|This article is about the unit in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten. For the unit in Age of Mythology, see Jarl (Age of Mythology).|
Jarl is represented by a Tarkan but with better stats. Unlike generic Tarkans however, the Jarl chucks axes which deal melee damage at range, similar to the Throwing Axeman. Although he carries a torch, the in game animation shows him chucking axes upon attacking the enemy. Like other cavalry, Jarl is affected by all upgrades that affect cavalry as well as any other bonuses that affect them. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can regenerate health.
A notable appearance of a Jarl is in the York scenario, as part of a landing party that must establish a base in the British Isles, before the Great Heathen Army arrives. He should be used to fight Monks, as he cannot be converted and can also quickly kill them with his large attack.