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|Duel Links||Challenge Deck|
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.
He is not voiced, speaking only in ellipses.
The Vagabond is a Duelist, steeped in legend and shrouded in mystery, who makes rare appearances in the game.
The Vagabond uses decks that were recently used by other players in Ranked Duels, so his deck is likely to be stronger than Standard and Legendary Duelists' decks.
He also gives out more EXP than other Duelists, so be sure to challenge him if you see him in Duel World.
The Vagabond will occasionally show up in Duel World. If the Vagabond is present, he is present in all Duel Worlds at once; after being Dueled, he disappears from all Duel Worlds.
The Vagabond awards more experience than other Duelists. The Vagabond uses decks that were used by players in Ranked Duels, and the experience awarded is determined by the Rank that the Vagabond's deck was used in, with higher ranked decks giving more experience. If the player loses to or draws with the Vagabond, the experience received is halved.
|Rank||Exp for win||Exp for loss and draw|
|Legendary and above||2000||1000|
After a Duel with The Vagabond (regardless of the result), the Vagabond may ask the player to direct him to one their friends. If the player accepts this offer, they can choose one of their friends from their friends list to send the Vagabond to. The Vagabond will appear in Duel World for that player with the same Deck he used against the sending player.
The Vagabond uses random decks played by Duel Links players in Ranked Duels. When the player talks to the Vagabond before the Duel, the game displays the in-game name, country of origin, and rank of the player whose deck he is using, as well as the Deck's name and a key card in that Deck. After the Duel, the player may look through the Vagabond's Deck.
Prior to January 27, 2020, the Vagabond would Duel the player with a pre-determined challenge imposed on the Duel, visible to the player before the start of the Duel. The experience awarded depended on the challenge, with challenges considered to be more difficult awarding more experience.
When the player sent the Vagabond to a friend, they were able to choose which challenge to impose on the Duel their friend would have.
From the games launch until an unknown date, the Vagabond could Duel the player with any of the following challenges.
|Challenge||Details||Exp for win||Exp for loss||Exp for draw|
|Start with 1000 LP||N/A||1500||1250||?|
|Smaller Spell/Trap Zone||The left and right Zones are made unusable.||1300||1050||?|
|Smaller Monster Zone||The middle Zone is made unusable.||1300||1050||?|
|No Special Summons||N/A||1700||1450||?|
|No Monster Effect Activation||N/A||1700||1450||?|
|Start with 3 Opponent Monsters||The Duel begins with The Vagabond placing 3 monsters from their Main Deck to their field, then both players draw their starting hands, then the appropriate Skills apply (if any) before the first turn player starts their Main Phase.||1500||1250||?|
|Spell/Trap Cards Set at Start||The Duel begins with The Vagabond Setting 3 Spell/Trap Cards from their Main Deck to their field, then both players draw their starting hands, then the appropriate Skills apply (if any) before the first turn player starts their Main Phase.||1500||1250||1250|
|Opening Hand: 1 Card||This excludes the normal draw, if the player goes second.||2500||2250||?|
|Opening Hand: 2 Cards||This excludes the normal draw, if the player goes second.||1700||1450||?|
|Opening Hand: 3 Cards||This excludes the normal draw, if the player goes second.||1100||850||?|
From an unknown date until January 26, 2020, the Vagabond could Duel the player with any of the following challenges. Each challenge had a difficulty rating, which corresponding to the experience awarded; Level 1 challenges benefited the player, Level 2 challenges affected both players equally, and Level 3 challenge benefited the Vagabond.
|Challenge||Level||Exp for win||Exp for loss||Notes|
|Defeat the Vagabond.||2||2200||1100||Has no effect|
|Opponent begins the Duel at 1000 LP.||1||1900||950|
|You can Normal Summon twice per turn.||1||1900||950|
|Begin the Duel with 1 card in your hand.||3||2500||1250|
|You cannot Special Summon.||3||2500||1250|
|Both players begin the Duel with 3 monsters on the field.||2||2200||1100||Three random Monster Cards (or as many as possible if fewer than 3) from each player's own Main Deck start in Attack Position in their Monster Zones, before starting hands are drawn or Skills activate.|
|Begin the Duel with Spell/Trap Cards Set.||2||2200||1100||Three random Spell/Trap Cards (or as many as possible if fewer than 3), except Field Spell Cards, from each player's own Deck start set in their Spell & Trap Zones, before starting hands are drawn or Skills activate.|
|Begin the Duel with 8000 LP.||2||2200||1100|
|Tribute Summons do not require Tributes.||2||2200||1100||Monsters with a Normal Summon condition (e.g. "Obelisk the Tormentor") must still fulfill those conditions to be Normal Summoned.|
|Both players begin the Duel with 7 cards in hand.||2||2200||1100|