For the Year 3 version of this weapon, see Thorn (Year 3).

"To rend one's enemies is to see them not as equals, but objects—hollow of spirit and meaning." - 13th Understanding, 7th Book of Sorrow
― In-game description

Thorn is an exotic hand cannon. It used to be acquired by completing the exotic weapon bounty A Light in the Dark. It is currently only obtainable from legacy engrams.

Thorn is one of the Weapons of Sorrow that have been constructed using the Hive's forbidden power.[1] It was augmented by Dredgen Yor after he delved into the dark mysticism of the Hive.[2]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Thorn can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:


This item was also previously obtainable from one of the following sources:

Exotic Bounty source icon.png Exotic Bounty
This item is granted for completing the relevant exotic weapon bounty.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Thorn can be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[edit | edit source]

Kinetic Damage perk icon.png Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.
Ascend icon.png Ascend
Increases the Attack value of this weapon to the highest available in Year 1.

Column 1[edit | edit source]

Accurized Ballistics icon.png Accurized Ballistics
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Field Choke icon.png Field Choke
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Aggressive Ballistics icon.png Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Column 2[edit | edit source]

Final Round icon.png Final Round
The last round in a magazine deals bonus damage.

Column 3[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Column 4[edit | edit source]

Snapshot icon.png Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Send It icon.png Send It
Increases range and accuracy.

Harder to handle.
Decreases carried Ammo capacity.

Perfect Balance icon.png Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.

Column 5[edit | edit source]

Mark of the Devourer icon.png Mark of the Devourer
Rounds pierce targets and cause lingering damage over time.

Column 6[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Column 7[edit | edit source]

Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.
Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.
Upgrade Damage icon.png Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cabal Phalanxes can be injured by the Mark of the Devourer damage over time effect even if the dart hits their shield.
  • Thorn has overpenetration even if Mark of the Devourer is not yet unlocked.
  • Shields do not regenerate while Mark of the Devourer is in effect, making this a good weapon against enemies with high recovery rates.
  • Mark of the Devourer used to last for 5 ticks after the most recent shot, but the effect did not stack. In Update 2.0.0, Thorn received a nerf that reduced the amount of DOT received from Mark of the Devourer, but it now stacks for each shot landed.
  • Thorn received a buff that increased the magazine size from 6 to 9, increased the reload speed and stability, and increased Mark of the Devourer's effects on PvE enemies.[3]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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