Every Silver has an ability that is a part of them since birth. These abilities were unique only to the Silvers until a mutation in some of the Reds allowed them to possess similar abilities. Each Silver House is famous for their specific ability and often use it to showcase their capabilities in events such as the Feats of First Friday or the Queenstrial. For Silvers, abilities are usually passed from the father to the children with the rare occurrence of a child inheriting the mother's ability instead. In addition, Silver abilities are limited to manipulation of a particular element and are unable to create it. For example, burners such as Cal and Maven are unable to create fire and require a metal bracelet that creates sparks.