Barbara is a Hydro user, which means her water-based skills can deal single and AoE damage to enemies. She\’s also a healer, which means several of her abilities can restore health to herself and other party members. Although she\’s a fairly common 3-star character, she usually ranks high on Genshin Impact character tier lists because of her vital role as a healer.
The best Artifact set for Barbara is from the Maiden Beloved set, since it increases healing effectiveness by 15% and can increase healing received by party members if four pieces in the set are equipped. The Exile and Instructor Artifact sets also work great, since both increase Barbara\’s Elemental stats. Genshin Impact\’s Exile set focuses on boosting Elemental Recharge, while Instructor Artifacts increase Elemental Mastery.
While characters like Genshin Impact\’s Jean can heal while still causing good amounts of damage to enemies, Barbara\’s weapons shouldn\’t focus on ATK or DMG. Instead, they should work to increase her healing proficiency and Elemental stats. The Sacrificial Fragments catalyst is great, since it provides Elemental Mastery and can end Barbara\’s cooldowns quicker. Prototype Malice is another great weapon for Barbara, and it can be crafted with the right materials at the blacksmith\’s smithy in Mondstadt. Prototype Malice causes Barbara\’s Elemental Bursts to regenerate energy while also restoring HP for all party members by up to 6% every 2 seconds.
Barbara is arguably the best healer in Genshin Impact right now. She can be especially useful in boss fights and gauntlets within the game like the Spiral Abyss. With the right Artifacts and weapons, Barbara can be a vital healer in any team build.