Keith plays a Machine Deck, augmented by powerful Magic and Trap Cards. Despite his reputation as a professional duelist, he cheats by hiding cards in his wristband. Similarly, when he wears the Rare Hunter robes, a claw mechanism feeds cards directly to his hand. Because the Duelists are so far from each other when Dueling at an arena, Keith's opponents rarely realize he is cheating.


Duelist Kingdom

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Maximillion Pegasus/Sam 16 Lose (flashback)
Unknown duelist 31 Win
Joey Wheeler 31-32 Lose

As a professional Duelist, Keith has a large number of Decks which he keeps hidden inside of his jacket, consisting of several different Deck themes. During his time is Duelist Kingdom, he lends several cards to Bonz to fortify the young Duelist's Zombie Deck (including "Zanki" and "Crawling Dragon"), although Keith's Main Deck consists mostly of Dark Attribute Machine Type Monsters.

Duelist Kingdom Deck

Post-Duelist Kingdom

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Yugi Muto 50-51 No result (possessed by Marik Ishtar)

In his Duel with Yugi, Keith uses the cards from his Machine deck during the first half of the duel, but later switches to a style centered around the rare and powerful cards provided by the Rare Hunters, including the legendary "Zera the Mant".

Possessed Deck


Duelist Kingdom

Keith used a Machine Deck in his Duelist Kingdom Duel against Katsuya Jonouchi.

Duelist Kingdom Deck

Yu-Gi-Oh! R

In Project R.A., his Deck is based on Summoning high-powered cards, specifically "The Wicked Eraser", similarly to Yako Tenma's Deck. However, the main body of his Deck is composed of "Motor" cards. His cheating tactic, however, failed in his rematch against Jonouchi due to the black Duel Disk's cheat-prevention alarm.

Project R.A. Deck

Video games

Duel Monsters

Bandit Keith appears in his own part of Duelist Kingdom in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. His deck mainly consists of Zombie and Ghost cards, including all the Monsters used by Ghost Kotsuzuka under Keith's tutelage. Also part of the large pool of Keith's cards, many Warrior Monsters are also included. While the game predates Keith's Duel with Katsuya Jonouchi, a few Machine cards are included in his Deck; "Gatekeeper" and "Ground Attacker Bugroth" would later be used by Bandit Keith in the anime.

Cards Used By Bandit Keith

The Duelists of the Roses

He usually uses three monsters with high ATK to try and box the enemy Deck Leader.


Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel


The Falsebound Kingdom

Monsters Army

The Sacred Cards

Possessed Deck

World Championship Tournament 2004


The Dawn of Destiny Deck

Bandit Keith's signature card is shown to be Slot Machine.

The Dawn of Destiny Deck

Reshef of Destruction

Bandit Keith uses a deck loaded with Machine monsters and Fiend monsters.[1]


Nightmare Troubadour

Machine Mayhem (Version 1)
Machine Mayhem (Version 2)

World Championship 2008

Everlasting Battery


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 This card is dropped by him in a flashback at the start of episode 32.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 This card can be seen in his hand during episode 32.
  3. This card is seen in a flashback where he Duels Pegasus during episode 16. Not a part of his machine Deck.
  4. Two copies of this card were smuggled to his hand from his wristband, rather than drawn from his Deck
  5. The second copy can be seen in his hand after the first is Tributed with "Zera Ritual" in episode 51.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 This card was smuggled from his robes to his hand via a device, rather than being drawn from his Deck.
  7. This card was played as a Normal Monster. It in an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.
  8. This card can be seen on the ground when he drops his Deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! R Duel Round 36.


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