One of man's earliest weapons, dating back to the most primitive of times, the first spears were simply wooden poles or sticks sharpened at one end. When man mastered metals, spearheads were made from iron and steel. Having reached this end, weaponers began experimenting with different types of spear heads, thus leading to the development of certain polearm types. Another line of tinkering led to the integration of magic with spears. Tribal shaman would enchant the spears so that they would hit more often and do greater damage to their wielder's opponents.