A misting who can burn pewter is called a Thug or Pewterarm. The advantages of burning pewter are obvious; enhanced physical abilities can be seen in the way the Thug acts. For instance, even the most clumsy man can become graceful with the aid of pewter. They might dress for warm weather in the winter, or survive falls that they would otherwise perish from. Thugs or Mistborn can pewter drag, or strain their bodies far longer than would otherwise be possible, sometimes entering a trancelike state. Recovery may induce a coma-like sleep.