Thorns is a supernatural ability used by Delilah Copperspoon and her Brigmore Witches. It allows them to shoot several dark, dart-like projectiles from their left hands in quick succession, which makes the ability dangerous in close combat as well as from a distance.
In The Brigmore Witches, the thorns glow white and fly in a slightly downward arc. If Daud attempts to sidestep while a witch is using the ability, subsequent thorns will be shot at his new position. The high jump ability granted by Agility is one of the easiest ways to dodge the attack.
In Dishonored 2, the thorns glow red instead, and can swerve slightly to follow their target. Like other projectiles, they can be deflected with Reflexes. This makes the Superior Deflection upgrade very useful against witches as the protagonist can send a full barrage of thorns back to nearby enemies. Windblast can also be used to blast away thorns.
- Billie Lurk uses this power during the mission The Surge instead of the Whalers' typical Wristbow attack.
- In The World As It Should Be, thorns shot by both Delilah and her clones do not glow.