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Teshka Elessamorn—nicknamed "Thorn" for her short temper—was the last child born to her homeworld before the Varelsi claimed it. Armed with her longbow, Kreshek, she now ranges the wilds of Ekkunar, fueled by her own boundless fury.[x]

Role: Range:
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Thorn is an archer trying to maintain her Eldrid ideology while surviving in the new world. She’s one of the fastest moving and highest jumping characters we've got, and she uses a bow that can shoot cursed arrows to mow down bad guys. Her ultimate ability allows her to hurl a massive energy bomb that devastates enemies.

Thorn is available to play at the start of the game.


Teshka Elessamorn -- nicknamed "Thorn" for her short temper -- was the last aelfrin child of her home-world before it was darkened by the Varelsi. Thorn ranges the jungle-wilds of Ekkunar and beyond with her bow "Kreshek" and her battle-honed skill with advanced Eldrid 'magic.'

Character StatsEdit

  • Role: Attacker
  • Characteristics:
    • Agile
    • Sniper
    • Advanced
  • Health: 1130 (+65/level)
  • Health Regeneration: 7'/second' (standard Eldrid character)
  • Shield: 0 (standard Eldrid)
  • Shield Recharge Rate: 60/second (standard, if shield strength is used)
  • Shield Recharge Delay: 3 seconds (standard, if shield strength is used)

Trivia Edit

  • Thorn's official artwork shows her that she has four fingers on her left hand; however, in game, she normally has five.
  • Caitlin Glass, who voiced Thorn, provides additional characters, like Brittonia, from the Borderlands series.
  • Thorn is mentioned to have made a bookclub with Montana after The Void's Edge.
  • In concept art for Thorn, a black, doglike monster was shown behind Thorn. It used to be her original ultimate, but it appears that it was cut during development for unknown reasons.


Official Website - Thorn

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Nature's Curse

Nature's Curse

Enemies hit with a charged arrow are highlighted and cursed for 8 seconds. Skills and charged arrows deal 25% additional damage to cursed targets.

Skill 1



Fires a horizontal swath of 5 arrows, each dealing 61 damage. Volley arrows ricochet off of world terrain.
Default Cooldown: 13s




Thorn's devastating Ekkuni longbow can be augmented to increase damage, range, and accuracy. Ready and hold an arrow to charge it.

Skill 2



Summons a field of corruption for 4 seconds. Enemies caught within this field take 60 damage every 0.5 seconds
Default Cooldown: 15s


Eldrid Vitality

Edrid Vitality

Thorn carries no shield, relying instead on rapid health regeneration to survive in combat.


Wrath of the Wild

Wrath of the Wild

After a brief charging period, hurls a massive energy bomb that explodes for up to 500 damage.
Default Cooldown: 65s

Additional InfoEdit


  • Draw via left mouse button / right trigger, release to fire
  • Charge shot by holding left mouse button / right trigger
  • Zoom via right mouse button / left trigger
  • Base 181 damage (max draw). +14 damage per level (max draw)

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Helix Edit

Level 1 Swampfoot Piercing Volley
Enemies damaged by Blight are slowed for a short time. Volley's arrows can go through multiple targets.
Level 2 Cursed Earth Blightbrawler Fell Wind
When Thorn is touching Blight's field, all of her arrows become cursed. When Thorn is touching Blight's field, her melee attacks curse enemies. Thorn receives a short speed boost when touching Blight's field. +30% Movement Speed.
Level 3 Draw Strength Burst Propulsion
Arrows penetrate multiple targets. In addition to dealing damage, Thorn's melee attack now propels her backwards. Can be used once every 2 seconds.
Level 4 Kreshek's Judgement Focused Volley Nockout
Volley's arrows curse targets on hit. Volley is concentrated to three arrows, dealing greater damage per arrow. +66% Damage per Arrow, -2 Arrows. Volley shoots two additional arrows in a wider arc. +2 Arrows
Level 5 Hextension Fiendish Curse Hexsanguination
Increases curse bonus damage and duration on afflicted enemies. +10% damage, +4s Duration. Bonus damage to cursed targets penetrates shields. +100% Shield Penetration. Curse status deals additional bleed damage to afflicted enemies. +12 Damage Per Second.
Level 6 Brutal Blight Swift Volley
Increases Blight's area-of-effect damage. +15% Damage Volley's cooldown time is reduced. -20% Cooldown
Level 7 Eagle-Eye Phasing Arrows Vaulting Hunter
Increases the accuracy of Thorn's standard arrow attack. +50% Accuracy. A portion of arrow damage penetrates enemy shields. +25% Shield Penetration. Increases the height of Thorn's jump.
Level 8 Enduring Blight Distant Blight
Increases Blight's effective duration. +3s Duration. Blight can be summoned at greater distances. +100% Cast Distance.
Level 9 Archer's Boon Kreshek's Rage
A portion of Volley's damage dealt to enemies is returned to Thorn as health. +30% Life Steal. Increases Volley's arrow damage. +15% Damage.
Level 10 Wild Judgement Trap Training Earthrender
Wrath of the Wild's energy bomb bounces through the world up to 5 times, dealing less damage but detonating with every bounce. Modifies Wrath of the Wild to stick on impact, detonating when enemies are in close range, or after 10 seconds. Wrath of the Wild leaves a Blight field behind after detonation.

Advanced Helix:Edit

  • Additional Helix options that can be unlocked by leveling the respective character rank.
  • A third option added to a pre-defined Helix choice.
  • Maximum of 1 additional helix choice for each character Helix level
  • They first show up ingame after they are unlocked for the individual character.
  • 5 additional helix choices per character
  • In-game selection via:
    • F (PC)
    • Y (Xbox Controller)
    • Triangle (PS4)
Character Rank 7 Level 2 Blightbrawler
Requires character rank 7 to unlock = 470? total XP. When Thorn is touching Blight's field, her melee attacks curse enemies.
Character Rank 3 Level 5 Fiendish Curse'
Requires character rank 3 to unlock = 105 total XP.

Bonus damage to cursed targets penetrates shields. +100% Shield Penetration

Character Rank 5 Level 4 Focused Volley
Requires character rank 5 to unlock = 250 total XP. Volley is concentrated to three arrows, dealing greater damage per arrow. +66% Damage per Arrow, -2 Arrows.
Character Rank 9 Level 7 Phasing Arrows
Requires character rank 9 to unlock = 775 total XP. A portion of arrow damage penetrates enemy shields. +25% Shield Penetration.
Character Rank 12 Level 10 Trap Training
Requires character rank 12 to unlock = 1455 total XP. Modifies Wrath of the Wild to stick on impact, detonating when enemies are in close range, or after 10 seconds.

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For the Character Lore, see Character Lore.

Lore ChallengesEdit

Spry Spirit Spray Kill 10 players with Volley while airborne.
Daughter Of Shadows Kill 100 enemies with Blight.
The Last Win The Archive on Advanced Difficulty without losing any lives.
Vengeance For The Lost Kill 500 Jennerit troops.
Granddaughter Of Stone Complete 3 matches while on the same team as Boldur.



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Render Thorn

This strategy guide was created to help players determine the best Gear and Helix choices for this Hero based on Game Mode type and Role. Contributors are encouraged to share their knowledge so that others may benefit from it.



Her basic attack. Arrows can be charged to increase damage, as well as lower projectile drop and increase projectile speed. It is highly recommended that you fully charge every arrow, (It is worth noting that a full draw is not where the animation ends, but 1/4 to 1/2 of a second after (Indicated by a slight Swooshing noise). Needs further testing to find the exact amount of time.) and hold long enough for the Curse effect for your first shot.

Eldrid Vitality
Her Passive. Small amount of passive Heal Over Time (HoT). This is not substantial enough to not need a healer, but is enough to allow you to fight a little longer at low HP and be topped off sooner when near Supply Stations. Stacking HoT gear can lead to a large amount of health regenerated in a short period of time.

Thorns burst damage skill. Firing 5 arrows in rapid succession with a short animation, double tapping the skill button or pressing the skill button once then aiming it and firing it like normal allows for high burst damage in a short time. With 0 projectile drop there is no need for compensation. Paired with high projectile speed, hitting ranged targets is easy. By defualt, Volley has a spread of about 30*, with Focussed Volley (T4 Helix) about 15* and 3 shots, and with Knockout (T4 Helix) about 45* and 7 arrows. It is advisable to use this skill in close to medium ranges and always for known critical locations. Available every 13 seconds (10.4s with T6 Swift Volley)

Wave clear and source of CC (T1 Helix, slow). Blight is a strong AoE puddle lasting 6 seconds (12 with T8 Helix) and a 15 second CD. Great for Wave Clearing with the added slow CC. With the 6 second duration, Blight is capable of destroying an entire wave of minions on its own. Throwing down blight on enemy Battleborn also limits mobility and does great amounts of damage on players that stay within it's radius. Using it to block off entrances is a great escape mechanism as well as a great way to trap others. When paired with both the slow at T1, and the speed boost at T2, the skill can be used to both slow pursuers, and speed your escape.

Wrath of the Wild
Her Ultimate. Starting at 625 damage (+50 per level), her ultimate is great for both finishing and burst. Selecting Hextension at T5 allows Thorn to amplify her Ultimate by 35%. Below is a chart that shows Thorns damage output using only her own damage amplifiers.

LevelNo Curse (0%)Curse (25%)Curse35%

Wrath of the Wild has a short charge up time followed up by a large projectile with medium speed and a slow arc. Aiming the Ultimate is assisted by a arcing green arrow that shows it's trajectory path and AoE splash on impact.


Items with an increased maximum shield are helpful because you won't lose health while being attacked.

Healing items that reduce shield recharge in exchange for a lower price are a solid alternative to additional shield. (Needle items)


PVP BuildsEdit

PVE BuildsEdit

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Taunts and Skins do not changes gameplay in any form and are strictly cosmetic.

Main article: Appearance




Story OperationsEdit



  • There is a small chance Marketplace skins and taunts can be found when opening a Magnus Loot Packs.
  • Cymbidium skin was a previous reward for preordering Battleborn, along with Rath, Marquis, Montana, and Reyna's gold skins.

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Battleplan #5 - 6/9/16Edit

  • Fixed a visual issue with Thorn's level 10 Left Helix Augment, Wild Judgment.