Genshin Impact Barbara Build: Best Weapons, Artifacts, and Stats for 2.7

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What is the best Genshin Impact Barbara build? Presented as the Deaconess of the Church of Favonius and an Idol in Mondstadt, Barbara appears early in the story, showing a kind and cheerful personality that perfectly fits her miraculous healing powers.

The first to get a new skin alongside her sister Jean, Barbara was also one of the first promotional units offere to players at the start of the game. Right now, the powerful healer is rate-up in the Genshin Impact 2.7 banner cycle, putting her in the spotlight once again.

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What Are the Best Barbara Builds for Genshin Impact 2.7?

Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Full Healer BuildEverlasting MoonglowThrilling Tales of Dragon SlayersMaiden BelovedOcean-Hued Clam
Overall Support BuildThrilling Tales of Dragon SlayersPrototype AmberThe Exile Instructor

Barbara excels as a Support unit, being able to even revive defeated characters when you reach Level 6 in the Constellation tree.

You can try to build an overall Support setup or focus solely on her Healing abilities. She will benefit greatly from the HP Regeneration provided by the Prototype Amber weapon and the Healing Effectiveness boost from the Maiden Beloved artifact set, and the spellbook Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers and The Exile fit her Support setup.

Below are two of the best Barbara builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Barbara builds, but if you've used her before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind his best weapon and artifact choices.

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Full Healer Build

Prototype Amber can be crafted pretty early in the game, so you can start with the right foot equipping her with this Catalyst weapon that regenerates HP after an Elemental Burst. The increase in Healing Effectiveness and amount of healing received makes Maiden Beloved the perfect choice for this build.

Overall Support Build

Switching characters with this weapon will boost the Attack of whoever goes next, which is a great aid in battle, especially helpful at the moment of creating Elemental Reactions like Superconduct or Vaporize.

In this case, is just a matter of what you prefer or what fits better within your playstyle since both Artifact sets are equally good, with The Exile focusing on Energy Regeneration and Instructor on boosting Elemental Mastery instead.

Barbara appearing in a Wish
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What Are the Best Team Comps for Barbara?

Character Element
TartagliaHydro
BennettPyro
ZhongliGeo
DilucPyro

Barbara can find great partners in Hydro units like Tartaglia or Xingqiu since their Elemental Resonance will augment her Healing abilities.

However, you can also take advantage of the Wet status she applies to trigger Vaporize reactions with Pyro units like Diluc, Bennett, or Klee.

The ideal team composition would see Tartaglia as Main DPS and Bennett as Sub DPS/Support, with Zhongli using his defensive abilities to stall when Barbara is on cooldown.

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Barbara's Weapon Menu
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What Are the Best Weapons for Barbara?

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Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Everlasting Moonglow5-StarHP 10.0%Byakuya Kougetsu: Healing Bonus increased 10%, Normal ATK DMG increased 1% of Max HP. 12s after using an Elemental Burst restores 0.6 Energy when using Normal Attacks. Byakuya Kougetsu: Healing Bonus increased 10%, Normal ATK DMG increased 1% of Max HP. 12s after using an Elemental Burst restores 0.6 Energy when using Normal Attacks.Wishes
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers3-StarHP 7.7%Legacy: When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their Attack increased by 24% for 10 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 20 seconds.Wishes
Prototype Amber4-StarHP 9%Gilding: Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 4 Energy every 2 seconds, for 6 seconds. Additionally, all party members will regenerate 4% HP every 2 seconds during this.Forging

Barbara won't be on the front lines so don't pay attention to these weapons' offensive potential. Prototype Amber and Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers are great choices for Barbara since one it's craftable and the other one extremely common to come across. With both weapons having HP as the main stat, they hardly have any competition at all, but the Favonius Codex is certainly a great alternative.

Read More: Genshin Impact Spiral Abyss guide

Barbara's Artifact Menu
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What Are the Best Artifacts for Barbara?

Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Maiden BelovedCharacter Healing Effectiveness +15%.Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10 seconds.
Ocean-Hued ClamHealing Bonus +15%Sea-Dyed Foam will appear, healing allies and dealing damage equal to 90% of it.
The ExileEnergy Recharge +20%.Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all the other party members every 2 seconds, for 6 seconds. This effect cannot stack.

With the Maiden Beloved Artifact set being the perfect option for a healer approach, The Exile and Instructor can make Barbara shine as an overall support unit instead if you feel inclined to play as such, more than just using her as a healer.

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Barbara Artifact Stats

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherATKHP%, Energy Recharge, HP, Elemental Mastery.
FlowerHPHP%, Energy Recharge, DEF, Elemental Mastery.
HourglassHPCRIT Damage, CRIT Rate, Energy Recharge, ATK
GobletHPHP%, Energy Recharge, DEF, Elemental Mastery.
HeadpieceHealing BonusHP%, Energy Recharge, ATK, HP

Since Barbara's healing abilities scale with her HP that's the stat we want to prioritize, with DEF and Energy Recharge following close behind.

What Are Barbara's Skills and Talents?

Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerform up to 4 water splash attacks that deal Hydro damage.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to deal AoE Hydro damage after a short casting time.
Plunging AttackBarbara descends towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all enemies in her path and dealing AoE Hydro damage upon landing.
Elemental SkillSummons water droplets that form a Melody Loop, dealing Hydro damage 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. It also regenerates a certain amount of the active character's HP at regular intervals and applies the Wet status to the character and enemies who come in contact with them.
Elemental BurstHeals friendly forces and all party members for a large amount of HP that scales with Barbara's Max HP.
Talent#1The Stamina Consumption of characters within Let the Show Begin's Melody Loop is reduced by 12%.
Talent#2When a character gains an Elemental Orb, the duration of Let the Show Begin's Melody Loop is extended by 1 second, up to a maximum extension of 5 seconds.
Talent#3When Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

On the battlefield, Barbara is one of the best Support units and a ridiculously overpowered healer with the ability to pop Hydro Elemental Reactions, making her a great companion for DPS units like Tartaglia or Diluc since they can play along and benefit her healing or trigger Vaporize.

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Barbara's Constellation
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What Are Barbara's Constellations?

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Constellation Effect
Gleeful SongsBarbara regenerates 1 Energy every 10 seconds.
Vitality BurstReduces the cooldown of Let the Show Begin by 15%. During the ability's effect, the active character gains a 15% Hydro damage Bonus.
Star of TomorrowIncreases the Level of Shining Miracle by 3, up to a maximum of 15.
Attentiveness 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 Charged Attack.
The Purest CompanionshipIncrease the Level of Let the Show Begin by 3, up to a maximum of 15.
Dedicating Everything to YouWhen Barbara is inactive and the active character falls, it automatically revives. Fully regenerates this character’s HP by 100%. This effect can be triggered only once every 15 mins.

If you get to pull Barbara multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of constellation that will turn Barbara into a massive healing force, with improvements on Energy Regeneration and her cooldowns. While it may take a while, her Constellation Level 6 enables you to auto-revive a character, which is no small feat.

What Are Barbara's Ascension Materials?

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Sliver x1, Cleansing Heart x3, Divining Scroll x3
25040000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Fragment x3, Cleansing Heart x2, Philanemo Mushroom x10, Divining Scroll x15
36060000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Fragment x6, Cleansing Heart x4, Sealed Scroll x20, Sealed Scroll x12
47080000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Chunk x3, Cleansing Heart x8, Sealed Scroll x30, Sealed Scroll x18
580100000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Chunk x6, Cleansing Heart x12, Divining Scroll x45, Forbidden Curse Scroll x12
690120000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Gemstone x6, Cleansing Heart x20, Divining Scroll x60, Forbidden Curse Scroll x24

Ascending Barbara boosts her HP and Defense stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that will help her to sustain more damage without fainting. Farming Oceanid can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as Barbara is for your team it's worth the effort.

What Are Barbara's Talent Level Up Materials?

Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Freedom Divine/Sealed/Forbidden Curse ScrollRing of Boreas

An important part of building Barbara is remembering to level up her talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect Barbara to play in your team, but here's the most common Barbara talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Burst
  • Elemental Skill
  • Normal Attack
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And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Barbara! You now have all the info you need to make the most of The Deaconess of the Knights of Favonius in combat. Good luck!