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Barbara is a playable Hydro Character in Genshin Impact that uses a Catalyst. Barbara is also a maiden of the church and an idol of Mondstadt.

Barbara Tier & Set Up

Barbara Character Reviews

Barbara Other Details

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Barbara Character Tier & Rating

Reroll TierC Tier
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Character TierB Tier
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Barbara Character Type

Character TypeHealerSupport

Barbara Best Build & Weapon

Barbara Hydro Healer

Barbara is one of the best healers in game but she has a pretty low damage. With the new Artifact, Ocean-Hued Clam you are able to deal damage with healing making Barbara a great sub-DPS.

Recommended Weapon

Thrilling Tales Of Dragon SlayersThrilling Tales Of Dragon SlayersWhen switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24% for 10s. This effect only occurs every 20s.
Weapon Substitute
Prototype AmberPrototype AmberUsing an Elemental Burst regenerates 4 Energy every 2s for 6s. All party members will regenerate 4% HP every 2s for this duration.

Recommended Artifacts

Ocean-Hued ClamOcean-Hued Clam
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Healing Bonus +15%
4-Piece Set
When the character equipping this artifact set heals a character in the party, a Sea-Dyed Foam will appear for 3 seconds, a Sea-Dyed Foam will appear for 3 seconds, accumulating the amount of HP recovered from healing (overflow included). At the end of the duration, the Sea-Dyed Foam will explode, dealing DMG to nearby opponents based on 90% of the accumulated healing. Only one Sea-Dyed Foam can be produced every 3.5 seconds. Each Sea-Dyed Foam can accumulate up to 30,000 HP, including overflowed healing. There can be no more than one Sea-Dyed Foam active in the entire party at any given time. The effect can still be triggered if the character is not in the field.
MaidenMaiden Beloved
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Increases Healing done by 15%
4-Piece Set
For 10 seconds after casting an Elemental Skill or Burst, Teammates receive +20% additional healing

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① HP%
② Energy Recharge
③ HP Flat
④ Elemental Mastery / DEF
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① HP%
② Energy Recharge
③ Elemental Mastery
Sands Icon HP%
② CRIT Rate
③ Energy Recharge
④ ATK%
Goblet Icon HP%
① Flat HP
② Energy Recharge
③ Elemental Mastery
Crown Icon Healing Bonus
① HP%
② Flat HP
③ ATK%
④ Energy Recharge

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Barbara Best Team Comp

Best Party For Barbara

Barbara's kit restricts her to be support/healer due to her Elemental Burst only heals and doesn't deal any damage. She can still be used as a sub-dps, but it's a pretty niche build for Barbara.

Premium Team

SupportMain DPSSub-DPSSupport
- Barbara will act as support rather than damage dealer. Her main point will be to apply Hydro to enemies to start the reverse vaporize combo. Save her Skill to when you're engaging in melee with Diluc
- Diluc will be the main DPS of the team and will be on-field for most of the time. Make sure to take use his Skill on Hydro-affected enemies to get Vaporize even when the combo is not ready yet
- With Venti, use him to group up enemies and apply Hydro to them with his Burst. It's important that you Swirl Hydro so Diluc can Vaporize it with either his Skill or Burst
- Bennett can be used to enable Diluc to deal even more damage during the Vaporize combo. He can also act as a battery for Diluc so he can get his Burst sooner

Team Combo

Recommended Rotation
1Start with Barbara to apply Hydro to an enemy
2Use Venti's Burst at Hydro-afflicted enemy to swirl and group them up
3Bring out Bennett's Burst
4Unleash Diluc's Burst. You can then close distance and clean up remaining enemies with Diluc's Skill while they are still Hydro-affected
Character Substitutes
DilucDiluc YanfeiYanfei - Yanfei will act as the main DPS. Particularly, she should be the one that will proc Vaporize when Sucrose uses her Burst and infuses with Hydro
VentiVentiSucroseSucrose - Sucrose can group up enemies and increase the Elemental Mastery of the team. Make sure to swirl Pyro first with her Elemental Skill to increase its damage, before using your Burst to pull enemies and infuse against Hydro
BennettBennettZhongliZhongli- Zhongli's main point will be to shield the team and provide extra crowd control with his Burst. With a full set of Tenacity of the Milileth, he can also give the team attack boost with his Skill

Free To Play Friendly Party

- Barbara will act as the main support and can even start combos with either Melt or Vaporize with the rest of th team
- Xiangling will be the main DPS and will be on the field for most of the time. Combo her Burst with Kaeya's Burst to get constant Melt Damage
- Amber can be a finisher when you freeze enemies with Barbara and Kaeya
- Kaeya can constantly apply Cryo when needed. Use him for either Freezing and Vaporizing enemies

Barbara Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Barbara Talent Materials For Level-Up

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Barbara's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Whisper of Water★★・・・
Let the Show Begin (Elemental Skill)★★★・・
Shining Miracle (Elemental Burst)★★★★★

Barbara's Skills & Talent List

TalentTalent Category
Normal Attack: Whisper of WaterNormal Attack: Whisper of WaterNormal Attack
Let the Show BeginLet the Show BeginElemental Skill
Shining MiracleShining MiracleElemental Burst
Glorious SeasonGlorious SeasonPassive
EncoreEncorePassive 2
With My Whole HeartWith My Whole HeartPassive 3

Normal Attack: Whisper of Water

Normal Attack

Perform up to 4 water splash attack that deals Hydro DMG

1 Hit DMG37.8%
2 Hit DMG35.5%
3 Hit DMG41.0%
4 Hit DMG55.2%

Charged Attack

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

Charged Attack DMG166%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost50.0

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.

Plunge DMG56.8%
Low/High Plunge DMG114%/142%

Let the Show Begin

HP Regeneration Per Hit0.75% max HP+72
Continuous Regeneration4.00% max HP+385
Droplet DMG58.4%

Melody's 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.

Shining Miracle

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

Regeneration17.6% max HP+1,694
Energy Cost80

Glorious Season

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


When 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 Heart

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

Barbara Character Set Up
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Talent Priority▼Constellation
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Barbara Constellations

Recommended Constellations

Constellation 2 For Hydro DMG Boost

Constellation 2 will not only decrease the cooldown of the Skill of Barbara, it will also give Hydro DMG Bonus to the active character making it a great character especially when supporting a Hydro Character.

Constellation 6 Revives You Automatically

The constellation of Barbara revives your fallen character and it works even in domains and Spiral Abyss.

Barbara Constellations

Gleeful Songs
Unlocked at C1
Barbara regenerates 1 Energy every 10s.
Vitality Burst
Unlocked at C2
Decrease the CD of Let the Show Begin by 15%.
During the ability's duration, the current character gains 15% Hydro DMG Bonus.
Star of Tomorrow
Unlocked at C3
Increases the Level of Shining Miracle by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Attentiveness by My Power
Unlocked at C4
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
Unlocked at C5
Increases the Level of Let the Show Begin by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Dedicating Everything to You
Unlocked at C6
When Barbara is not on the field, and one of her party members falls:
・Automatically revives this character.
・Fully regenerates this characters HP to 100%
This effect can only occur once every 15 mins.

*C=Constellations, To upgrade constellations, you must aquire the same character more than once.

Barbara Character Set Up
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▲Talent PriorityConstellation
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How To Use Barbara ?

Recommended Rotation For Barbara

Recommended Rotation
1Use her Elemental Skill to heal active characters
2If team needs burst healing, use her Elemental Burst

Uses Of Barbara's Elemental Skill

Primarily Used To Heal Active Character

Barbara's Skill provides on-field healing, making it valuable to support your other on-field characters. This is best used for Main DPS characters who are constantly the active character.

Can Also Apply Hydro For Elemental Reactions

The Elemental Skill applied Hydro to nearby enemies. You can use it to set up Elemental Reactions since it can apply Hydro to multiple enemies the whole of its duration.

Barbara's Elemental Burst

Burst Healing For The Whole Team

Barbara's Burst can easily heal up a whole team since her Burst will heal every member of the party. It doesn't have any drawbacks, but it's best to use it when the party's health is below 50%.

Strengths Of Barbara

Great Hydro Applicator

Since Barbara is a Catalyst user, she applies Hydro to enemies with both her normal and charged attacks in addition to her Elemental Skill. She can easily apply Hydro to multiple enemies and can be a good Hydro Support through this.

Stable & Reliable Healer

Barbara's healing is one of the most reliable in the game. Her kit enables active healing with her Skill, while her Burst can heal the whole team in a single use.

Weaknesses Of Barbara

Burst Does No Damage

Barbara is crippled as a DPS due to her Elemental Burst. Although it's great at healing, it does no damage and doesn't even apply Hydro to enemies. Keep this in mind if you're building her to be a niche DPS or Sub-DPS.

Barbara Review & Ratings
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Barbara Reviews From Other Users

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Barbara Skins List

Summertime Sparkle

Summertime Sparkle Skin Front
Summertime Sparkle Skin Back
Introduced in: Version 1.6
How To Get: Reward upon participating in the Echoing Tales event.
Free Or Premium: Free
All Skin List Here

Barbara Profile & Voice Actor

Barbara Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity4 Star
Voice Actor (EN)
Laura Stahl
Voice Actor (JA)
Akari Kitō
Hangout (Date) Event
Hangout Event - All Branches & Endings
July 5


Affiliation: Mondstadt
Barbara is the Deaconess of the Church of Favonius, as well as the shining idol of Mondstadt.
”The sight of Barbara makes all my problems disappear."
This is quite a common saying among the citizens of Mondstadt.
In fact, Barbara can do much more than just put people in a better mood. Her healing powers extend to flesh wounds and other physical ailments.
Barbara is known to have access to miraculous healing powers through her Hydro Vision.
However, Barbara herself knows that the most miraculous magic of all is hard work.

Barbara Story Overview

Mondstadt's Local Idol

A self-proclaimed Idol, Barbara is beloved by the whole of Mondstadt. She's dedicated to her job as the Deaconess of the Favonius Church and can often be found withint the cathedral.

Safekeeper Of Mondstadt's Relics

As the Deaconess of the Favonious Church, Barbara is responsible for keeping the different relics of Mondstadt safe. This is why when needing to use Barbatos' Harp, it's her that the Travele approached.

Jean's Little Sister

Jean and Barbara are sisters despite having different surnames. Because of their family's situation, they did not grow up together, but that doesn't mean Barbara loves her sister any less.

Voicelines About Barbara

Voicelines About Barbara
AlbedoAlbedoBarbara? She's a very earnest Deaconess. I once had the opportunity to sketch her a simple portrait... What happened to the sketch? Ah yes... Albert offered to purchase it, but I rejected his bid and gave it to the Acting Grand Master. Social relations... really require a lot of effort.
BennettBennettShe's the best singer and dancer out there! I always go to watch her in concert after an adventure goes south- it really lifts my mood, chanting along with all the other fans, cheering her on. It's really kinda magical! It's no wonder she's so popular... Boy, if I had even half her popularity as leader of my adventure team...
DionaDionaHow come all my fans are drunk middle-aged men, while Barbara's are all young people...? Hmph! So stupid. Forget it!
EulaEulaEveryone loves her. What's her secret? Maybe I could learn a thing or two from her... Hmm, or maybe not. I can't imagine a "Shining Idol" would want anything to do with a descendant of a depraved dynasty.
JeanJeanBarbara is a hard worker, but I feel she's too hard on herself sometimes... What? You ask me how I know all this? It's because the order also manages the Church.
LisaLisaHave you heard Barbara sing before? Her angelic voice contains a magical healing energy. A different kind of magical energy from the one in my potions, of course. I wonder which one you prefer?
NoelleNoelleWe take tea breaks together sometimes. Often she'll start humming a tune, saying inspiration has come to her. I'm not the right person to give useful feedback on anything musical... But I still love spending time with Barbara.
RazorRazorShining Barbara is a good child. Very good child.
VentiVentiThe darling Deaconess with the sweet singing voice — do you know her? You do? Idol, huh? Meet and greets? Concerts? Wow... That's the power of music for you...

Appeared In Archon Quests

You will encounter Barbara as she will have an appearance in the Archon Quest, where she will ask the traveler for a certain Lyre inside the Cathedral and in Chapter 1 where she talks about the missing statue of seven.

Quest Title
PrologueAct III: Song Of The Dragon And Freedom
Chapter 1Act IV: We Will Be Reunited
Archon Quests List Guides

No Story Quest As Of Now

More coming soon as we will update this section once Barbara's own story quest is officially released! Check back again to get more updates.

Appeared On the Other Characters' Story Quest

Barbara also appeared on various character story quests. Check the table below for her quests appearances!

CharacterStory Ques Titlet
AlbedoPrinceps Cretaceus
JeanLeo Minor

Barbara's Hangout Event

Barbara Hangout Event

Check out Barbara's Hangout Event for the meantime while we are all waiting for Mihoyo to release her own story quest.

Barbara Hangout Event Guide

Event Appearances

Barbara also appeared in various events together with the other characters that were also featured in the game event.

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Barbara - Special Dish, Favorite Decor, & How Tall?

Special Dish Of Barbara

Dish Ingredients
Spicy StewSpicy Stew Raw MeatRaw Meat x2
CreamCream x2
SnapdragonSnapdragon x1
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Favorite Decoration Of Barbara

Favorite Decoration Sets
Amidst Whispering WindsAmidst Whispering WindsBird And Blossom ParkBird And Blossom Park -

How Tall Is Barbara?

There is no in-game and official data regarding the height of Barbara. We compared characters and Barbara is Medium comparatively.

Effects In-Game

Character height gives advantages and disadvantages in-game. For instance, smaller characters will need to swim even at shallow waters but they easily dodge some enemies attacks or enter narrow entrances of caves.

How To Get Barbara?

Obtain As A Free Character

You will be able to get Barbara as one of the free characters to obtain in the game upon completing the archon story quest.

Obtain Her Through Other Banners

You can still obtain Barbara through the Permanent Banner and other featured character banners.

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Anonymous 6

Honestly she hits about 17-22k with the artifact burst, every 3.5 seconds. This really isnt a bad dps output. I can finally solo oceanid with her ;D

Anonymous 5

barbara my beloved

Bogwoppit 4

Ocean-Hued Clam set in 2.3 looks ripe for Barbra to use.

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barbara dps build when?

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