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The Thorn is an artifact found only in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and 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 Spiker artifact pokes the body of its owner, no matter what. But it also helps clean the body of radionuliodes. Quite widespread and cheap.
- Inventory description, v1.30013 - 1.4005

Born in the 'Rusty Hair' and 'Ameba' anomalies. Quite common and cheap, but nevertheless, a very interesting artifact for both scientists and ordinary stalkers. Its main feature is to create a field with a radius of up to a meter, which hinders the movement of alpha and gamma particles. For a person this is not dangerous, but the need for food is reduced. Has no negative properties.
- Inventory description, v1.4007


v1.30013 - 1.4005:


All versions:
  • A rather insignificant and unloved artifact.
  • Distinguished from its more useful relative, the Crystal Thorn by being smaller in its central node and more bronze coloured.
  • The first task given to the player by Sidorovich is to recover a perfectly fine specimen for a reward of 300 Ru.
  • It is also required to complete one of the repeated side missions from Sidorovich.
  • Although it is pretty entry-level regarding "radiation protect", it is better than a kick in the teeth...
  • With a suitably upgraded Detector "Echo", another one might be found early on 'Day One' near the Rookie Village Swamp, or even without upgrades...


  • You use this until better comes along - very soon.