Genshin Impact Barbara: Talents, Constellations and Passives

Abhimannu Das
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Barbara - Genshin Impact


Barbara is a free character in Genshin Impact who you can unlock for free as part of a permanent event.
Barbara is featured on event banners unlike other free characters like Lisa, Kaeya and Amber.
Constellations are not necessary for Barbara and you can make use of her as a new player at C0.

Players can get Barbara for free in Genshin Impact by progressing through the main campaign. She does not need constellations to be effective so pulling for her is not recommended. The release of Dendro has made her a viable option for Hydro application in Bloom and Hyperbloom teams so you can consider building her if you do not have high-rarity units. If you want to build Barbara, here is a quick breakdown of Barbara’s Talents, Constellations and Passives.

Genshin Impact Barbara: Should You Pull?

Barbara is available for free and you will get a chance to obtain her by progressing through the initial story quests. Constellations are not needed for her so you should not actively go after additional copies of her.

Genshin Impact Barbara: Talents

Normal Attack - Whispers of Water: Performs up to 4 water splash attacks that deal Hydro DMG.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to deal AoE Hydro DMG after a short casting time.

Plunging Attack

Gathering the might of Hydro, Barbara plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in her path. Deals AoE Hydro DMG upon impact with the ground.

Elemental Skill - Let the Show Begin: Summons water droplets resembling musical notes that form a Melody Loop, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding opponents and applying the Wet status to them.

Melody Loop

  • On hit, Barbara's Normal Attacks heal your own party members and nearby teammates for a certain amount of HP, which scales with Barbara's Max HP.

  • On hit, Barbara's Charged Attack generates 4 times the amount of healing.

  • Periodically regenerates your own active character's HP.

  • Applies the Wet status to the character and to opponents who come in contact with them.

  • Cooldown: 32 seconds

Elemental Burst - Shining Miracle: Heals your own party members and nearby teammates for a large amount of HP that scales with Barbara's Max HP.

  • Energy Cost: 80

  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

Genshin Impact Barbara: Constellations 

C1 - Gleeful Songs: Barbara regenerates 1 Energy every 10s.

C2 - Vitality Burst: Decreases the CD of Let the Show Begin by 15%. During the ability's duration, your active character gains a 15% Hydro DMG Bonus.

C3 - Star of Tomorrow: Increases the Level of Shining Miracle by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.

C4 - Attentiveness Be My Power: Every opponent Barbara hits with her Charged Attack regenerates 1 Energy for her. A maximum of 5 energy can be regenerated in this manner with any one Charged Attack.

C5 - The Purest Companionship: Increases the Level of Let the Show Begin by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

C6 - Dedicating Everything to You: When Barbara is in the party but not on the field, and one of your own party members falls:

  • Automatically revives the fallen character.

  • Fully restores the revived character's HP to 100%.

  • This effect can only occur once every 15 mins.

Genshin Impact Barbara: Passives

Glorious Season: The Stamina Consumption of characters within Let the Show Begin♪'s Melody Loop is reduced by 12%.

Encore: When your active character gains an Elemental Orb/Particle, the duration of the Melody Loop of Let the Show Begin♪ is extended by 1s. The maximum extension is 5s.

With my Whole Heart: When Perfect Cooking is achieved on a dish with restorative effects, there is a 12% chance to obtain double the product.

For more Genshin Impact content, consider checking out our Nahida and Nilou character breakdowns in case you want to pull for either of them in the current banner rotation. We also have character guides for Kaveh and Baizhu if you are waiting for the second-half banners.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.