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For the Year 1 version of this weapon, see Thorn (Year 1).

"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 that can only be obtained by completing the quest A Light in the Dark.


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

Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward.


Thorn can be upgraded with the following perks:

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Kinetic Damage perk icon Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

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Accurized Ballistics icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Field Choke icon Field Choke
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Aggressive Ballistics icon Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

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

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

Harder to handle.
Decreases carried Ammo capacity.

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

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

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Ornament perk icon Ornament: Rose of Acid
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.
Ornament perk icon Ornament: Rose of Corruption
Applies an Ornament to this weapon.