Vagabond Exchange

Vagabond in Duel World


The Vagabond is a Duelist, steeped in legend and shrouded in mystery, who makes rare appearences in Duel World. He will challenge you to duels with special conditions using decks created by real players that were used in Ranked Duels. He may prove to be a challenge early on, but he gives a much higher EXP payout than normal, win or lose. Be sure to duel the Vagabond at every opportunity, especially as a new player!

After a duel, the Vagabond may ask you to introduce him to one of your friends. Select the person and challenge, then he’ll appear in their Duel World with a message that you sent him! The EXP reward for challenges correlate to their difficulty, so high-difficulty challenges are the clear choice to send to friends. Try to keep a list of which friends you’ve sent to so you don’t miss anyone out!

The more friends you have, the more times the Vagabond will turn up, so be sure to add as many friends as you can!

Adding Friends

Vagabond Friends

You can locate your “Duelist ID” from any screen in Duel World and at the top left when your lauch the game (before you click “Initiate Link!”).

  1. Go to Player Profile (the icon is in the top right, next to the Settings cog).
  2. Select “Friends”.
  3. Click the “Search” tab at the bottom. Here you’ll find your Duelist ID and will be able to search for people by their ID or name too.

Post your Duelist ID in the comments below and add fellow duelists!

Once you’ve added a friend you can both send each other challenges. The best challenges to send are “LVL ⭐⭐⭐” since winning them awards the most EXP however a two star challenge: “Both players begin the Duel with 3 monsters on the field” has a 100% winrate if your friend has all the cards.


Challenges have a diffuculity rating of either ⭐⭐⭐ (hardest), ⭐⭐ or ⭐ (easiest). If you lose the duel, you get half the EXP as you would from winning.

Monster effects cannot be used

LVL ⭐⭐⭐ | Win: 2500 EXP

This also stops negative “Trigger Effects” from activating, like Jirai Gumo, Gaia Soul the Combustible Collective and Susa Soldier etc. However, “Continuous Effects” like Lancer Lindwurm, Berserk Gorilla and Flash Assailant etc. will still occur.

You cannot Special Summon

LVL ⭐⭐⭐ | Win: 2500 EXP

No fusions, rituals or graveyard revivals! Essentially simpler times with a single normal summon per turn with supporting spell/trap cards.

Begin the Duel with 1 card in your hand

LVL ⭐⭐⭐ | Win: 2500 EXP

This is the toughest challenge to win, since you are at a massive card disadvanatge, although not impossible. Never send this to friends as the other two challenges above are much easier to face.

Both players begin the Duel with 3 monsters on the field

LVL ⭐⭐ | Win: 2200 EXP

This deck has a 100% win rate - hasn’t failed me yet! The general idea is to lock the Vagabond out of making any plays, then use piercing damage/postion changing cards to end the duel quickly as he cowers in defense!

Duel Links Card: Sorcerer%20of%20Dark%20Magic
Duel Links Card: Destiny%20HERO%20-%20Plasma
Duel Links Card: Horus%20the%20Black%20Flame%20Dragon%20LV8
Duel Links Card: Back-Up%20Rider
Duel Links Card: Back-Up%20Rider
Duel Links Card: Back-Up%20Rider
Duel Links Card: Big%20Bang%20Shot
Duel Links Card: Big%20Bang%20Shot
Duel Links Card: Big%20Bang%20Shot
Duel Links Card: Enemy%20Controller
Duel Links Card: Enemy%20Controller
Duel Links Card: Fairy%20Meteor%20Crush
Duel Links Card: Fairy%20Meteor%20Crush
Duel Links Card: Fairy%20Meteor%20Crush
Duel Links Card: Stop%20Defense
Duel Links Card: Stop%20Defense
Duel Links Card: Stop%20Defense
Duel Links Card: Wall%20of%20Disruption
Duel Links Card: Wall%20of%20Disruption
Duel Links Card: Wall%20of%20Disruption
  • You can substitute Sorcerer of Dark Magic for Jinzo but you’ll have to remove traps from the deck.
  • The spells/traps are entirely flexible, these are a few suggestions:
Duel Links Card: Stamping%20Destruction
Duel Links Card: Axe%20of%20Despair
Duel Links Card: Mage%20Power
Duel Links Card: Dragon's%20Gunfire
Duel Links Card: H%20-%20Heated%20Heart
Duel Links Card: Mask%20of%20Brutality
Duel Links Card: Horn%20of%20the%20Unicorn

Tribute Summons do not require Tributes

LVL ⭐⭐ | Win: 2200 EXP

Abuse this challenge by filling your deck with strong level 5+ normal summonable monsters, U.A., Archfiends and Hazy Flame decks in particular thrive since they run many high level monsters. Here are some generic monster additions you could include, along with 8-10 spell/trap cards:

Duel Links Card: Blizzard%20Princess
Duel Links Card: Jinzo
Duel Links Card: Amazoness%20Queen
Duel Links Card: Ancient%20Gear%20Golem
Duel Links Card: Vision%20HERO%20Witch%20Raider
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Magician%20of%20Chaos
Duel Links Card: Jurrac%20Titano
Duel Links Card: White%20Night%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Invader%20of%20Darkness
Duel Links Card: Tyrant%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Citadel%20Whale
Duel Links Card: Barrel%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Blowback%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Sanga%20of%20the%20Thunder
Duel Links Card: Suijin
Duel Links Card: Kazejin
Duel Links Card: Gandora%20the%20Dragon%20of%20Destruction
Duel Links Card: The%20Creator
Duel Links Card: Great%20Shogun%20Shien
Duel Links Card: Master%20Gig

Both players begin the Duel with 7 cards in hand

LVL ⭐⭐ | Win: 2200 EXP

You can use a deck that has powerful combos since consistency will increase dramatically with 7 cards.

Begin the Duel with 8000 LP

LVL ⭐⭐ | Win: 2200 EXP

Decks that require some setup will prosper here as you’ll have the opportunity to stall with double the LP. You can also abuse Cyber-Stein along with Life Cost 0 if you’re feeling especially devious!

Begin the Duel with Spell/Trap cards set

LVL ⭐⭐ | Win: 2200 EXP

Three spell/trap cards will be set in your spell and trap card zone at random, then your starting hand will be drawn.

Opponent begins the Duel at 1000 LP

LVL ⭐ | Win: 1900 EXP

This is one of the easiest challenges to beat. Stack your deck with effect damage cards like Hinotama, Goblin Thief, Raimei, Burning Land, Cobra Jar, Gravekeeper’s Curse, Ancient Gear Cannon, Lady Assailant of Flames, Needle Ball, Dragon’s Gunfire and Abare Ushioni (if you’re feeling lucky!). There are many more effect damage cards, filter by “Damage LP” under the “Card Effect” category in the filter.

You can Normal Summon twice per turn

LVL ⭐ | Win: 1900 EXP

Double the fun!

Defeat the Vagabond

LVL ⭐ | Win: 1900 EXP

A simple and straightforward challenge.

If you have any new deck ideas for the challenges post them in the comments below!

If you want some more friends or you’re just looking for someone to duel, post your Duelist ID in the comments below!

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