Although it states that Thorn is a sniper in her character description, she is not a sniper. She is a close to mid range character. Look at her skills. A close range multiple arrow shot with a wide spread. Effective at close range, pointless at sniper ranges. Her blight extends a mid range distance from her, unless you take the skill that increases it by double the amount, but that’s a decent ways down the helix tree. My last bit of evidence, a good Thorn will lose a sniper battle with a good marquis every time. The fact that she has to let the arrows charge for a few seconds to get reliable accuracy, for long distance shooting, makes her an unreliable sniper. Her ability to jump in and out of fights quickly, her huge maneuverability late game, and all her skills makes her an excellent mid to close range fighter. I will add that she is the perfect character to get rid of a Galilea. Her AOE attack, Nd the ability to run circles around her makes her one of the few characters that Galilea should really worry about. Thorn also has her own bad matchups as well though. A good Montana using his slowing shots can net the team an easy thorn kill. If you are able to hit her with the shield throw stun its really bad for her. Oscar Mike keeping his distance can be a nuisance. Melka is a huge pain for Thorn. Her own maneuverability and her great damage over time can deal with a pesky thorn quite easily. Marquis is very effective if he can keep her at a distance, same with Toby, but if she gets close he needs to run. Actually ran into someone who played a good whiskey foxtrot (literally the only person I’ve seen use him very effectively) and he was a giant Thorn in my side. Pun intended. Any melee character that can slow her can kill her quite easily. It all comes down to matchups. If you are Galilea, the worst idea is to face a fully mobile, high level thorn 1v1. Especially if you mis your shield toss. If the person is using thorn effectively anyway.