Barbara Quick TL;DR Healer Build Guide
UPDATED FOR 3.1 😁!
Table of Contents
- 1 PSA #1: Healers are the white mages of the group. No one f**ks with the white mage, because they’re the ones keeping you alive
- 2 PSA #2: Both Barbara’s healing abilities scale off HP, not ATK or Mastery. MAKE HER CHONKY
- 3 WEAPON #1 (Recommended for healing): Prototype Amber
- 4 WEAPON #2 (Recommended for buffing): Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
- 5 ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for best heals): Ocean-Hued Clam
PSA #1: Healers are the white mages of the group. No one f**ks with the white mage, because they’re the ones keeping you alive
PSA #2: Both Barbara’s healing abilities scale off HP, not ATK or Mastery. MAKE HER CHONKY
Make sure to dash (shift tap) right after casting E to cancel the animation short
Keep in mind that this will give your character a hydro proc every tick (every time it heals), so make sure when you’re fighting cryo enemies to be aware of this.
So instead of 3 heal ticks, you would get 4 total (each heal tick occurs every 5s)
Talent Leveling Order: E > Q > Normal
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for healing): Prototype Amber
How do I get it D: ? – Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)
Prototype Amber not only helps with Barbara’s insanely high Q cost, but also will provide sustain after her Q procs. At R5, it’s actually 6 Energy per 2s, so in total 18 energy back!
If for some reason you used all your prototypes (or just out of luck), then Favonius Codex/Sacrificial Fragments are still a strong placeholder for some additional ER%.
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for buffing): Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
Typically TTDS better to run, as a +48% ATK buff is insanely strong. Prototype Amber helps a lot when your team has lack of energy regeneration.
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for best heals): Ocean-Hued Clam
How do I get it D: ? – Slumbering Court Domain (AR 30 Locked, 20 Resin per run)
Ocean-Hued Clam not only boosts all heals, but also makes Barbara pretty amazing for some additional damage. Here’s the rundown.
Lets say your Barbara has a level 8 Q + 25,000 HP. That means she heals a grand total of 11,748.40 HP when she Q’s
- 7,040 from 28.16% of 25,000 HP
- 3,176 from Level 8 Q
- 1,532.4 from +15% Healing Bonus of 2x Ocean-Hued
This means that the explosion from a single bubble will do 10,573.56 damage (.9 x 11,748.40). That’s not including the heals from her E + Normal attacks…
If you’re too lazy to farm for Ocean-Hued, then 4x Maiden will still do PLENTY FINE. It’s more heal focused, but means you’ll lose the damage from Ocean-Hued!
Not sure if it’s a bug or intended, but the 4-set bonus healing only occurs for the first tick of Barbara’s E heal. Realistically, you can run something like 2-set Maiden + 2-set Exile for some additional energy regeneration (since Barbara requires A LOT of energy to use Q)
|HP% (or ER%)||HP%||Healing Bonus%|
Substats: HP% > HP > ER > EM
If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.
Would 2pc Tenacity of the millelith/2pc Maiden Beloved work well on a Barbara primarily used for healing? Or is 4pc Maiden Beloved the best?
Thoughts on the new Ocean-Hued Clam set for Barbara?
Best in slot rn. I’m updating the guide soon!