The first of these new cards is Kemba, Kha Enduring. A two mana 2/2 Cat Cleric, when Kemba Kha Enduring, or another Cat, enters play under your control you can attach a piece of equipment to them for free. Kemba, Kha Enduring can grab the hammer upon entering the battlefield. This card also synergizes nicely with several powerful Cats already in Pioneer. The card Lion Sash is a Cat that is already in Saffron Olive’s Pioneer Hammer Time build. Adorned Pouncer is a cheap Cat with double strike that can deal 20+ damage with the hammer. Brimaz, King of Oreskos creates 1/1 Cat Soldier tokens whenever he attacks or blocks. Kemba, Kha Enduring also grants all equipped creatures you control +1/+1 and allows you to create a 2/2 cat token for five mana, abilities which are nice bonuses.
Kemba, Kha Enduring’s reveal got the community on Reddit very excited about the possibilities of Hammer Time in Pioneer…
“Kemba could singlehandedly make Hammer a thing in Pioneer. I mean not singlehandedly but you know what I mean.” Exploringdeathntaxes
“It could be a t3-t4 win.” D-fakkr