So Thorn has always been one of my favourite Battleborn (besides Miko). Not only is she my favourite in character, but her play style also. The main reason I’ve stayed away from her is because I’ve been able to play other damage dealing Battleborn more effectively. I always looked at her like this;
Must land arrows, charged or not. Non charged arrows were faster and seemed to have better results. Use Blight mainly for wave cleaning and assisting in killing enemy Battleborn (slow helix option). Volley for burst damage against enemy Battleborn and to assist in wave clear.
I never really paid attention to curse. I’m not sure if I’m the only one though. But now I’m starting to work around it, incorporating it, and it’s working out brilliantly. I land a fully charged cursed arrow, the enemy is highlighted. I drop a Blight under their feet and burst them with volley. If abilities are on cooldown, I do what I can to continue hitting them with charged arrows. Non charged arrows to finish someone off or damage minion waves. I’ve been scoping in with the bow more frequently as well and accuracy increases greatly. I was always so frantic with my aim and rate of fire, but taking time to hit targets pays off. I’m still learning as I continue to use her more though. Oh, and sorry for ignoring you curse