Barbara

Barbara Splash Art
Barbara Splash Art
TitleShining Idol
BirthdayJuly 5th
AffiliationChurch of Favonius
VisionHydro
ConstellationCrater
WeaponCatalyst
Every citizen of Mondstadt adores Barbara. However, she learned the word “idol” from a magazine.

Barbara Best Builds

Barbara DPS Build

Yes, you can build barbara as DPS. No one will stop you if you want her to slap the enemy even harder.

Take a note, it’s even better if you have C2 Barbara. Her C2 will decrease her elemental skill cooldown by 15% (from 32s to 27s) and give 15% Hydro DMG Bonus for active character within skill duration. Also, as DPS your main source of damage would be Charged Attack.

Vitality Burst Description
Vitality Burst Description
Shimenawa's Reminiscence Artifact Set
4 Shimenawa’s Reminiscence
(2) ATK +18%.
(4) When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s.
OR
Heart of Depth Artifact Set
4 Heart of Depth
(2) Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.
(4) After using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
OR
Wanderer's Troupe Artifact Set
4 Wanderers Troupe
(2) Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
(4) Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or Bow.

Talent Priority
Normal Attack > Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst

Artifact Main Stats & Substats

SandGobletCirclet
ATK%Hydro DMG Bonus%CRIT Rate%/CRIT DMG%
Substats
CRIT Rate% > CRIT DMG% > ATK%/ATK > Elemental Mastery > Energy Recharge%

Healer and Support Build

There’s 2 main choice when it comes to regular healer build for Barbara. First is Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayer from gacha, second is Prototype Amber from forging. Both have HP% substats which is good since Barbara healing scales off her HP.

Go for Thrilling if you want 48% ATK increase buff (after switching from Barbara) for 10s and go for Prototype Amber for more healing.

3Star Thrilling Tales
Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
4Star Prototype MalicePrototype Amber
4Star Favonious Codex
Favonius Codex
4Star Wine And Song
Wine and Song
Ocean Hued Clam Artifact Set Artifact Set
4 Ocean Hued Clam
(2) Healing Bonus +15%.
(4) Healing effect generates a Healing Bubble up to once per 3.5s. Healing Buble will accumulate Stacked Healing as characters get healed. Healing Bubble bursts after 3s, healing nearby characters (50% of Stacked Healing) and damaging nearby enemies (90% of Stacked Healing).
OR
Maiden Beloved Artifact Set
4 Maiden Beloved
(2) Character Healing Effectiveness +15%.
(4) Using an Elemental Skill or Burst increases healing received by all party members by 20% for 10s.
OR
Maiden Beloved Artifact Set+Tenacity of the Millelith Artifact Set
2 Maiden Beloved + 2 Millelith
(2) Character Healing Effectiveness +15%.
(2) HP Increased by 20%.
OR
Noblesse Oblige Artifact Set
4 Noblesse Oblige
(2) Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
(4) Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members’ ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Talent Priority
Elemental Burst > Elemental Skill > Normal Attack

Artifact Main Stats & Substats

SandGobletCirclet
HP%HP%HP%
Substats
HP%/HP > Energy Recharge% > Elemental Mastery

Ascension and Talent Level Up Materials

LevelMoraMaterialBoss MaterialSpecialtyCommon
20 to 20+20.000Varunada Lazurite Sliverx1Philanemo Mushroomx3Material Divining Scrollx3
40 to 40+40.000Varunada Lazurite Fragmentx3Cleansing Heartx2Philanemo Mushroomx10Material Divining Scrollx15
50 to 50+60.000Varunada Lazurite Fragmentx6Cleansing Heartx4Philanemo Mushroomx20Material Sealed Scrollx12
60 to 60+ 80.000Varunada Lazurite Chunkx3Cleansing Heartx8Philanemo Mushroomx30Material Sealed Scrollx18
70 to 70+100.000Varunada Lazurite Chunkx6Cleansing Heartx12Philanemo Mushroomx45Material Forbidden Cursed Scrollx12
80 to 80+120.000Varunada Lazurite Gemstonex6Cleansing Heartx20Philanemo Mushroomx60Material Forbidden Cursed Scrollx24
LevelMoraTalent BooksCommonBoss MaterialCrown
212.500Talents Up Teachings Of Freedomx3Material Divining Scrollx6
317.500Talents Up Guide To Freedomx2Material Sealed Scrollx3
425.000Talents Up Guide To Freedomx4Material Sealed Scrollx4
530.000Talents Up Guide To Freedomx6Material Sealed Scrollx6
637.500Talents Up Guide To Freedomx9Material Sealed Scrollx9
7120.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Freedomx4Material Forbidden Cursed Scrollx4Wolf Boss Ring Of Boreasx1
8260.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Freedomx6Material Forbidden Cursed Scrollx6Wolf Boss Ring Of Boreasx1
9450.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Freedomx12Material Forbidden Cursed Scrollx9Wolf Boss Ring Of Boreasx2 
10700.000Talents Up Philosophies Of Freedomx16Material Forbidden Cursed Scrollx12Wolf Boss Ring Of Boreasx2Event Crown Of Insightx1
Barbara Namecard: Flow
Barbara Namecard: Flow

Talents and Constellations

For skill and talents, we are covering Barbara combat talents, passive talents, and all 6 constellations.

TalentDescription
Barbara Talent - Whisper Of Water
Whisper of Water (Normal Attack)
Normal Attack: Perform up to 4 water splash 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 opponents in her path. Deals AoE Hydro DMG upon impact with the ground.
Barbara Talent - Let The Show Begin
Let The Show Begin (Elemental Skill)
Summons water droplets resembling musical notes that form a Melody Loop, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding opponents 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 Attack 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 opponents who come in contact with them.
Barbara Talent - Shining Miracle
Shining Miracle (Elemental Burst)
Heals nearby allied characters and your characters in the party for a large amount of HP that scales with Barbara’s Max HP.
TalentDescription
Barbara Talent - Glorious Season
Glorious Season
The Stamina Consumption of characters within Let the Show Begin’s Melody Loop is reduced by 12%.
Barbara Talent - Encore
Encore
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.
Barbara Talent - With My Whole Heart
With My Whole Heart
When a Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, Barbara has a 12% chance to obtain double the product.
LevelConstellationDescription

1

Barbara Constellation - Gleeful Songs
Gleeful Songs
Barbara regenerates 1 Energy every 10s.

2

Barbara Constellation - Vitality Burst
Vitality Burst
Decreases the CD of Let the Show Begin by 15%. During the ability’s duration, your active character gains 15% Hydro DMG Bonus.

3

Barbara Constellation - Star Of Tomorrow
Star of Tomorrow
Increases the level of Shining Miracle by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

4

Barbara Constellation - Attentiveness Be My Power
Attentiveness Be My Power
Every opponent 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.

5

Barbara Constellation - The Purest Companionship
The Purest Companionship
Increases the level of Let the Show Begin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

6

Barbara Constellation - Dedicating Everything To You
Dedicating Everything To You
When Barbara is not on the field, and one of your characters in the party falls:
  • Automatically revives this character.
  • Fully regenerates this character’s HP to 100%.
  • This effect can only occur once every 15 mins.