|“||Dean: Alright, so what do we know about this thing?
Sam: Well, uh, it was fast and it freaked when I cut it with silver.
Dean: Alright, so that narrows it down to...
Sam: A ghoul? A zombie, a shifter, or about a dozen other things.
Silver is a metal with strong supernatural properties, and can be used to battle various supernatural creatures, although it does not affect higher rank beings (angels, Horsemen and so on). It is part of the ritual to create more bullets for the Colt.
Creatures Affected By Silver
- Djinns - A silver knife, if dipped in lamb blood, will kill a Djinn.
- Fairies - Silver will burn the skin of a dark fairy, if it makes contact.
- Gorgons - Gorgons can be killed through decapitation with a silver blade.
- Kohontas - Can only be killed by a silver blade to the heart.
- Lamias - A blessed silver knife, will kill a Lamia.
- Pishtaco - A silver knife will kill a Pishtaco.
- Wendigos - The most gruesome method of killing one is to shatter the creature's heart with a silver stake and then dismember the body with a silver axe.
- Revenants - Silver has negative effects on Revenants.
- Shapeshifters - Capable of killing shapeshifters, however the alpha shapeshifter is immune to this weakness.
- Skinwalkers - Werewolves' "cousins", silver is so far the only known thing that can kill them. Silver chains will also restrain them.
- Vetalas - A silver knife (when stabbed and twisted once), is the only thing that will kill a Vetala.
- Werewolves - Can be killed by silver to the heart. In one case, decapitation through silver buckshot killed a werewolf.
- Wraiths - To touch silver will burn a Wraith's skin. To pierce one through the heart with silver will kill it.
- Zombies - A silver stake will "kill" certain Zombies. Silver bullets will hurt them, but not kill them.
- Edward Trenton's Species - Although his kind still surrounded by mystery, one of them could be killed by a steel knife coated by silver.
- Nachzehrers - Can slow them down, but won't kill them.
- Whispers - According to Castiel, silver along with decapitation will kill a Whisper.
- Sleipnir - A silver bullet to the right shoulder of the demigod Sleipnir was able to wound and effectively subdue him.
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