The Vagabond

This page notes what the vagabond is in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links, where to find, and the list of challenges assigned to a player .
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The Vagabond

What the Vagabond is

The vagabond is neither a standard duelist nor a legend duelist. He is a man of few words and looks the player character in the other Yu-Gi-Oh game, the Tag Force series.

Where to find

The character appears in Duel World randomly. Have a duel against him when you find him fortunately.

Great amount of EXP

By winning a duel against the vagabond, Players can gain EXP by about three times the amount usually gained.


Since players can gain a lot of EXP by winning a duel, the vagabond does not show up often. Additionally, players are assigned challenges during a duel. For details of conditions, see the list below.

List of Challenges

ChallengeDegree of
Small monster zone
Opening Hand: 3 Card
Opening Hand: 2 Card★★
Opening Hand: 1 Card★★★
Opening Life Points: 1000
Only 1 Spell/Trap Zone is Available
No Monster Effect Activation★★
No Special Summons★★
Starting a Duel with 3 Spell/Trap Cards on the Vagabond's field★★
Starting a Duel with 3 Monster Cards on the Vagabond's field★★★

Starting Hand Reduction

Use versatile cards to win a duel with the challenge. Combos and summons, such as fusion summon and ritual summon, is not easy to use in a duel with less hand.

Spell/Trap Zone Reduction

Build a deck with less spell/trap cards, and fight with mainly monster cards.

Negate Monster Effects

Only your monster card's effects are negated on the field, in the hand, and in the graveyard. Monster cards with low lever, high ATK, and negative effect, such as Nuvia the Wicked and Giant Orc, will work well,

Starting with set 3 Spell/Trap

The degree of difficulty of the challenge depends on what cards are set on the vagabond's field/spell zones.

Starting with 3 Monsters

Maybe the most difficult challenge. The 3 monster cards on the vagabond's field are randomly selected. That means high level monster can be there. You may want to use cards increasing your monsters' ATK, such as Riryoku and Metalmorph


WubbaLubbaDD 2days ago
Thhe vagabond both isn't letting me pick friends and when he finally did today, he isn't listing the 1 friend who's sent me like 3 challenges :( and I have no way to tell my friend that I'm not just blowing them off.

Fluffy, if you're reading this, I'm so sorry!! Has this happened to anyone else? Like wtf the friend wasn't even an option on the sendback list.
anoymous 3days ago
I'm stage 39 and ever since I changed my name I haven't been able to send vagabond at all..this is the 6th day I haven't been able to send vagabond to any of my firends...I already contacted Konami customer support but they Talkin to me like I'm slow an won't check my logs...any advice on how to fix this.
anoymous 6days ago
Some starting with 3 monsters this is :/
anoymous 13days ago

very active, send me and I will send you
anoymous 13days ago
on wrong thread my friend.
anoymous 15days ago
I'm at stage 58 and have to beat him with a Duel Assessment of at least 4000. Any deck ideas? And don't tell how many score there is for win, comeback or no damage; I know that for myself. Just need a farm deck for him.
anoymous 14days ago
You are at stage 58, you should be smart enough to know that there is no definite deck to beat Vagabond. Just put your strongest card that have fusion/ritual/tribute/glossy/prismatic for extra points and hope that Vagabond doesn't have a deck that counters yours. 4k points is easy especially now there is a campaign bonus which increases your assessment by 1k.
hahaha 13days ago
You are at stage 58, you should be smart enough to know that there is no definite deck to beat Vagabond
anoymous 17days ago
How do you send and receive vagabond to and from friend? Never got an option to send him
DesmoChoJo 17days ago
My main deck is able to summon 3 fusion monsters to the field; Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, Meteor B. Dragon, and Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon. The vagabond uses a similar deck and we were both able to summon all three dragons. I only won because of Riryoku.
>)) 18days ago
Send only Vagabond challenges that have 1 card challenges. Whether you win or lose you still get so many points

every other challenge is pointless unless you actually want to win
PetiDora 19days ago
Why Opening Hand: 1 challenge is the best choice:

Exp (Win/Lose) Challenge
1100/850 Opening Hand: 3
1300/1050 Smaller Spell/Trap Zone
1300/1050 Smaller Monster Zone
1500/1250 Start with 1000 LP
1500/1250 Start with 3 Opponent Monsters
1500/1250 Spell/Trap Cards Set at Start
1700/1450 No Monster Effect Activation
1700/1450 Opening Hand: 2
2500/2250 Opening Hand: 1

Not sure if this value different on different stage though, this data recorded @stage 26
OMG 23days ago
Mine started with 2 monsters 1700 and above, and one blue-eyes white dragon! WTF
anoymous 15days ago
Not bad, once against me he started with 2 relinquished and red-eyes. You like that?
BEWD 14days ago
What can i do?
Manolasso 4days ago
I faced this situation too! 2 Relinquished + 1 Dark Magician!
Tomak 29days ago
I believe the challenge that has the highest amount of exp is the 1 card starting hand. It mostly, if not always, gave you 2250/2500 (Lose/Win) rate of exp. Just an FYI for those who don't know, you might tell your friend to give yourself that challenge next time they send the vagabond to you.
Koraxtu 1/1/1970
Each time he comes with the 1000lp challenge, I always lose by his second or third round. By the same strategy, with his cards coming in the same order. I feel like his deck is hand-built so he never loses with the 1000lp challenge. It's a bit disheartening. Any suggestions or tips to win against this.
Lawrence 1/1/1970
There's something called standard English--it's best if you learn it. Better for you if you wish to be respected and better for all because all of us need to communicate.
Lawrence 1/1/1970
Sorry about my comments earlier, yes the vagabond seems to use an LP-draining deck whenever the 1000LP challenge is selected
sjp91 latest
Ummm kraft's English wasn't perfect in his post but it certainly wasn't terrible and it demonstrates that he is indeed capable of communication,not everyone is an English teacher bro,also most people are probably typing with a osk (on screen keyboard) so grammar is more than likely going to deteriorate in one way or another or perhaps English is his second language, either way that comment seems r

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