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

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anoymous 2days ago
people say it is better to pick the "1 card" restriction for friends since it provides the highest exp even you lose. Is that true? and any other alternative is also good with the EXP?
anoymous 3days ago
So how is the vagabonds deck chosen? Every time I duel him he's using a kog tier deck, and I lose every time.
Stef 3days ago
I may be wrong but i think his deck somehow adjusts to challenge difficulty
anoymous 4days ago
what reward cards do you get from this guy is there a list somewhere, i just started two days ago i dont know much yet.
Stef 3days ago
I think his rewards are the same of SD. Except the XP
anoymous 4days ago
His 3 spell/trap at start is hard, my garlandolf just destroyed with his michizure succk
Maz 7days ago
Sometimes he wants you to refer a friend for him to duel and sometimes he just says "Excellent dueling." Does this depend on your score perhaps?
anoymous 5days ago
That's a good question. I want to know it too
anoymous 8days ago
Is it just me or is this the hardest AI Duelist at any level?
anoymous 3days ago
Im stage 36 and my answer is yes so far
anoymous 8days ago
This guy seriously reminds me of Red.
Stef 3days ago
Yeah... For those who dont know Red, read Pokémon manga
anoymous 8days ago
I had Big Shield Gardna with the "Negate Monster Effects" challenge but his effect worked like normal and he switched to attack position after an attack. Is it because I got Gardna through the "Conscription" trap?
anoymous 7days ago
Then, some one should remove Giant Orc's effect being negated, because its activation is similar to Big Shield Gardna's. Their effects activate automatically. Also The Unfriendly Amazon requires a tribute despite the effect negation.
anoymous 7days ago
"Negate Monster Effects" means an effect you activate by tapping the monster during the main phase (ex. Barrel Dragon)
Erroth 11days ago
This is clearly Red from pokemon.

The "..." is a dead giveaway
BIZa 5days ago
Clearly a reference.
Dominick 11days ago
No, its not, its MC from YuGiOh TagForce, not pokemon
Sky 11days ago
Can you make a list about the amount of EXP you get if you win/lose the different challenges?
anoymous 5days ago
the highest is the one card starting hand. 2250 for loss and 2500 for victory.
Vagabond 14days ago
I have an unlockable portrait (I accidentally clicked claim before I could read how I got it)
jiji 14days ago
By playing 100 pvp duels.
Vagabond 14days ago
More proof:
Vagabond 14days ago
Bora 14days ago
Start with one card is definitely the hardest challenge
anoymous 12days ago
Actually that is debatable. The worst challenge most of the time is the start with 3 monsters challenge, because the monsters are random, you have the chance of the vagabond starting with 2 tribute monsters such as a blue eyes
Jamal 15days ago
My father plays this game too, and he dropped 250 gems from The Vagabond. After the battle, a message just showed up the same way it does when you get gems by clicking on parts of scenery, but instead of 1~5 gems, he got 250.
Jamal 15days ago
Oh yeah, probably, you need to beat him to have chances of getting gems. Maybe that's the reason his challenges are so difficult.
PheonixBlue9 18days ago
I have beaten him once with his 3 monster start. I used a lot of effect monsters and them just overpowered him from then on.
PheonixBlue9 18days ago
Anyone else think that the Vagabond is Jaden from GX?
Daemon Blitzkrieg 14days ago
"Vagabond" has ALWAYS been your starting protagonist in just about every YuGiOh game. He's been around since forever, just without a name.
Vagashit 21days ago
EZPZ. The opening hand 1 is the only thing you should be scared to face but it still gives you 2000+ EXP when you lose.
leofra 23days ago
how much time need the vagabond to respawn?
Is a good idea farm xp from him everytime he is available?
cassandra 24days ago
by far the easiest challenge for me was,, starting duel with 1000 LP..
other than that,, depends on my luck with the card
Ljun 22days ago
NOPE, it really depends on luck, I got one and met a burn deck, i cant even get my turn
Chronomalous 22days ago
I used to think 1000 LP was a good one, but now prefer (and send to friends [my name here is same as in-game, anyone here can add]) the 3-card hand, because he one-shotted me on 1000-LP by dropping Gravity Axe - Grarl and Shooting Star Bow - Ceal on his Leotaur, bypassing my somewhat strong field.
Yup 25days ago
Dude's a nigger.
anoymous 17days ago
KittiChan1 27days ago
Damn, too strong at the moment. I had to deal with his set trap/spell cards as my first duell. Michizure screwed my first monster. He summons axe raider and played an equipment card and deals damage. I destroy his monster with my Amazon with Banner of courage boost but because of the tie in ATK I also lose my monster. Next turn he ritual summons and normal summons another monster to just deal 3900 Damage.

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