Grizzled Jarl | Raid Shadow Legends

Raid Shadow Legends Grizzled Jarl Skill Mastery Equip Guide


NAME: Grizzled Jarl
FACTION: Dwarves
ROLE: Defense
USABILITY: Mid-Late Game
TOMES: 13 (A2 A3)



Obtain from

Ancient Shard
Sacred Shard
Primal Shard

Blessings Recommendation

Phantom Touch (Clan Boss)
Cruelty (Debuffer)


★★★✰✰ Campaign
★★★★★ Arena Defense
★★★★★ Arena Offense
★★★★★ Clan Boss
★★★✰✰ Hydra
★★★★★ Faction Wars


★★★★✰ Minotaur
★★★✰✰ Spider
★✰✰✰✰ Fire Knight
★★★★✰ Dragon
★★★★✰ Ice Golem
★★★★✰ Iron Twins
★✰✰✰✰ Sand Devil
★✰✰✰✰ Phantom Shogun


★★★★✰ Arcane Keep
★★★★✰ Void Keep
★✰✰✰✰ Force Keep
★★★★★ Spirit Keep
★★★✰✰ Magic Keep

Doom Tower

★★★★✰ Floors
★★✰✰✰ Magma Dragon
★✰✰✰✰ Nether Spider
★★★✰✰ Frost Spider
★★★★✰ Scarab King
★★✰✰✰ Celestial Griffin
★★★★✰ Eternal Dragon
★★✰✰✰ Dreadhorn
★★✰✰✰ Dark Fae

Grizzled Jarl Skills

Massive Halberd
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 35% chance of placing a 100% [Heal Reduction] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Damage Multiplier: 3.5 DEF

Ancestral Shield (Cooldown: 5 turns)
Places a [Block Debuffs] buff on all allies for 1 turn. Places a 60% [Increase DEF] buff on all allies for 2 turns.
Level 2: Cooldown -1
Level 3: Cooldown -1

Earthstomp (Cooldown: 5 turns)
Attacks all enemies. Has a 75% chance of placing a 50% [Decrease ATK] debuff on all enemies for 2 turns. Decreases each target’s MAX HP by 30% of the damage inflicted.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Damage +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Damage +5%
Level 6: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 7: Buff/Debuff Chance +15%
Level 8: Cooldown -1
Damage Multiplier: 3.3 DEF

Grizzled Jarl Build Guide

Arena, Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons, Doom Tower, Faction Wars

Recommended Artifacts

PvE: Bloodthirst, Impulse, Lifesteal, Reflex, Relentless
PvP: Zeal
PvE & PvP: Accuracy, Critical Damage, Defiant, Deflection, Divine Speed, Instinct, Killstroke, Lethal, Merciless, Perception, Resilience, Savage, Speed, Supersonic

Stats Allocation

Weapon (ATK)
Helmet (HP)
Shield (DEF)
Gauntlets (DEF% / C.RATE / C.DMG)
Chestplate (DEF% / ACC)
Boots (SPD / DEF%)
Ring (DEF)
Amulet (C.DMG / DEF)
Banner (DEF / ACC)

Stats Priority

DEF Nuker & Debuffer: DEF%, C.RATE, C.DMG, SPD, ACC

Grizzled Jarl Mastery Guide

Arena, Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons, Doom Tower, Faction Wars

Raid Shadow Legends Grizzled Jarl Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Shield Breaker
  4. Life Drinker
  5. Bring it Down
  6. Methodical
  7. Warmaster


  1. Pinpoint Accuracy
  2. Exalt in Death
  3. Rapid Response
  4. Arcane Celerity
  5. Cycle of Magic
  6. Evil Eye
  7. Lasting Gifts
  8. Master Hexer

Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons

Raid Shadow Legends Grizzled Jarl Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Single Out
  4. Life Drinker
  5. Bring it Down
  6. Cycle of Violence
  7. Methodical
  8. Stoked to Fury
  9. Warmaster


  1. Defiant
  2. Rejuvenation
  3. Improved Parry
  4. Resurgent
  5. Delay Death
  6. Retribution

Grizzled Jarl Storyline

Like the great Kingdoms of Kaerok and Aravia, the Dwarves follow a loosely feudal system based around a core of noble bloodlines. Descended from the heroes and legends of old, these nobles take up the burden of leadership both in times of peace and in times of war. Jarls are numerous among them – the rulers of smaller Dwarven towns and fortresses that are spread throughout the entire underground realm. But by ancient tradition, the leaders must fight alongside their armies as honour and courage demand. It is not uncommon to see old, grizzled Dwarves leading their forces or smaller bands of Champions in person. Armed with weapons and armour that has survived generations, this Grizzled Jarl is a force to be reckoned with. Mighty enchantments strengthen the armour of his allies to take the steel of their foes unscratched, just like his own shield can turn aside axe and mace alike.

Grizzled Jarl Updates

  1. (2019-09-19) Raid Shadow Legends Patch V1.10 #2

Grizzled Jarl Videos

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33 thoughts on “Grizzled Jarl | Raid Shadow Legends

  1. rez75

    @RelativeNewabie There are several factors that make Jarl better than Marked. First of all stats at the expense of a bit of hp and speed you get a lot more deff and res. Second, jarl adds aoe decrease attack 50% at the cost of decrease deff 30%, which gives your party a lot more survivability. Thirdly, it deals surprisingly high damage with both a1 and a3

  2. RelativeNewbie

    As good as he is in Clan Boss, you should be looking at Marked. She’s got the exact same defensive ability on her a3 as Jarl does on his a2. Same buffs, same durations, same cooldown. The difference is that Marked, being a Rare, is much easier to pull from a shard and MUCH easier to book.

  3. Andrew

    0 stars for Scarab King? He does decrease max hp….and one one rotation he’s strong affinity…feels like that needs at least a 3 or 4 stars?

  4. jonathon mccue

    @DHILLERS Watch the last video , get def% on the bottom 3 artifacts it works in CB so worth the try.

  5. jonathon mccue


  6. dhillers

    I am getting killed on Doom Tower Hard lvl 50 with Borgoth… I’ve taken the advice and rebuilt my Vergis with Destroy gear, but I still need a “shield man” for my team. I think that Jarl might be the right option built very tanky with enough speed to kinda keep up with my team at 250-210 speed if I build him with 170 speed and huge defense and resist. of course, I could speed tune this team, but I just don’t have the gear for it… even as an early end game player… so I’ll try it and see.

  7. Vindaloser

    His block debuffs doesn’t seem to work against spiderlings as my champions are still getting poisoned…?

  8. Ittino

    Ik equipped hun with 2 speed sets, 1 acc set and speed shoes for speed 200. He starts first every round and saves my team with his 60% Inc Def. This Guy rocks!! His Inc Def and Decr att keeps going on and on.

  9. Ayumilove Post author

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  10. Wystix

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  11. Tom Chapman Barros-Wing

    Hmm, I’m SURE you have better things to do than list every possible artifact combination that would work well for any given champion … but anyone have success with Grizzled Jarl in Faction Wars in gear OTHER than 2 Defense 1 Speed?

    I’m building my Grizzled Jarl up fully at the moment, and I honestly can’t figure out what works best with this guy. I’ve never really given him much attention in the past, but now I’m trying to beat Dwarf 21 with Maulie, Mountain King, Baerdal Fellhammer, Rearguard Sergeant (all maxed), and then this guy (on his way to being maxed). With those others maxed and Grizzled Jarl only 2/3 developed, I got the final boss down to about half life a few times–but I’m hoping to have a reliable Dwarf 21 team the next time it comes around.

  12. AliasOfMine

    @Pamant- the one with support tree is without counter attack clanboss, the one with defence masteries is for a counter attack comp.

    also, i would reccommend (with his a2 booked) to set him to exactly the same speed or very slightly above the clanboss speed, so he always blocks the stun


    Resist on sheet above states 75 but looking at character screen mine is listed at 60.

  14. Yoyoyo

    His kit looks as if it should be good in Fire Knight, like at least 3 star

  15. Pamant

    You have 2 Masteries for CB and dungeons, which one do you recommend?


  16. Ayumilove Post author

    @Lenskek: It depends on the synergy you build in a tanky team. I encountered a very strong Grizzled Jarl in Arena Defense (High Resist Tanky Slow Team), and when he casts his A3 skill, it deals 30K damage to my champions, which is quite impressive. It wiped out half my Arena team champions.

  17. Lenskek

    Thank you for all your work. I personally don’t really see the appeal of this champion in Arena. It quickly gets useless as the stuff you recommend is not fast enough to shield allies before the enemy team can attack. And with their decrease turn meter increase + defense debuff or increase attack buff, the first enemy to attack is often enough to wipe the whole team.

    Though I have only been playing this game for a month so the meta may have shifted towards speed since then. My thought is I would prefer to have an increase turn meter and decrease def in my team, as well as a very tanky champion who can heal the whole team. (this is only regarding the arena)

  18. Ayumilove Post author

    @Brandt Wessels: As what Titan has suggested, equip Grizzled Jarl with equipment that has low/none Accuracy substats, so he will not be able to inflict Healing Reduction on Clan Boss.

  19. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jerry: Clan Boss HP is not affected by Decreased MAX HP except for Dungeon Bosses and the enemy champions.

  20. miles1200

    @Jerry, I’m too lazy to look it up, but I think that the CB’s Max HP can’t be decreased by 30% ^^

  21. Jerry

    I wonder does his [Decreases each target’s MAX HP by 30% of the damage inflicted] works on Dungeon bosses and Clan boss or just in Area?

  22. Titan

    His a1 does not become an issue with super low acc… mainly whatever the Great Hall gives. On the higher cb battles, you need a great deal of acc so it doesn’t affect him much taking a debuff slot.

  23. Brandt Wessels

    I dislike the heal reduction for CB on A1. This removes the 10th debuff spot from being an extra poison.

  24. Ayumilove Post author

    @Cobracommand: It depends on what champions you currently have and build a team around the essential skill set. What Clan Boss mode are you currently working on? Grizzled Jarl is mostly used in Clan Boss and Dungeons. Rarely see him in Arena.

  25. Cobracommand

    what is best to use him for Arena or clan boss? and what other champions balance with him?

    would him, gravechill killer, karam, ult galek would that be a good clan boss team? i never can figure out best teams for certain players

  26. Ayumilove Post author

    @dhr21577: Thanks for your constructive input. I have updated Grizzled Jarl’s equipment section to include 3 Speed Set for Dungeons and bumped up the Spider’s Den rating from 2 to 3 stars.

  27. dhr21577

    Couple of thoughts here on Jarl.

    I think the ratings here are very accurate. Only thing I might, personally, have considered changing is an extra star on spider. He does have an AOE with a reasonable cooldown, but it’s the block debuffs that can be especially useful there to deal with poisons.

    Just a note on the gear suggestions. Jarl is labelled as a defence champion, and his damage scales off defence. An examination of his skills will show that they benefit primarily from the support masteries. I find it useful to think of him less as a defence champion (who do things like provoke, counter, stun etc) and more of a defensive support champion (who do things like atk down debuffs and defence up buffs). To that end, I run him in 3 speed sets, similarly to how most support champions are geared. This keeps those buffs and debuffs rolling over as quickly as possible. The extra speed is especially useful on the clan boss to keep 100% uptime on the atk down debuff. That obviously depends on having solid healing in the team, and if this is a problem lifesteal and spd is the obvious go-to.

  28. Ayumilove Post author

    @Daniel: Ah I see. I saw it had 5 turns cooldown, may take too long for him to re-cast the buff. I realized he has -2 turns cooldown on it after maxing all his skills, which makes it quite reliable. Grizzled Jarl ratings have been re-updated.

  29. Daniel

    Why is he 3 star on cb? He is one of the best unm/mm cb heroes with with block debuffs 🙂

  30. Ayumilove Post author

    @GôTô: Grizzled Jarl would definitely not be 5 star at Fire Knight because he doesn’t have multi-hit on his skills to bring down the shield. His Heal Reduction is 50% chance when fully booked, so its not quite reliable to place the Heal Reduction debuff. If the shield is not down, no debuff can be inflicted towards the Fire Knight boss. If I need someone to deal Heal Reduction 100% all the time, I would use Kytis instead because its 100% success rate when he is fully skill booked.

  31. GôTô

    With Heal Reduction on a1, is this champion really a 3/5 for FK?

  32. Ayumilove Post author

    @Pero: Thanks for highlighting the error! I got mixed up with Block Buff and Block Debuff 🙂

  33. Pero

    You put him under Block Buff Champions Skill list, but he has Block Debuffs skill. Keep up the good work 😉