"When hit with a Melee attack, does damage back to the attacker."
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|Top 3 Rulesets||Bottom 3 Rulesets|
|Up to Eleven - With Amplify, your opponents melee monsters will receive increased damage from Thorns.||What Doesn't Kill You - All monsters gain enrage ability. Beware of granting your enemy 1.5x increased speed and melee attack (rounded up) when they take damage from thorns|
|Holy Protection - Force your opponent to take out their own Divine Shield when they hit your thorny monster.||Keep your Distance - monsters with melee attacks may not be used, nullifying this ability.|
|Up close and Personal - Only melee monsters may be used. Unless they are equipped with the Reflection Shield ability, guarantee that they take damage when attacking.||Close Range - Ranged attack monsters may attack from the first position. This makes it less likely they will use melee attacks. Keep in mind - your opponent may do the opposite to throw you off!|
|Top 3 Abilities||Bottom 3 Abilities|
|Return Fire - when combined with Thorns, make it more likely your opponent will pay for melee and ranged aggression!||Reflection Shield - If your opponent plays a monster with the reflection shield ability, be aware that they will not take damage from return fire, magic reflect, or thorns|
|Backfire - make your opponent pay for missed attacks||Stun - preventing your opponent from attacking makes it less likely your return fire ability will be triggered. Consider your strategy when pairing this attack with Return Fire|
|Magic Reflect - when combined with thorns, make it more likely your opponent will pay for melee and magic aggression!||Heal - restores a portion of health each round. If played by your opponent, this may cancel out some of the damage from thorns. Be sure to include a monster with affliction in your team to avoid this!|
- Taking damage from Thorns can trigger the enrage ability
- With the Briar Patch ruleset, all monsters have thorns.
Summoners with Thorns
Mylor Crowling is invaluable in the lower leagues. Consider renting one if you are continuously stomped by melee teams!
Monsters with Thorns
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- Mycelic Morphoid - Level 3
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