Illusion Connect Hersey Character Guide

Hersey is the next partner we’ll get to know today, and she is one of my all-time favorites. She is an anti-Sorcerer unit that has a very good kit, which is also straightforward. Hersey can adjust to any team, and until recently she was the kryptonite to the popular all-Sorc teams.

Nowadays she’s still a strong unit that can pack a punch and bring a little bit (actually not just a little) of single target damage wherever is needed. Hersey is fairly easy to unlock and upgrade since she’s a featured character in most banners.

In this article, you can find everything you need to know about Hersey, as well as which equipment would be best for her. So without further ado, let’s check it out!

Illusion Connect Hersey Bio

Name: Lisa Hersey (her bio is a little bit confusing, but that’s her actual name)
Age: 23
Birthday: November 9
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Cup: ??
Identity: Hunter
Personality: Paranoid, irritable
Dislike: Nightmares
Like: Active females

Want to know Hersey’s gift preference? Take a look at our complete gifts guide for Illusion Connect!

Rarity: SSR
Class: Attack
Energy cost: 15
Faction: Liberos

Hersey’s skills (max)

Passive: When Hersey appears, deals 90% ATK Damage to all enemy partners, and an additional 225% DMG to Sorcerer class partners; her DMG Rate in battle increases by 15%

Unique: Attacks a single enemy and deals ATK*510% damage, ignores 15% of the target’s DEF. Meanwhile, deals 30% Spread Shot damage to other enemy Sorcerer partners.

Special: Attacks an enemy column and deals ATK*168% damage. Enemy Sorcerer partners are attacked first. Increases Crit by 30% when attacking. Chance to use skill: 30%

Normal attack: Attacks a single enemy and deals ATK*105% damage.

Lens Recharge Stats

  • 3* effect: Increases basic ATK and HP by 10%
  • 4* effect: Increases basic HP by 20% | Unique skill attacks a single enemy and deals ATK*410% + 100% DMG, and deals 30% Spread Shot DMG to other enemy Sorcerer partners
  • 5* effect: Increases basic ATK by 20% | Passive skill increases DMG rate by 15% and additionally deal DMG*200% (+25%) to the enemy Sorcerer partners
  • 6* effect: Chance to use Special skill +15% | Special skill increases Crit Rate by 30% when attacking
  • Awakening effect: Increases DMG Rate and DMG Res Rate 10% | Unique skill ignores 15% of the target’s DEF

The Best Equipment for Hersey


In my opinion, this is the best equipment for Hersey in Illusion Connect. As a general rule of thumb, I tend to favor a character’s original equipment (the one that appears in their non-skin splash art) over alternatives. That’s the equipment I maxed for Hersey first, but with the addition of UR gear, she has some pretty viable alternatives.

A good weapon choice for Hersey would be either Nightmare Hunter, Dragonhowl, Butterfly Hunter or Reversed Blade. I prefer Nightmare Hunter. However, in the latest UR gacha a very good UR weapon was added which massively boosts her Unique skill dmg, called Rosy Fright (UR) – I haven’t managed to collect it yet.

For armor, I went with her maid’s dress Distant Memories, but Scarlet Cuirass or Sakura Furisode (UR) are decent too.

For boots, you want either Bloody Dance Boots, Sakura Rain, Scarlet Warboots, or Falling Butterfly from the SSR ones. For UR boots, you can go either Mordred’s Boots (UR) or even Rosy Allure (UR) if you deploy her at a key moment to activate the skill.

The best accessory for her would probably be the new UR gear, Rosy Abstinence (UR), but I haven’t managed to max it out yet. Other options are Bloody Belt (this is what I went for since it’s her original belt), Dream Prism or Swaying Wine Glass. There are many other decent choices, but these are some of my favorites.

See also: Illusion Connect Redeem Codes!

Hersey’s lore

If you are interested in reading the lore behind Hersey as a character and how she came to be the way she is, you can check out the story below. It is unlocked by increasing your intimacy level with her.

Hersey has some interesting lines, to say the least. Her bio is also very confusing, which doesn’t help her case. I believe it’s all a matter of translation done poorly, but overall she’s a very interesting and charming partner.

Fun fact: for the longest time people were not sure whether or not Hersey was a male or female. She’s a female!

My tip on when to play her: I believe that you should deploy Hersey when the enemy has already deployed a bunch of units (preferably Sorcerers) so she can really destroy them all with her Passive. It actually deals quite a lot of damage on deployment, and it stacks up if there are multiple Sorcs packed next to each other (because of the Spread Shot).

See also: Illusion Connect Tier List!

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Pick the following answer when dating Hersey:

Maid Cafe Date

  • Answer 2: It’s going to help you get in contact with more strangers.
  • Answer 1: Cup of coffee please.
  • Answer 1: It’s great!
  • Answer 1: (Get nervous from being stared, and drop the plate)
  • Answer 2: Don’t worry, I’ll help you.

Scenario 2

  • Answer 2: Don’t worry, I’m happy to help.
  • Answer 2: Let’s head to the dress store?
  • Answer 2: O…okay!
  • Answer 2: How about checkered dress, looks classy right?
  • Answer 2: Fine…I trust you.

Scenario 3

  • Answer 1: It’s a lot of responsibility to be a Radiant. I want to alleviate some stress.
  • Answer 2: What did you do when you went out for a walk?
  • Answer 2: What was she like?
  • Answer 2: She probably believed that you would become a better person later on.
  • Answer 2: Do you think you’ll meet someone important again in the future?

Is there anything else you’d like me to cover? Let me know down in the comments section below!

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