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Related to Surgebinding
World Roshar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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Surges are considered by the people of Roshar to be the fundamental forces by which the world operates. Manipulating Surges is called Surgebinding.[1][2] These abilities are accessible through the Honorblades of the Heralds and by the Knights Radiant, through their Nahel bond. Humans had the ability to manipulate the Surges on Ashyn before the Expulsion but the mechanics of how this was achieved is unknown.[3][4]

The Ten Surges[edit]

Adhesion Surge-glyph.svg Adhesion: The Surge of Pressure and Vacuum. It can be manipulated by Windrunners and Bondsmiths[1]

Gravitation Surge-glyph.svg Gravitation: The Surge of Gravity. It can be manipulated by Windrunners and Skybreakers[5]

Division Surge-glyph.svg Division: The Surge of Destruction and Decay. It can be manipulated by Skybreakers and Dustbringers[2]

Abrasion Surge-glyph.svg Abrasion: The Surge of Friction. It can be manipulated by Dustbringers and Edgedancers[2]

Progression Surge-glyph.svg Progression: The Surge of Growth and Healing, or Regrowth. It can be manipulated by Edgedancers and Truthwatchers[2]

Illumination Surge-glyph.svg Illumination: The Surge of Light, Sound, and Various Waveforms. It can be manipulated by Lightweavers and Truthwatchers[6][7][8]

Transformation Surge-glyph.svg Transformation: The Surge of Soulcasting. It can be manipulated by Lightweavers and Elsecallers[1]

Transportation Surge-glyph.svg Transportation: The Surge of Motion and Realmatic Transition. It can be manipulated by Elsecallers and Willshapers[2]

Cohesion Surge-glyph.svg Cohesion: The Surge of Strong Axial Interconnection. It can be manipulated by Stonewards and Willshapers[2]

Tension Surge-glyph.svg Tension: The Surge of Soft Axial Interconnection. It can be manipulated by Stonewards and Bondsmiths[2]


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