Bronze is the internal mental pushing metal. An Allomancer burning bronze is able to detect the presence of Allomancy being used nearby, sounding like drum beats to the Seeker's ears. Feruchemists can use bronze to store wakefulness, and when used as a Hemalurgic spike, bronze steals Mental Allomantic powers.
The proper percentage of metals used in creating bronze for the Metallic Arts is seventy-five percent copper and twenty-five percent tin.
A bronze Misting is known as a Seeker. When a Seeker burns bronze, they are able to detect nearby use of Allomancy. The Seeker feels pulses, like beats of a drum, emanating from the person burning a metal. The metals are grouped into fast and slow, pushing and pulling, and have their own signature feel. This is how it is known that bronze is a Pushing metal, while copper is Pulling.
If someone were able to burn the amount of bronze needed to become an Allomantic savant with the metal, their range would be expanded and they might be able to pierce copperclouds depending on their relative strength. A savant would also be able to tell the difference between regular Allomancy and Compounding. Due to Seekers' tendency of constantly burning the metal, many have become savants unknowingly.
It is theoretically possible for bronze to detect any Investiture actively being used, though it has trouble finding inactive wells of power. It is possible to detect the use of Feruchemy by burning bronze, a Surgebinder using Stormlight (as well as telling the difference between each Surge), AonDor, Awakening, and a singer's Rhythms.
A bronze Ferring is known as a Sentry. Bronze is used to store wakefulness. It allows the Sentry to stay awake for extended periods of time, or to heighten awareness. A Sentry filling a bronzemind becomes drowsy. It is the only type of metalmind a Feruchemist can store into while sleeping.
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|The Metallic Arts|
|Arts||Allomancy · Feruchemy · Hemalurgy|
|Concepts||Metalborn · Snapping · Savants · Metalminds · Twinborn · Compounding · Blessings|
|Constructs||Steel Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Chimeras|
|Base Metals||Iron · Steel · Tin · Pewter · Zinc · Brass · Copper · Bronze · Cadmium · Bendalloy · Gold · Electrum · Chromium · Nicrosil · Aluminum · Duralumin|
|God Metals||Atium (Malatium) · Lerasium · Ettmetal · Trellium|
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages · (Mistborn: Secret History · The Eleventh Metal)|
|Era 2 books||The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal · (Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania)|
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony|
|History||Classical Scadrial · Final Empire · Catacendre · Elendel · Southern Scadrian|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium · Ettmetal|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|