Barbara is an amazing character to have in Genshin Impact. She’s likely to be the first dedicated healer you’ll get. You just need to reach Adventure Rank 20 before version 1.1 goes live. Here’s our mini-guide to help you with her weapons, artifacts, and talents.
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Genshin Impact guide: Barbara’s weapons, artifacts, and talents
Barbara’s weapon: Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers or Mappa Mare
Source: Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers is a 3-star weapon that drops randomly. Mappa Mare, meanwhile, can be forged by the Blacksmith.
Both weapons are viable and are quite helpful for free-to-play gamers since you won’t need to spend a dime. In my case, I favored Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers. For one thing, Mappa Mare provides higher uptime for its ATK buff, but it does require a lot of minerals. Additionally, Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers has HP as a secondary stat.
Note 1: Continue boosting Barbara’s health since her healing spells scale based on this stat.
Note 2: If you’re using Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers, you need to swap to Barbara and then to a DPS character every 20 seconds to ensure that the buff is activated.
Artifact set: Instructor
Source: Drops randomly from various activities in Genshin Impact.
Not only is the full Instructor set easy to acquire, but I believe it complements Barbara’s role in your team fairly well. The reason for this is because of her elemental skill (“Let the Show Begin”). Given how often you’ll use it during tougher encounters, and combined with the effects from Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers, you’ve got a set that boosts elemental mastery further.
Talents priority: Let the Show Begin
Just prioritize leveling up “Let the Show Begin” since you’ll use it often. I’ve genuinely ignored the other talents that can be increased (i.e., Barbara’s normal attack and “Shining Miracle” elemental burst).
For Barbara’s Constellations, “Gleeful Songs” (Constellation #1) helps increase her energy recharge. Next, “Vitality Burst” (Constellation #2) reduces the cooldown of “Let the Show Begin.”
Note: Complete runs in the Forsaken Rift domain every Monday and Thursday for Barbara’s “Freedom” talent leveling material.
- Scrolls – Dropped by samachurls (wizard hilichurl mobs); higher-tier versions can be crafted by an alchemist NPC.
- Varunada Lazurite – Dropped by Oceanid elite; purchased from Souvenir Shop; higher-tier versions can be crafted by an alchemist NPC.
- Cleansing Heart – Dropped by Oceanid elite.
- Philanemo Mushroom – You can refer to our Philanemo Mushroom mini-guide for the farming locations.