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


Koraxtu 5hour ago
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 latest
Sorry about my comments earlier, yes the vagabond seems to use an LP-draining deck whenever the 1000LP challenge is selected
Lawrence 4hour ago
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.
Stages 8hour ago
In stage 57: "Win against The Vagabond with a Duel Assessment of at least 3500 or 4000"

any ideas?
EXPLODIA 2days ago
i try to Farm The Vagabond ang got a score of 64000 using Scorpion he does not drop any cards just gives out Chest
Nuttal latest
Oh sorry you mean 6400 XD sorry im being a jerk there
Nuttal 10hour ago
64 thousand? Wow. New record over here
DelvisHD 8days ago
What is the respawn time of a vagabond?
anoymous 14days ago
the option to send the vagabound to frends is random . there is no option to send the vagabound to your friends!
Raja 5days ago
maybe you cant send to your friend if in their duel world vagabond already showed up
zandero 14days ago
is there a reward list of all cards from the vagabund andor the standard duelists ?
anoymous 15days ago
How do I send him to friends?
Ryuu 18days ago
There some way in the game to know what friend sent the Vagabond?
Eriks 17days ago
He will say BEFORE the duel, who sent him (introduced him) to you.
Gally 22days ago
Is it just me or the Vagabond suddenly became a joke? Since yesterday, he plays like a lvl 10 duelist and I keep beating him with no difficulty, even with the 1-card challenge! (not complaining, but he was such a challenging bad*ss it feels weird!)
anoymous 19days ago
Since today, the Vagabond return to play in a very good way with powerful cards, so you have to be lucky or use a very good deck to win
anoymous 21days ago
I also noticed this issue. I Hope Konami makes him challenging again
Ren Akaba 21days ago
Ikr I actually liked when he was challenging
dink 23days ago
can you guys add a chart to show how much xp each challenge gives with a win vs loss?
Tortox 19days ago
Not complete, but might help.
Dwayne 23days ago
Anyone played him recently i think they fucked up cuz he has trash cards now
anoymous 23days ago
He takes a deck from a random player, so yes, there's indeed a good chance for him to have a crappy deck. Same thing with the daily challenge: really funny, giving someone who's facing lvl 45 AI a starter Yugi/Kaiba deck... >_<
anoymous 26days 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 23days ago
That's indeed true: even a loss gives more EXP than the second most profitable option. And since the Vagabond's rewards suck, EXP is the only valuable thing he gives out.
anoymous 27days 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 27days ago
I may be wrong but i think his deck somehow adjusts to challenge difficulty
anoymous 28days 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 27days ago
I think his rewards are the same of SD. Except the XP
anoymous 28days ago
His 3 spell/trap at start is hard, my garlandolf just destroyed with his michizure succk
Maz 31days 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 19days ago
If you win he'll ask you to refer a friend. If you lose he'll say "excellent dueling" even though most of the time he'll wreck you.
anoymous 29days ago
That's a good question. I want to know it too
anoymous 1/1/1970
Is it just me or is this the hardest AI Duelist at any level?
anoymous 27days ago
Im stage 36 and my answer is yes so far
anoymous 1/1/1970
This guy seriously reminds me of Red.
Stef 27days ago
Yeah... For those who dont know Red, read Pokémon manga
anoymous 1/1/1970
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 31days 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 31days ago
"Negate Monster Effects" means an effect you activate by tapping the monster during the main phase (ex. Barrel Dragon)
Erroth 1/1/1970
This is clearly Red from pokemon.

The "..." is a dead giveaway
BIZa 29days ago
Clearly a reference.
Dominick 1/1/1970
No, its not, its MC from YuGiOh TagForce, not pokemon

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