Barbara is an effective healer, to say the least, but for maximum ambulance potential, you’ll need to build her properly. Here’s how to build the Deaconess Barbara in Genshin Impact.
Here are some of the artifact sets that you can use with Barbara:
- Maiden Beloved – 4
- Maiden Beloved – 2 or Tenacity of the Millelith – 2 or Ocean-Hued Clam – 2 (choose any two)
- Instructor – 4
Barbara has a few different possible Artifact combinations – for maximum healing though, you’re looking at building Maiden Beloved.
Two pieces of Maiden Beloved will net you a +15% increase to Character Healing Effectiveness. The four-piece bonus boosts healing received by everyone in your party by 20% for 10 seconds after using an Elemental Skill or Burst.
Tenacity of the Millelith’s two-piece bonus gives you +20% to your HP, with Ocean-Hued Clam’s two-piece bonus granting a simple +15% Healing Bonus. Two pieces of Instructor will increase your Elemental Mastery by 80. The four-piece set gives you a party-wide Elemental Mastery increase of 120 for eight seconds upon triggering an Elemental Reaction. Keep in mind that Instructor is only a 3/4-Star artifact set – it’s still pretty effective though.
You can procure Maiden Beloved artifacts from the Valley of Remembrance Domain in Mondstadt exclusively. Tenacity of the Millelith pieces can be obtained from the Ridge Watch Domain found in-between Mondstadt and Liyue. Ocean Hued Clam pieces are found at the Slumbering Court Domain in Inazuma. Instructor artifacts are obtained from quite a few different sources as well. You can get these artifacts from Elite Enemies, all Weekly Bosses, Tier II Domain Reliquaries, and these Normal Bosses:
- Anemo/Electro/Geo/Hydro/Pyro Hypostasis
- Pyro Regisvine
- Thunder Manifestation
- Golden Wolflord
- Primo Geovishap (f**k this guy)
- Ruin Serpent
Stats and Weapons
For your main stats, you’ll be aiming for HP% on your Sands and Goblet, with Healing Bonus on your Circlet. As for your sub-stats, you’re looking for HP% and flat HP – surprise surprise.
Barbara is fairly conservative with her weapon needs, with your best bet being a 3-Star weapon – lucky you! Here’s are your choices:
- Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers (3✩)
- Everlasting Moonglow (5✩)
- Prototype Amber (4✩)
- Favonius Codex (4✩)
- Wine and Song (4✩)
Time for a team up
Considering Barbara is a healer, technically you can put her in any team. That said, if you want to take advantage of her Aqua capabilities there are a few different team comps you can form.
For starters, get Hu Tao, Xiangling, and Venti on a team with Barbara for a Vaporize team – you can also swap Hu Tao and Venti with Klee and Sucrose. An Electro-Charged team consists of Razor, Beidou, Sucrose, and Barbara. Finally, a Permafrost team will involve Ayaka, Ganyu, Venti, and Barbara – this one is great because enemies just… won’t move.
That’s all you’ll need from me, now all that’s left is for you to head out and start building your Barbara! Be sure to farm her up properly first though, you don’t want to get into a battle only to discover you brought a sling when you needed a cast.