The Vagabond [Jul 22 Updated!]

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

Who is the Vagabond

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. You can also ask your friends to send you The Vagabond when they get the chance. Duel against him when you find him.

Great amount of EXP

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


Since players can gain a lot of EXP by dueling The Vagabond, he does not show up often. Additionally, players are assigned challenges during a duel. These challenges are set at random when the Vagabond randomly spawns, or set by your friend when he sends you The Vagabond. For details of conditions, see the list below.

From v2.5.0 onwards, when challenging the Vagabond, the player is told what Deck he is using and who was the player who built it, and is allowed to look at said Deck after the duel.

List of Challenges

ChallengeExp for WinExp for LoseDegree of
Opponent begins the duel with 1000 LP 1900950
Draw 2 cards during your Draw Phase 1900950
Defeat The Vagabond1900950
You can Normal Summon twice per turn22001100★★
Both players begin the duel with 3 Monsters on the field22001100★★
Begin the duel with Spell/Trap Cards Set.22001100★★
Begin the duel with 8000 Life Points22001100★★
Tribute summons do not require tributes22001100★★
Both players begin with 7 cards in hand22001100★★
Start the Duel with 3 Monster Cards on the Vagabond's field22001100★★
Begin the Duel with 1 card in your hand25001250★★★
You cannot Special Summon25001250★★★
Monster effects cannot be used2500 1250★★★

Begin the Duel with 1 card in your hand

Use versatile cards that work well on their own. Combos and summons, such as fusion summon and ritual summon, are not easy to pull off in a duel with a smaller starting hand.

Monster effects cannot be used

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,

Both players begin with set 3 Spell/Trap

The degree of difficulty of the challenge depends on what spell/trap cards are set on your field. It would be very much a disadvantage to clog your backrow with unusable spell/trap cards. To give yourself an advantage, only use spell/trap cards in your deck that are helpful at any point in the duel, like Wall of Disruption, Enemy Controller, etc. If your deck runs a very low spell/trap count, you can use only three spell/trap cards so you will be sure what is put on your field.

Both players begin with 3 Monsters

Again the difficulty of this challenge depends on what gets put on The Vagabond and your field. To put this challenge in your favor, fill your deck with high stat monsters with powerful effects. Additionally, it is possible to tilt this challenge even more to your favor, by filling your deck with hard to summon monsters because this challenge bypasses their summoning conditions.

This very much places you at a disadvantage depending on what monsters are put on The Vagabond's field. Cards that can disrupt multiple monsters like Windstorm of Etaqua, Curse of Anubis, and Wall of Disruption are helpful.


Example Deck

Sorcerer of Dark MagicDestiny HERO - PlasmaHorus the Black Flame Dragon LV8Enemy ControllerEnemy ControllerGravity Lash
Gravity LashGravity LashMirror WallWall of DisruptionWall of DisruptionWall of Disruption
United FrontUnited FrontUnited FrontHalf CounterHalf CounterHalf Counter
Curse of AnubisWindstorm of Etaqua--------
Armed Dragon LV10Sorcerer of Dark MagicHorus the Black Flame Dragon LV8Forbidden ChaliceForbidden ChaliceForbidden Chalice
Super Rush HeadlongSuper Rush HeadlongSuper Rush HeadlongEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerDivine Wrath
Divine WrathDivine WrathMemory LossMemory LossMemory LossWall of Disruption
Wall of DisruptionWall of Disruption--------


First Deck:

  • With your monsters you effectively lock your opponent out of using any card effects.
  • Now you only need to worry about Destiny HERO Plasma dying to big beaters so use spell/trap cards to protect him.

Second Deck:

  • Lock your opponent out of using backrow with your monsters.
  • If you go second you can use Armed Dragon LV10's effect to clear your opponent's monster zone and attack directly for a quick win.
  • When facing Fur Hire decks and going first, it is better to not clear their board with Armed Dragon LV10 so that they do not have space to special summon and OTK you.
  • Negate opponent's monster effects with your Spell/Trap cards

Begin the Duel with 8000 Life Points

You can use an Aromage deck against this challenge to take advantage of their effects which activate when you have higher LP than your opponent. this immediately put you at an advantage. Another option is to use Mausoleum of the Emperor and use your extra LP to quickly summon a powerful monster.

Both Players begin with 7 cards in their hand

Use a Burn deck to take advantage of the huge starting hand to FTK The Vagabond even before he gets a chance to play.

Tribute Summons do not require tributes

Fill your deck with high-leveled Normal summonable monsters, preferably ones that can activate their effects even without being tribute summoned.


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Anonymous 5days ago

active daily , exchange 3 star challenges .
Anonymous 24days ago
Im convinced Vagabond chat by Adding cards from outside his Deck to his hand. Had him locked down, I had a Cyber End Dragon and 400 LP, he 3 fur hires and 1300 LP. Turn before he decks out, he summons Winged Dragon of Ra, destroys my Dragon, Powerful Rebirth a monster and kills me.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
Or just really lucky either way feels bad man
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
Vagabond, no effect activation challenge, he's using Anki deck.

His opening hand? Decider, Cosmic Cyclone, Mask Change, and Canadia. Then he draws a second Decider.

Literally the most perfect opening hand you can have for that deck.

And then he just happens to Cyclone my WOD, as if he already know it's the dangerous one for Anki and my other Set card is Econ, thus can be chained to Cyclone.....
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
Not to mention, I check the deck afterwards, the deck only runs 2 Decider and 2 Cosmic Cyclone. He has one of each in his opening hand.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Yeah, Vaga always has perfect starting hands and draws, as well as knowing what your facedowns are
Has anyone else had this issue? I’ve only encountered it today, and it’s extremely bizarre.

It’s a duel against the Vagabond with the 7-Card opener challenge. Vagabond is playing a Destiny Heroes deck utilizing Mask Change while I am playing a basic Jinzo deck since I’m working on Espa Roba. I have a tribute summoned Jinzo out on the field early, and even bring another one to the field with Jinzo-Returner’s effect. But, for some reason (beginning around Turn 10 or 12 of the duel) the game no longer permitted me to attack his Destiny Hero-Decider with the tribute summoned Jinzo, hence why I brought back the other one, but it wouldn’t let me attack with him either. All my other monsters could attack just fine... Only both Jinzos had this issue, and I saw no effects used by either side that would’ve stopped these attacks from even being declared. It’s just highly strange and I have no clue how it happened, but I don’t like losing the game because of a glitch like this, especially if it’s in PvP (Thankfully, this duel wasn’t)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
maybe read decider effect
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You can't attack decider with a high level monster
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm impressed that you fail to notice Decider's very first line of text

I mean, not noticing the very last line of Rose Lover's text at least has the scrolling excuse, but in this case, it was the VERY FIRST LINE OF TEXT on Decider......
<< Anonymous
Ho Lee Fuk 6days ago Reply
'Level 6 or higher monster ur opp control cant target this card as an att target', in case you're wondering ...
Anonymous 11days ago

active daily , exchange 3 star challenges .
Phantom 11days ago
send 1000 starting lp one.
Anonymous 23days ago
What is the point of these stupid challenges? More than half of vagabond decks are sleazy Fur Hires, and I'm so freaking fed up of seeing it, and then having no chance to beat it without be ing a long time player and having cards like floodgate, canadia, etc.

These challenges could be more fun if they were realistic, not "no special summons" or "start with only 1 card"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
Uhm Auto duel and gaining exp doesn't matter what deck you're up against or whether you win or lose that's what it's good for
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
I should add that I was so eager to DESTROY every last one of those furs that I made a specific deck to do it. In the end I couldn't get my wish fulfilled because of the challenge "no special summons".
Anonymous 26days ago

active daily , exchange 3 star challenges .
Anonymous 26days ago
I just LOVE when you accept the "Begin the Duel with 1 card in your hand" challenge and Vagabond opens with Amazoness princess and on next turn has Swordswoman, Tiger and Onslaught on the field...
Anonymous 29days ago
Most of time, Vagabond use Purr Hire Deck.
Why Vagabond keeps asking me to see the opponent deck IF i cannot copy-paste??????

There is no meaning to show me it, I won't lose my time transcripting all cards in it so just give me the option to copy-paste or to diable it!
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
...The point is to give you ideas for building your own decks if the deck piqued your curiosity. Realistically, the Vagabond's only a thing in the first place to show off cards so you buy more packs. I like being able to see them, you occasionally come across unique decks. And Vagabonds are infrequent enough that pressing "no" a few times a day isn't even a problem.

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