Barbara Quick TL;DR Healer Build Guide


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

Scaling HP also helps her not get clapped when you change to her. Also applies constant ‘wet’ to you and nearby enemies. IT STAYS IF YOU SWAP CHARACTERS! You can also attack as Barbara when this is up to heal other party members (charged > normal for faster heal)

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.

This affects EVERYTHING. Sprintings, charged attacks, dashes, EVERYTHING
Basically, it only extends the heal for one tick

So instead of 3 heal ticks, you would get 4 total (each heal tick occurs every 5s)

Only use if extremely low. DOES NOT APPLY WET, ONLY HEALS

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)

Has base scaling HP + Energy and HP recovery. Makes your ultimate even better

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)

Swap to Barbara, use E, then swap to main DPS. Free ATK buff = poggers

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)

Boosts E and Q heal + basically lets her help with some damage!

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)

Main stats:

HP% (or ER%)HP%Healing Bonus%

Substats: HP% > HP > ER > EM

If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.


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  1. 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?