Genshin Impact Barbara build

Genshin Impact's Barbara is the adorable idol from Mondstadt, and makes for an affordable, F2P healer. Leave the healing to her, she won't disappoint you.

Genshin Impact Barbara holding a dandelion seed

Genshin Impact’s Barbara is a self-proclaimed idol who is loved by every citizen in Mondstadt. This four-star hydro character can provide some decent heals and is best placed in a support role. Our Genshin Barbara build features all of her skills, constellations, best weapons and artifacts, and more, so you can make the most of this adorable little optimist.

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Genshin Impact Barbara can heal our hearts and soul – here’s how to get the best build for her!

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What’s the best Genshin Impact Barbara build?

Barbara is best suited to a support role as she can dish out some pretty impressive heals and automatically revive characters at constellation level six. We recommend using her in a team with another hydro character, such as Genshin Impact’s Mona, to take advantage of hydro elemental resonance, which increases healing by 30%.

Alternatively, since the arrival of Sumeru and the dendro element, players have found Barbara to be amazing when combined with Genshin Impact’s Collei and either Genshin Impact’s Tighnari or the dendro Genshin Impact Traveler. This is due to the way her elemental skill’s ring treats entities and the way the game treats the dendro seed pods created by the bloom reaction.

What are the best Genshin Impact Barbara weapons?

Our preferred choice of catalyst is the Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers. If you do choose this weapon, we recommend switching Barbara in and out of combat every 20 seconds to take full advantage of the attack bonus. We do recommend you try to get this weapon to refinement rank five if possible.

Prototype Amber is also a great choice, as it’s craftable which makes it very affordable for F2P players. Its energy refund and team heals scale well with refinements.

Alternatively, you can pick Everlasting Moonglow. Its passive isn’t very useful for an off-field Barbara, but it works as a stat stick, increasing her HP% and healing bonus.

Weapon Effect How to obtain
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers (three-star) Bonus effect: HP increase
After switching characters, the new character on the field has an attack increase of 24% for ten seconds. This can only occur once every 20 seconds
All banners
Prototype Amber (four-star) Bonus effect: HP increase
Skill: Elemental bursts regenerate four energy every two seconds for six seconds. All party members also regenerate 4% HP every two seconds for the duration of the effect
Craft via blacksmith
Everlasting Moonglow (five-star) Bonus effect: HP increase
Skill: Increases healing bonus by 10%, and normal attack damage by 1% of Barbara’s max HP. For 12 seconds after using her elemental burst, any of Barbara’s normal attacks that hit opponents restore 0.6 of her energy
Weapon banner

What are the best Genshin Impact Barbara artifacts?

We highly recommend tracking down a full set of Maden Beloved artifacts in order to make Barbara the best healer she can be. If you haven’t quite got the right set, then Ocean-Hued Clam can help in the meantime.

Artifact set Effect How to obtain
Maiden Beloved Two equipped: Increases healing effectiveness
Four equipped: Increases healing received for all party members by 20% for ten seconds when using an elemental skill or burst
Valley of Remembrance domain
Ocean-Hued Clam Two equipped: Increases healing effectiveness
Four equipped: When Barbara heals a character in the party, a Sea-Dyed Foam appears for three seconds, accumulating the amount of HP recovered. At the end of the duration, it explodes, dealing damage to nearby opponents based on 90% of the accumulated healing. Each Sea-Dyed Foam can accumulate up to 30,000 HP. This effect triggers even when Barbara is not on the field
Slumbering Court domain

Artifact stat recommendations

Energy is not required, as you should only use Barbara’s burst as a last resort. As such, you should focus on HP to increase her healing.

Main stats:

  • Sands: HP
  • Goblet: HP
  • Circlet: Healing bonus


  • HP
  • Healing bonus
  • Elemental mastery

Genshin Impact Barbara singing


What are Genshin Impact Barbara’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Normal attack: Whisper of Water Normal: Performs four hydro attacks
Charged: Consumes stamina to deal AoE hydro damage
Plunging: Deals AoE hydro damage upon impact with the ground
Elemental skill: Let the Show Begin Summons a Melody Loop that deals AoE hydro damage and afflicts the wet status. As long as the Melody Loop is active:
  • Normal attacks will heal all party members and nearby allies, this scales with Barbara’s max HP
  • Charged attacks generate four times the amount of healing.
  • A certain amount of the current character’s HP will heal at regular intervals.
  • The wet status applies to the character and any enemies that come in contact with them
Elemental burst: Shining Miracle Heals all party members for a large amount of HP

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Glorious Season (unlocked at ascension one) Melody Loop also reduces party member’s stamina consumption by 12%
Encore (unlocked at ascension four) Melody Loop lasts a second longer each time a character gains an elemental orb or particle
With My Whole Heart (unlocked automatically) Perfect cooking has a 12% chance to double the product

What are Genshin Impact Barbara’s constellations?

Here’s every bonus you receive when ascending Barbara.

Constellation Effect
C1: Gleeful Songs Regenerates one energy every ten seconds
C2: Vitality Burst Decreases the cooldown of Let the Show Begin by 15%. The current character gains a 15% hydro damage bonus while the skill is active
C3: Star of Tomorrow Increases the level of Shining Miracle by three
C4: Attentiveness Be My Power Barbara’s charged attacks regenerate one energy. A maximum of five energy regenerates from one charged attack
C5: The Purest Companionship Increases the level of Let the Show Begin by three
C6: Dedicating Everything to You When Barbara is not in play, and the character in use falls, they’re automatically revived with 100% HP. This can only occur once every 15 minutes

What are Genshin Impact Barbara’s ascension materials?

Barbara needs a lot of philanemo mushrooms to ascend. You can find these growing on walls and roofs around Mondstadt. The scrolls drop from Abyss Mage enemies, and the cleansing hearts come from the Oceanid in Liyue.

Required level Mora Materials
20 20,000 One varunada lazurite sliver, three philanemo mushrooms, three divining scroll
40 40,000 Three varunada lazurite fragments, two cleansing hearts, ten philanemo mushrooms, 15 divining scroll
50 60,000 Six varunada lazurite fragments, four cleansing hearts, 20 philanemo mushrooms, 12 sealed scroll
60 80,000 Three varunada lazurite chunks, eight cleansing hearts, 30 philanemo mushrooms, 18 sealed scroll
70 100,000 Six varunada lazurite chunks, 12 cleansing hearts, 45 philanemo mushrooms, 12 forbidden curse scroll
80 120,000 Six varunada lazurite gemstones, 20 cleansing hearts, 60 philanemo mushrooms, 24 forbidden curse scroll

Genshin Impact Barbara and her sister Jean looking at the camera and smiling

What are Genshin Impact Barbara’s talent materials?

Here’s the list of items you need to level up Barbara’s talents. We recommend focusing on her skill, burst, and then normal attack to get her healing up to scratch.

Talent level Mora Materials
Two 12,500 Six divining scrolls, three teachings of freedom
Three 17,500 Three sealed scrolls, two guides of freedom
Four 25,000  Four sealed scrolls, four guides of freedom
Five 30,000 Six sealed scrolls, six guides of freedom
Six 37,500 Nine sealed scrolls, nine guides of freedom
Seven 120,000 Four forbidden curse scrolls, four philosophies of freedom, one ring of Boreas
Eight 260,000 Six forbidden curse scrolls, six philosophies of freedom, one ring of Boreas
Nine 450,000 Nine forbidden curse scrolls, 12 philosophies of freedom, two rings of Boreas
Ten 700,000 12 forbidden curse scrolls, 16 philosophies of freedom, two rings of Boreas, one crown of insight

What are the best Genshin Impact Barbara team comps?

As a healer, Barbara is very useful in any team you need some assistance with. However, due to her elemental skill constantly applying the wet status, she works well in vaporize, freeze, bloom, and other elemental comps, too.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Barbara Nahida Nilou Flexible slot
Barbara Raiden Yelan Kazuha
Barbara Ganyu Ayaka Kazuha
Barbara Hu Tao Xiangling Kazuha

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