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So this thought was kindled by an off handed comment on the shardcast, and so I ask here after some thinking. 

Can a radiant become a savant in a particular surge? Or perhaps even to stormlight in general?

we understand from Mistborn that savantism is the almost rewriting/overwriting of your sDNA to be 'this particular way now' as being more attuned to a particular power, so would a radiant who is using their powers a lot become a savant? 

Does stormlight's healing abilities simply restore you to your sDNA perceptions before you can become a savant?

I welcome your input. 

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1 minute ago, Mistborn Radiant said:

Can a radiant become a savant in a particular surge? Or perhaps even to stormlight in general?

It should. Any use of investiture that's not founded on the inner workings of the person (Feruchemy) should be able to, we just don't know what it would look like. 

2 minutes ago, Mistborn Radiant said:

Does stormlight's healing abilities simply restore you to your sDNA perceptions before you can become a savant?

No, healing doesn't help with Savantism, so it shouldn't prevent it. Healing is based off of the soul, and Savantism warps the soul. Even the small changes leading up to it shouldn't be effected. 

A WoB that addresses both. 

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Questioner 1 [PENDING REVIEW]

Do all Soulcasters risk turning into the element or is it only those using the device?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

All Soulcasters have an affinity but the ones using the device are locked down much more than the Soulcasters who are Knights Radiant.

Questioner 1 [PENDING REVIEW]

So they are protected from being turned into--

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Oh no they-- I wouldn't say protected... *clarificaiton* Protected is the wrong term but that event, the savanthood and how it affects them and things like that is much less pronounced if you are a [Knight].

Questioner 1 [PENDING REVIEW]

Or is that counteracted by the healing as well?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Healing doesn't have to do with it because-- in cosmere terms there's nothing wrong with your body, your spirit is actually drifting, and so it's not hurting you physically by what's happening with the magics. So it's not the healing but if you have an active bond with a spren it takes a little different path. Let's just say, in simple terms--

Questioner 1 [PENDING REVIEW]

You are not losing body parts to smoke.

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Yes, you are not using body parts to smoke. 

Questioner 1 [PENDING REVIEW]

What timeframe does it happen for the normal Soulcasters then?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

For normal Soulcasters? It takes-- I mean, you've seen it happening in the books. We are talking [about] a process of years even decades, depending on the person. It happens to some--

Questioner 2 [PENDING REVIEW]

Depending on how often they Soulcast?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

It depends on how often they Soulcast, and it depends on the person. 

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4 minutes ago, Calderis said:

It should. Any use of investiture that's not founded on the inner workings of the person (Feruchemy) should be able to, we just don't know what it would look like. 

No, healing doesn't help with Savantism, so it shouldn't prevent it. Healing is based off of the soul, and Savantism warps the soul. Even the small changes leading up to it shouldn't be effected. 

A WoB that addresses both. 

 

So then perhaps a stormlight savant has increased benefits from stormlight but can barely survive without it?

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36 minutes ago, Mistborn Radiant said:

So then perhaps a stormlight savant has increased benefits from stormlight but can barely survive without it?

If there were ever savants then it should be the heralds as they're the longest living surgebinders. Seems like they are fine without stormlight so it might actually be that surgebinding savantism isn't as bad as allomantic savantism(Tin savantism was awful).

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Well... At the point that you become a CS I'm not sure that really works any longer. 

The Heralds are not technically human any longer. 

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Not entirely sure that being a CS and being a Savant cannot be one person (unless there is a WoB that states this).

It could be directly corelated or it couldn't be. 

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