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The Vagabond is a character that appears in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Visually, he appears to be the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links incarnation of the Player from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force games and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival. In version 2.8.0 and on, he has a palette-swapped variation called The Vagrant who gives out more EXP.


The Vagabond is a Duelist, steeped in legend and shrouded in mystery, who makes rare appearances in the game.

He will challenge you to Duels with special conditions, but depending on how the Duel plays out, you can obtain more character experience points than normal.

If you have the opportunity, be sure to challenge the Vagabond to a Duel!


The Vagabond will occasionally show up in Duel World. If approached, he will remain mute, but will offer to Duel the player with a pre-determined "challenge" imposed on that player. These opportunities are beneficial for the player, as they will receive more character experience points than normal from Dueling The Vagabond, with the amount being dependent on the type of challenge they endured and whether they won or lost. These possible challenges are as follows:

Challenge Difficulty Exp for win Exp for loss Exp for draw
Opponent begins the Duel with 1000 LP 1900 950 ?
Draw 2 cards during your Draw Phase 1900 950 ?
You can Normal Summon twice per turn 1900 950 ?
Defeat the Vagabond ★★ 2200 1100 ?
Begin the Duel with Spell/Trap Cards Set ★★ 2200 1100 ?
Begin the Duel with 8000 LP ★★ 2200 1100 ?
Both players begin the Duel with 7 cards in hand ★★ 2200 1100 ?
Tribute Summons do not require Tributes ★★ 2200 1100 ?
Both players begin the Duel with 3 Monsters on the field ★★ 2200 1100 ?
Begin the Duel with 1 card in your hand ★★★ 2500 1250 ?
You cannot Special Summon ★★★ 2500 1250 ?
Monster effects cannot be used ★★★ 2500 1250 ?

Occasionally after a Duel with The Vagabond (regardless of victory or defeat), The Vagabond will remark, "That was an interesting Duel. Are your friends as skilled as you? If they are, I would like you to introduce me to one of your friends," whereupon the player is subsequently prompted to pick one of their friends and assign one of the above challenges.

  • As of January 27, 2020, The Vagabond no longer gives the player a challenge as certain challenges made the duel much too difficult for some players. Instead, the deck's rank in Duel Links' Ranked Duels determines how much EXP is earned. Earned EXP is based on the following:
Rank EXP
Rookie 1400
Bronze 1500
Silver 1600
Gold 1700
Platinum 1800
Legendary and above 2000



The Vagabond can use any Deck used by any other player of Duel Links, and picks a random Deck to use among them when spawning.

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.