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  1. horror

    I particularly find it very interesting. Of course it would be more useful if you had both types of Compounding (being N-end, Feruchemy would be very inefficient for Allomancy alone), but if you can use the normal Compounding to store the excess and then convert to Allomancy it would be incredible . One advantage I can think of is that probably Chromium and Nicrosil would probably not affect Allomancy when being fueled by Metalminds. Even if Double Compouding is not available, it should at least allow continuous use with less chance of being taken to Savantism. In addition to making it much easier to use of dangerous (or poison) metals, it does not need to be consumed and replaced. This is very useful for expensive or lost metals (like atium and malatium). Obviously this assumptions were based on interpretation of mechanics not be necessary for the metal to be burned at any point to make it work. In the case of the Double Compounding interpretation, the great advantage is that you do not need to carry metal flasks (only Allomantic metalminds) and be able to store them all in advance. And I also have a theory that this is necessary to detect Feruchemy with A-Bronze.
  2. Wow, whoever asked him that question is very smart. It is probably possible to become Savant in a single day with the help of Duralumin. With Nicrosil you could sell Savantism to someone else.
  3. Savantism requires that the metal be flared for a long time.
  4. Nobles always claimed to be superior (taller, stronger, less fertile, and more intelligent) although this has more to do with Balance.
  5. Not necessarily. We know that the alloys of base metals will also make a person a Misting, but we have no idea of the main effect of the alloy. Only it will be of the Physical and Enhacement type.
  6. Feruchemy powers do not need to be related to the Allomantic power. Ferucchemy is always Internal and even the quadrants have a different name (Temporal are Hybrid, Enhancements are Spiritual). Being a Universal Metalmind makes sense precisely because of the scope that the Allomantic and Hemalurgical powers have. Using Atium for comparison doesn't make a lot of sense because of how weak it is when thinking about how invested Lerasium is.
  7. Well, we're not sure if anyone used a spike from Lerasium. There has always been a strong theory that there were originally 16 Lerasium beads in Well (which means we don't know the location of many).
  8. Hardly, Khriss theorizes in Ars Arcanum that there are only 16. And there is also what Sanderson said: Questioner For the space Mistborn are we going to have more elements? Brandon Sanderson The base 16 are basically it. But the interactions between them and things. And there is one more metal, there is harmonium, so you will hear about that later on. Salt Lake City Comic-Con 2014 (Sept. 4, 2014)
  9. I suppose Universal Metalminds too. A beautiful way to have all the feruchemical attributes stored in a single metalmind. Imagine Compounding this.
  10. That is what is in the table. The person who wrote it probably had access to more knowledge than shown so far. But what those effects would be is complicated. Lerasium only saw Elend using it, and he was half-dead.
  11. Just remembering that creating Misting are side effects, not the main thing. Lerasium produces several expanded Physical and Enhacements effects.
  12. In-World. Phantine Is this hemalurgy table also a speculative in-universe document (like how the RPG had atium spikes only stealing temporal, because that's what the steelies believed)? Peter Ahlstrom It is an in-world chart according to the knowledge of some people at a certain stage in the history of Scadrial. [Edit: not Roshar, sorry. Also it’s not Khriss.] General Reddit 2019 (Jan. 5, 2019) About Lerasium, we're not sure what Attributes should mean. It can be just human attributes (like strength, memories, etc.) or it can be anything from the hemalurgical table (which I find difficult). Still, it would not be strange if Lerasium is more powerful in Hemalurgy than Atium, even if the latter is Ruina's metal, Lerasium is much more invested.
  13. Well, Aluminum and Duralumin are the most useless metals for this technological level (and even in Era 2 this is still true).
  14. Yeah, Feruchemists use all metals. What book are you in?
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    Let me give you an example. If you are a Full Feruchemist, you could use a metalmind of Blanked Identity to use anyone's metalmind of any power (you already have all the possible feruchemical powers). If you are a Trueself and use a Blanked Identity metalmind, but also have another ferochemical power, let's say Gold (either with medallions or spike), you could use any Gold metalmind. In case you are any Ferring, let's say Gold again, and get a way to use Aluminum (either with a medallion or spike again) you could just as easily use any Gold metalmind. [...] “Each man or woman has a Spiritual aspect, a piece of themselves that exists in another Realm entirely. You might call it your soul. Your Investiture is keyed to your soul—indeed, it might be a part of your soul, much as your blood is a part of your body.” “So if a person could store their Identity,” Marasi said, “as Waxillium does with his weight…” “They’d be without it for a time,” VenDell said. “A blank slate, so to speak.” “So they could use anyone’s metalmind?” Marasi asked. “Possibly,” [...] “Some have been experimenting with your idea,” VenDell said, “and early results are promising. However, having a Feruchemist who can use anyone’s metalminds is intriguing, but not particularly life-changing. Our society is strewn with individuals who have extraordinary abilities—this would simply be one more variety. [...] The Kandras who decided to focus more on unkeyed metalminds. Because it can create metalminds that anyone can use, not just those who are Trueself and another type of Ferring (as far as they knew, only hemalurgists) or a lucky man who was born Full Feruchemist.
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    Not according to the Kandra theory. Perhaps they are wrong, but according to VenDell "Some have been experimenting and early results are promising". And the Kandras were right about the possibility of creating unkeyed and unsealed metalminds, as well as about the Bands. And we know that Blanked Identity is not enough for you to use any metal mind. What we are saying is that you can use someone's metalmind if you are also a Ferring of the right type, or a Full Feruchemist. Of course, this usually requires that you have a medallion that gives you that power as well, since the second possibility is much more complicated.
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    The Kandras theory is that someone who stores their Identity completely can access someone else's metalminds. My confusion here was that as Ruin no longer exists I thought that the metalmind would be corrected for correct information, but rereading Sanderson's answer I start to think that it is not. The metalminds of the Keepers remain corrupted, that if they still exist.
  18. Sorry, but where exactly do you think Harmony is intervening too much? Because this whole saga is about another god invading your domain, distorting your magic system and corrupting your sacred servants. It would be strange if he looked at all this and thought "solve the problem if you can, if not the planet that is destroyed". As he said, he is just avoiding the worst. If it seems that he is intervening so much, it is because we are seeing events through an elite group that he uses to prevent the end of the world.
  19. I think the combination of F-Steel, F-Pewter and F-Gold for a Thug is incredible. Strength, speed and health up there. Use A-Peltre's passive bonus to fill your metal minds, while maintaining your average status while storing. Join the police and be the badass policeman of all. A backup of A-Iron, A-Steel and F-Iron is also very good. Not only can you fly, but you can control your weight for every push and pull, not to mention compouding. Use it to get to the crime scene.
  20. No, is End-Positive, it comes from the power of Preservation.. Feruchemy is End-Neutral, and Hemalurgy is End-Negative.
  21. It makes me wonder how strange it is for Malatium not to affect objects, whereas Atium does. It probably has something to do with the fact that it is just an Alloy, and not exactly the opposite pair of Atium (since it has 15 other combinations).
  22. Well, I understand your point, but I wouldn't trust Ruin much. Preservation did the complete opposite of that in the end, and also exchanged two of its basic powers of Alomancy for powers of Ruin (One of them very good at causing death). The answers below also make me think that the fact that the metal is metabolized is to return the Investiture used back to Preservation. While technically Shards are infinite, Vessels have a limit on how much power they can use at once . Not consuming the metal is likely to lower that limit more and more ((It consumes Shard's body directly!), which is why the Shards avoid directly fueling magic systems. Other types of Focus should have similar motifs. So the Focus serves to use the power of the Shard directly from the spiritual realm (without affecting the Vessel), while the Vessel fueled the magic system drains from its own potential. Master_Moridin Why does Preservation fueling Allomancy not weaken Preservation compared to Ruin? Brandon Sanderson Because the power, once used, returns to him--much as water, after passing over a turbine, continues on in its system. 17th Shard Forum Q&A (Sept. 28, 2012) Kaimipono Allomancy is fueled by Preservation's body? How exactly does that work? And how does that interact with Atium—it's fueled by both gods' bodies? Brandon Sanderson The powers of Ruin and Preservation are Shards of Adonalsium, pieces of the power of creation itself. Allomancy, Hemalurgy, Feruchemy are manifestations of this power in mortal form, the ability to touch the powers of creation and use them. These metallic powers are how people's physical forms interpret the use of the Shard, though it's not the only possible way they could be interpreted or used. It's what the genetics and Realmatic interactions of Scadrial allow for, and has to do with the Spiritual, the Cognitive, and the Physical Realms. Condensed 'essence' of these godly powers can act as super-fuel for Allomancy, Feruchemy, or really any of the powers. The form of that super fuel is important. In liquid form it's most potent, in gas form it's able to fuel Allomancy as if working as a metal. In physical form it is rigid and does one specific thing. In the case of atium, it allows sight into the future. In the case of concentrated Preservation, it gives one a permanent connection to the mists and the powers of creation. (I.e., it makes them an Allomancer.) So when a person is burning metals, they aren't using Preservation's body as a fuel so to speak—though they are tapping into the powers of creation just slightly. When Vin burns the mists, however, she'd doing just that—using the essence of Preservation, the Shard of Adonalsium itself—to fuel Allomancy. Doing this, however, rips 'troughs' through her body. It's like forcing far too much pressure through a very small, fragile hose. That much power eventually vaporizes the corporeal host, which is acting as the block and forcing the power into a single type of conduit (Allomancy) and frees it to be more expansive. Hero of Ages Q&A - Time Waster's Guide (Oct. 15, 2008)