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Genshin Impact - Barbara Rating and Best Builds

Barbara is a 4-star Hydro Catalyst character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Barbara's stats, strengths and weaknesses, Japanese voice actor, best weapon and builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Barbara Rating and Information

Character Information

Barbara
Barbara Icon
Rating: A Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★
Element: Hydro ImageHydro

Weapon: Catalyst ImageCatalyst

EN Voice Actor: Laura Stahl
JP Voice Actor: Kito Akari

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Barbara's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,108 58 144 HP 0
Lvl 80 9110 149 623 HP 24%

Barbara Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• High healing output.
• Elemental Skill can burst heal or heal over time.
• Can auto revive characters at C6.
Weaknesses
• Low Base DMG and HP.
• Skills have a long CD.
• Talents are dedicated solely to healing.

How to Get Barbara

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Barbara is available at a normal rate on all Standard Wish Banners except Beginner's Wish. This means you can get her from Wanderlust Invocation, Epitome Invocation, and the current Character Event Wish.
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Bought From the Starglitter Exchange

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As a 4-star character, Barbara has a chance to appear in the Starglitter Exchange every month. She can be traded for 34 Masterless Starglitter.

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Free Barbara from Baptism of Song

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You can get Barbara for free after completing the Archon Quest ''A Long Shot,'' and reaching Adventure Rank 18.

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Barbara Character Skins

List of Barbara's Character Outfits

Barbara's Character Skins

Summer Outfit: Summertime Sparkle

How to Get Barbara's Character Skin

Barbara's character skin was temporarily available for during Version 1.6 from the Echoing Tales Event after getting 24 Echoing Conches. Currently, Barbara's Outfit costs 1680 Genesis Crystals in the Shop.

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Best Builds for Barbara

Barbara's Roles and Builds

Main Grey Main DPS Sub Grey Sub DPS HealSupport

Healer Support Build

Healer Hybrid Build

Weapon Artifact Set
Prototype Amber ImagePrototype Amber
Set Bonus
• Healing Bonus +15%
• When the character with this artifact set heals a party member, 1 Foam will appear. It accumulates healed HP for 3 seconds, then explodes and deals 90% of the HP healed as DMG to nearby enemies. Max accumulated healing is 30,000 HP, including over-heal. There can only be 1 Foam active, but it stays even if you swap out. Foam CD is 3.5s.
Talent Priority
Let the Show Begin
Summons water droplets resembling musical notes that form a Melody Loop, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding enemies and afflicting them with the Wet status.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonHP

Goblet of EonothemHP

Circlet of LogosHP or Healing Bonus
Substats ・HP

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers ImageThrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Bonus Stat: HP
・When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24% for 10s. This effect can only occur once every 20s.
Favonius Codex ImageFavonius Codex Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Full Healer

Weapon Artifact Set
Prototype Amber ImagePrototype Amber
Set Bonus
• Character Healing Effectiveness +15%.
• Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
Talent Priority
Let the Show Begin
Summons water droplets resembling musical notes that form a Melody Loop, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding enemies and afflicting them with the Wet status.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonHP

Goblet of EonothemHP

Circlet of LogosHP or Healing Bonus
Substats ・HP

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers ImageThrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Bonus Stat: HP
・When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24% for 10s. This effect can only occur once every 20s.
Favonius Codex ImageFavonius Codex Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Barbara

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Maiden Beloved • Character Healing Effectiveness +15%.
• Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
Second Best Ocean-Hued Clam • Healing Bonus +15%
• When the character with this artifact set heals a party member, 1 Foam will appear. It accumulates healed HP for 3 seconds, then explodes and deals 90% of the HP healed as DMG to nearby enemies. Max accumulated healing is 30,000 HP, including over-heal. There can only be 1 Foam active, but it stays even if you swap out. Foam CD is 3.5s.
Third Best The Exile • Energy Recharge +20%
• Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Prototype Amber Image Prototype Amber Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: HP 10.0%
Skill Effect
Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 4 Energy every 2s for 6s. Additionally, all party members will regenerate 4% HP every 2s for this duration.
Second Best Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Image Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers Base Stats
Base Attack: 39
Bonus Effect: HP 7.7%
Skill Effect
When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24% for 10s. This effect can only occur once every 20s.
Third Best Favonius Codex Image Favonius Codex Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 10%
Skill Effect
CRIT Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12s.

List of Catalysts

Recommended Party Members for Barbara

Best Characters and Strategies

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Diluc ImageDiluc
· Barbara can easily apply Wet to enemies on cue.
· Diluc will have massive DMG output due to the Vaporize reaction.
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee
· Barbara can easily apply Wet while Klee can Vaporize with every attack.
· Klee will have massive DMG output due to the Vaporize reaction.
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu
· Hydro Elemental Resonance increases healing by 30%.
· Xingqiu has minor healing abilities, which can aid the party as well.
Genshin Impact - Tartaglia ImageTartaglia
· Hydro Elemental Resonance increases healing by 30%.
· Energy Recharge is increased with two Hydro Characters.

How to Use Barbara

Elemental Skill Provides Off-Field Healing

Genshin - Barbara Elemental Skill - Let The Show Begin
Elemental Skill: Let the Show Begin

Barbara's Elemental Skill, Let the Show Begin, creates a Melody Loop that provides off-field healing to your active character.

If Barbara is the active character, her Normal and Charged Attacks will heal all party members (Charged Attacks give more potent healing than Normal Attacks).

If Barbara is switched out, then the active character is passively healed for every five seconds during the duration of the Skill.

Be careful around Elemental Enemies

Take care when using Barbara's Elemental Skill as it applies Wet to enemies and the active character and may trigger unwanted Elemental Reactions to yourself such as Frozen or Electro-Charged.

Burst Heal with Elemental Burst

Genshin - Barbara Elemental Burst - Shining Miracle
Elemental Burst: Shining Miracle

Barbara's Elemental Burst, Shining Miracle, is a strong burst that massively heals the HP of your entire party. This skill scales with Barbara's Max HP.

This is a great emergency heal, and it's best to always have it ready before taking on difficult challenges.

Auto Revive at Max Constellation

Despite being locked behind her 6th Constellation, the auto revive potential alone makes Barbara decent to bring for challenging high level Spiral Abyss or Weekly Bosses.

Barbara and Qiqi are the only characters who can revive fallen party members. They both unlock this feature at C6.

Double Your Healing Food

Barbara Cooking

Barbara shares the same cooking ability as Jean and grants a 12% chance of doubling the cooking product when cooking a dish perfectly. This should be taken advantage of as much as possible when cooking high rarity healing dishes.

Barbara Ascension and Talent Materials

Barbara Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Lv.50→Lv.60
Lv.60→Lv.70
Lv.70→Lv.80
Lv.80→Lv.90

Barbara Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Mon/Thu/Sun
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Freedom Image Teachings of Freedom
Samachurls
Genshin Impact - Divining Scroll Image Divining Scroll
Lupus Boreas Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Ring of Boreas Image Ring of Boreas
Genshin Impact - Guide to Freedom Image Guide to Freedom Genshin Impact - Sealed Scroll Image Sealed Scroll
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Freedom Image Philosophies of Freedom Genshin Impact - Forbidden Curse Scroll Image Forbidden Curse Scroll

Talent Materials per Level

Barbara Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Whisper of Water

Talent Description
Perform up to 4 water splash attacks that deal Hydro DMG.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to deal AoE Hydro DMG after a short casting time.
Plunge Attack:
Gathering the might of Hydro, Barbara plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all enemies in her path. Deals AoE Hydro DMG upon impact with the ground.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 37.8%
2-Hit DMG 35.5%
3-Hit DMG 41.0%
4-Hit DMG 55.2%
Charged Attack DMG 166%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 50.0
Plunge DMG 56.8%
Low/High Plunge DMG 114%/142%

Let the Show Begin

Talent Description
Summons water droplets resembling musical notes that form a Melody Loop, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding enemies and afflicting them with the Wet status.
Melody Loop
・Barbara's Normal Attacks heal your characters in the party and nearby allied characters for a certain amount of HP, which scales with Barbara's Max HP.
・Her Charged Attacks generates 4 times the amount of healing.
・Regenerates a certain amount of HP at regular intervals for your active character.
・Applies the Wet status to the character and enemies who come in contact with them.
Flavor Text:
Barbara's music is the magic that healds her companions.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
HP Regeneration per Hit 0.75% Max HP +72
Continuous Regeneration 4.0% Max HP +385
Droplet DMG 58.4%
Duration 15.0s
CD 32s

Shining Miracle

Talent Description
Heals nearby allied characters and your characters in the party for a large amount of HP that scales with Barbara's Max HP.
Flavor Text:
Barbara's desire to heal strengthens her will to fight and sing.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Healing Amount 17.6% Max HP +1694
CD 20s
Energy Cost 80

Glorious Season

Talent Description
The Stamina Consumption of characters within Let the Show Begin's Melody Loop is reduced by 12%.

Encore

Talent Description
When your active character gains an Elemental Orb/Particle, the duration of Let the Show Begin's Melody Loop is extended by 1s.
The maximum extension is 5s.

With My Whole Heart

Talent Description
When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

Barbara Constellations

Constellations and Effects

Barbara Image
Gleeful Songs Barbara regenerates 1 Energy every 10s.
Vitality Burst Decrease the CD of Let the Show Begin by 15%.
During the ability's duration, your active character gains 15% Hydro DMG Bonus.
Star of Tomorrow Increases the Level of Shining Miracle by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Attentiveness be My Power Every enemy Barbara hits with her Charged Attack regenerates 1 Energy for her. A maximum of 5 energy can be regenerated in this manner with any one Charged Attack.
The Purest Companionship Increases the Level of Let the Show Begin by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Dedicating Everything to You When Barbara is not on the field, and one of your characters falls:
・Automatically revives this character.
・Fully regenerates this character's HP to 100%.
This effect can only occur once every 15 mins.

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