guides on their favorite characters, and I’m sure you will learn something new from them.
I wish you luck with your Genshin pulls and will meet you in another guide. Adios!