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Dawnsilver, sometimes called mithral, is a beautiful, but rare, silvery metal that has the strength and hardness of steel but is much lighter.1 Dawnsilver is magnetic,2 and has the same anathematic capability as alchemical silver in overcoming some creatures' resistances to normal weapons or magic circles, such as lycanthropes.13

Armour is the most common use of the metal. Dawnsilver armour is very light and restricts movement far less than even masterwork steel armour.1

Off the battlefield, dawnsilver is sometimes used in cookware as food rarely sticks to it. Of course, such items are very rare due to the prohibitive cost of using dawnsilver for such mundane purposes.456 It is also used to craft thin, lightweight, but sturdy horseshoes.7


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Chapter 6: Equipment” in Core Rulebook, 154. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 4: Equipment” in Advanced Player's Guide, 181. Paizo Inc., 2010
  3. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Chapter 2: Mastering Magic” in Ultimate Magic, 103. Paizo Inc., 2011
  4. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Chapter 2: Gear” in Ultimate Equipment, 61. Paizo Inc., 2012 ; specifically mithral cauldrons.
  5. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Chapter 2: Gear” in Ultimate Equipment, 74. Paizo Inc., 2012
  6. Paizo Inc., et al. Summit & Sundry” in Grand Bazaar, 93. Paizo Inc., 2021
  7. Paizo Inc., et al. Al-Zabriti” in Adventurer's Guide, 14. Paizo Inc., 2017

External links

  • Mithril (fictional metal) on Wikipedia