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(matomo)
mikio Reply
Lemme add u
Active daily i'll always return the vagabond add me : 341-144-758

<< Anonymous(Archeus)
WeaponX Reply
Can you accept
One of the many things I hate about this game and things I wish the devs would wake up and do something about. This guy could be a fun challenge over the AI fodder they throw at us if he obeyed his rules. I think everyone can agree: fighting a KOG tier deck when your side of the field is gimped for the fight isn't fun at all. Its needlessly frustrating and BS.
One of three things needs to happen:
1. This guy doesn't fight with KOG tier decks. The meta is always the same 5 decks that I hate playing against, so that's all he uses. Show some variety.
2. Rules apply to both sides. I have ONCE won the "start with one card" challenge, and that's due to god tier draws. Losing the ability to special summon/use effects is guaranteed loss.
3. Put in an option to tell this guy "fk off until you have a doable challenge and stop clogging up my boards"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The one thing I want for the Vagabond is the option to set a preferred challenge. (IE, something it defaults to when other people send you a Vagabond.) Different people have different preferences. Some prefer 2-stars, some prefer 3. Some prefer specific ones like start with monsters. Keeping track of who wants what is basically impossible, even moreso if you add randoms.
I'm active player online almost every day. Add me for vagabonds challange 3 monster on the field and im gonna return the favour.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
your characters name 170-720-763
Jesus stop hating on Konami if you dont like the challenge don’t duel him
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
People don’t like free experience points
I hate Vagabond. As ALWAYS! How can I defeat him when I only have one card in my hand in first turn, while he uses Koa'ki, huh? OTKed.
<< Anonymous
Vagabond Reply
lol that was you I just wasted? lol! why come here and cry lol? don't be sad here I'll give you a nice!
<< Anonymous(Vagabond )
Anonymous. Reply
Gee "vagabond" (ie dumb kid pretending to be him), why don't you try winning your matches fairly instead of relying on rules which disadvantage the other player and not yourself??
Too pathetic to fight fairly? I thought so.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous.)
Anonymous Reply
Another unfair treatment from Konami:

If you get a 1 star challenge, you are far more likely to brick (in other words, your draws are rigged), just because 1 star challenge is easy.

Which would have been fair, if Konami didn't also rigged Vagabond's draws in the 1 star challenge to be incredibly perfect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Amen to that. If this guy followed his own rules, or got gimped by them instead of us, I would like this challenge better. Seriously, he always has Legend/KoG decks. This guy does not need to gimp his competition when he can just turtle up behind traps till he gets bored.
Really wish Konami woke up to the fact that "NO, NOT EVERYONE LIKES GOING UP AGAINST LEGEND AND KOG TIER DECKS"
If I wanna get Bs'ed in this game, I get enough of that by merit of there not being any useful mulligan system in the game, or by just PvPing in general. Can we get a Vagabond who uses ALL decks, meaning ones that this site considers popular but not A-tier? Huh, Konami? Can We?
I’ve had enough with the Vagabond used the same cards I dueled! For explain: destiny heroes, ancient gear, vampires, koki konei and yuel combo of nethety I played many times sometime won and lost. In fact I’m sick tired of the same cards! So I gave them complain about this. I hope they have to figure out something about this!
they should go back to unknown deck challenged
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
challgenges* or maybe not?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Challenges* or maybe not?
Add me, send me challenges and I’ll return the favor. I play everyday:


429 - 865 - 720

Whichever is easiest. just need him to hit lvl 10
3 monster challenge if possible.

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