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The Thorn is a common artifact featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


The result of the interaction between the anomaly Burnt Fuzz and the body of a careless stalker. The Thorn artifact pokes the body of its owner, no matter what. But it also helps clean the body of radionucliodes. Quite widespread and cheap.

In-game description

The Thorn reduces irradiation by 10% but increases bleeding as well by 100%.


It can be looted from the following stashes:

It is not given as a reward for any side mission.[1]



  1. task_manager.ltx; patch 1.0005