Among all the characters players can add to their roster in Genshin Impact, one of the most overlooked is Barbara, the Deaconess of the Church of Favonius and Mondstadt’s top idol. With that said, thanks to her set, abilities, and availability, Barabra can be a great addition to many teams. Now, to help you unleash the full power of Mondstadt’s top idol here are the best ways to build Barabara in Genshin Impact.
On a more superficial look, Barbara is also the only 4-star character in the game to have her own close-up Elemental Burst animation.
Barbara’s Role in a Composition
Taking into account that Barbara is first and foremost a healer, is recommended that you build her as one, thanks to her ability to both heal and enable. With that said, for those who wish, is also possible to build Barbara as an Elemental DPS, but doing so will not only cost way more resources but also demand an extremely specific team composition, focused on not only enabling Vaporize but also increasing her overall damage.
Best Artifacts for Barbara
For a healer/enabler build we recommend that you use either a 4-set Ocean-Hued Clam, as it allows her to heal efficiently while also allowing you to deal damage thanks to its 4-piece effect. Using a 4-piece Maiden Beloved is also advised, thanks to its healing boost. For those looking to build her as an Elemental DPS, we recommend that you use the game’s best full set for Hydro DPS’, Heart of Depth, as it not only increases your elemental damage but also your normal and charged attack damage by 30% after using your Elemental Skill.
For those planning on building her as a main healer, we recommend that you go for artifacts with both HP% and Healing Bonus main stats, while also keeping your eye open for pieces featuring Energy Recharge and HP amongst their substats. Those who plan on building her as a DPS, on the other hand, may want to go with Hydro DMG Bonus, ATK, and CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG.
Surprisingly, for those looking to build Barbara as a healer, the 3-star Catalyst Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers is the best weapon available in the game, as it offers not only a good chunk of HP but also a 20% to 48% ATK boost to your DPS. For those looking to build her as a DPS, we recommend that you use the 5-star Catalyst Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, which is arguably the best one in the game, thanks to its ability to not only boost the characters CRIT Rate and Movement Speed but also permanently boost of up to 32% of its wielders Elemental Damage. In the 4-star department, the 4-star Catalyst The Widsith is our top pick.
Barbara can work extremely well in teams featuring both Electro and Pyro characters. She is also able to work well with Cryo DPS’ such as Ayaka, who is able to deal constant Cryo Damage and is mainly focused on dealing close-range damage. If you are looking to build her as a DPS, using Bennett and an Anemo character using a full Viridescent Venerer set, such as Kazuha, Jean, or Sucrose is vital, as they will both boost her overall damage after a successful rotation.
Genshin Impact is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and mobile devices – Android, and iOS. Genshin Impact’s version 2.4 “Fleeting Colors in Flight” is set to run until February 2022.
- This article was updated on January 26th, 2022