Genshin Barbara overview, skills, talents, elements, constellations, builds, how to get and events.
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Alternative NamesCH: 芭芭拉, JP:バーバラ
Vision (Element)Hydro (Water) Hydro
CVJP: 鬼头明里 , CH: 宋媛媛
BirthdayJuly 5th
AffiliationKnights of Favonius
Time LimitedNo


One of the best healer in the game because of how focused her kit is. Barbara can freely be obtained by all players who reach Adventure Rank 18. (with free Constellation to anyone who reached AR20 before the game gets updated to version 1.1) She is a Hydro elemental character that primarily focuses on heals, which is scales with her max HP.

She heals the party when attacking enemies while her Elemental Skill is active. Or you can switch into another character while her Skill is active, for a larger single target heal.

Recommended Builds

Weapons and Artifacts

Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers is definitely the best weapon on Barbara when playing solo. You will mostly be switching out immediately after activating Barbara's Skill, giving the single-target heal to your DPS character. This switch will also trigger the weapon's ATK% boost, helping you stack damage. Additionally, this weapon is only a 3-star so getting Refine 5 would be fairly easy.

For multiplayer, where you won't be switching out Barbara, Prototype Malice is the best weapon. The HP% boost on the weapon helps the scaling on Barbara's skills. The passive on Prototype Malice will help Barbara activate Her Burst more often, while also providing extra party-wide heal upon Burst activation.

Maiden's Beloved set is the best set you can get to maximize healer Barbara. Both set bonuses are specifically tailored to work with healers, which is Barbara's best role. Get an HP% Cup and Hourglass, Crown can be Healing Bonus% (prefered) or Base HP%. Regarding substats, flat HP increase might be better than HP% but having both is best. Aside from that get Energy Recharge and Elem Mastery if you want.

For a budget option before building Maiden's Beloved, Exile set is easy to get from Elites and Bosses. The 2-set Energy Recharge helps Barbara get to her Burst up faster, and the 4-set Bonus will overall give more benefits when using Barbara's Burst.

Although it's not recommended to farm for it, you can replace or mix Exile with Scholar set if you have it.

Team Recommendation

Using Barbara and Chongyun's Skills together can keep enemies perpetually Frozen while Chongyun Shatters them for extra damage. In this build, you won't need to worry about Barbara's Elem Mastery because Chongyun would be doing all the proc-ing.

Barbara's constant applying of Hydro when close to the enemy ensures melee Anemo characters have an element to Swirl. This can overall increase the DPS of characters such as Anemo Traveler.

Diluc can get close to the enemy and apply Hydro from Barbara's Skill then use his Skill/Burst to trigger Vaporize. After using Diluc's Burst his Normal attacks become Pyro, so even his Normal Attacks will be augmented by Vaporize. Same goes for Pyro characters with short Skill cooldowns such as Bennett.

If your Barbara is C2+, her Skill gives a transferable 15% Hydro DMG Bonus. This buff can be given to a Hydro DPS/Burst unit such as Childe or Mona.

Xiao's Burst converts all his melee attacks into Anemo. Barbara's Skill constantly applying Hydro gives each of Xiao's hits a Hydro Swirl for extra damage. Additionally, Xiao's Burst depletes his HP over time which can be mitigated by the contant heal of Barbara's Skill.

Max Stats


Normal Attack (Combat Talent)

"Normal Attack
Perform up to 4 water splashes attacks that deal Hydro DMG.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to deal AoE Hydro DMG after a short casting time.

Plunging 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."

Elemental Skill (Combat Talent)

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 all party members and nearby allied characters for a certain amount of HP, which scales with Barbara's Max HP.
  • Her Charged Attack generates 4 times the amount of healing.
  • Regenerates a certain amount of the current character's HP at regular intervals.
    Applies the Wet status to the character and enemies who come in contact with them.

Elemental Burst (Combat Talent)

Heals friendly forces and all parties for a large amount of HP that scales with Barbara's Max HP.

Passive Talents

Passive TalentEffect
Glorious SeasonThe Stamina Consumption of characters within Let the Show Begin's Melody Loop is reduced by 12%.
EncoreWhen a 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 HeartWhen a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

The 1st and the 2nd passives activation requires ascension. See Talents (Skills) Guide for more details.


Barbara Constellations

1Gleeful SongsBarbara regenerates 1 Energy every 10s.
2Vitality BurstDecreases the CD of Let the Show Begin by 15%. During the ability's duration, the current character gains 15% Hydro DMG Bonus.
3Star of TomorrowIncreases the Level of Shining Miracle by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4Attentiveness be My PowerEvery enemy hit by Barbara's Charged Attack regenerates 1 Energy for her. A maximum of 5 energy can be regenerated in this manner with any one Charged Attack.
5The Purest CompanionshipIncrease the Level of Let the Show Begin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6Dedicating Everything to YouWhen Barbara is not on the field, and the character in play falls:
- Automatically revives this character.
Fully regenerates this characters HP by 100%. This effect can only occur once every 15 mins.

A Stella Fortuna is required to unlock each constellation. See Constellations Guide for more details.


1Varunada Lazurite Sliver
--Philanemo Mushroom
Divining Scroll
2Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom
Divining Scroll
3Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom
Sealed Scroll
4Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom
Sealed Scroll
5Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom
Forbidden Curse Scroll
6Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Cleansing Heart
Philanemo Mushroom
Forbidden Curse Scroll


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