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The subject of this article appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

The Crystal Thorn is an uncommon artifact featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


Crystallizes in the anomaly Burnt Fuzz. Naturally takes out the radiation from the organism. That is, through the ears along with some amount of blood. Blood loss is possible also through over[sic] openings. Widespread and quite effective, which is the cause for the stable pricein [sic] the artifact market.

Shadow of Chernobyl in-game description

The Crystal Thorn reduces irradiation by 20% but increases bleeding as well by 100%.


The Crystal Thorn is primarily found in stashes. These stashes include:

Another is located in a packing case in the loading bay of the Bandit compound in the Dark Valley.