>>> Median XL ---- 2012 v005
for Diablo II Lord of Destruction 1.10 and later
Mods by Brother Laz

22.nov.2008: Median XL released!
25.feb.2012: Median XL 2012 v005 available (latest patch)
05.nov.2013: Hi, good to see this mod is still going strong -Laz
>>> official site: Mods by Laz

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The main attraction of Median XL is the brand new skill trees, 30 skills per class, providing a whole new experience. The mod also offers a new base item setup with 7 quality tiers, 480 uniques, 310 runewords, a new affix pool and gem/jewel stats, honorific items and many new and powerful crafting recipes.

All this would be for nothing without the monster AI modifications and new abilities, elite and heroic monsters with even more powerful skills, and for advanced players there are 30 new uberquests based on Diablo lore and the challenges, which reward you for killing bosses at a low level or two of them at once.

A bullet list of all changes would take up most allowed space in this description, so please consult the official site.


List of features


The 210 new skills (25+5 per class) give rise to very different build strategies. Ever wanted to build a throw barb, poison sorceress or bloodwitch amazon?

Amazon - archer, spearmaiden, huntress or bloodwitch, choose your devotion!
Assassin - adept at physical and elemental melee and can throw knives and place time bombs.
Barbarian - powerful warrior, but can also throw axes and summon ancient spirits.
Druid - elementalist, bow hunter, and shapeshifter in a giant tree or angry giant quill rat.
Necromancer - minions, corpse totems, melee and crossbow attacks. Join the army!
Paladin - choose between the holy path of Auriel or the shadow dogmas of Imperius.
Sorceress - pagan elementalist or poison witch. It's witch hunt payback time.


What would new skills be without new monsters to pulverise? The focus here is on AI and skill changes. From hammer-throwing clerics and quill rats with homing spikes to corpse exploding goatman priests and frogs that turn into a prince when killed, the new monsters are more than a match for the new skill set. There are a few brand new monsters here and there too - fear the mushroom people.

Elite monsters
Much more powerful than regular monsters and with new and improved skills, these rare encounters send you running for the hills.
Heroic monsters
Even more powerful than elites, these are thankfully restricted to their own special dungeons... mostly.
Veteran monsters
Rare and very powerful, you gain a reward for killing all of them...


These are special dungeons, levels or player-summoned bosses that should only be attempted by the skilled and powerful. Median XL offers 17+1 uberbosses, 8 uberlevels and 4 separate bosses, most based on Diablo lore. The uberquests range from the invasion of Toraja by the edyrem to the cursed city of Ureh (from the Diablo novel 'Kingdom of Shadow') and an uberquest that recreates the capture of Baal by Tal Rasha and the Horadrim... with you as Baal.


Completing difficult tasks and encounters at a low level or performing tricks like dodging witches or shattering stained glass windows may earn you big rewards... from powerful charms to additional new skills.


While some people play the game to defeat the denizens of Hell (haha), for most others TEH L00T and the bragging rights that come with it are more important. Median XL does away with normal, exceptional and elite items, instead providing six 'tiers' of item quality. Baal may drop a cap, but it will be a cap with 600 defense on it. Median XL also features many new class-specific items to augment the new skills, from necromantic crossbows to the assassin naginata with a built-in multitarget sweep attack. A huge collection of new uniques, sets and runewords is a given, of course, as well as some much more powerful crafting recipes.


Median XL supports single player, tcp/ip and open battle.net. Closed battle.net ('realms') obviously won't work, but certain third parties have provided alternatives...

The forum

Due to the failure of Forumer, the official forum has died in 2012 after five years of faithful service. In its place is a third party forum here! And yes, it's still pretty active (05.nov.2013) and is also home to the Ultimative line of third party Median XL patches in case you can't get enough of it. Median never dies!


What are you waiting for? Download it now!
Download location
The Desura link below this line is a standard ModDB banner and does not seem able to actually provide the mod.

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New skill trees with 210 new skills, new base items, gems, runes, uniques, runewords, sets, crafting improved monster AI and new monster types, elite and heroic monsters, 28 uberquests for advanced characters, 5 challenges. Compatible with Diablo II Lord of Destruction 1.10/1.11/1.12/1.13 (PC/Mac).


Enjoy Median XL and many other great mods on Desura.

Median XL 1.F9d released!

Median XL 1.F9d released!

5 years ago News 3 comments

Median XL 1.F9d --- the latest patch of the popular D2 mod --- lots of new items --- minor annoyances fixed

Median XL 1.F9b released!

Median XL 1.F9b released!

5 years ago News 2 comments

Median XL 1.F9b --- the best and latest patch --- necromancer tree revamp --- balance changes

Median XL 1.E9 released!

Median XL 1.E9 released!

5 years ago News 3 comments

Median XL 1.E9 --- new Terror difficulty challenges --- various additional new skills --- rebalancing

Median XL 1.D9c out!

Median XL 1.D9c out!

6 years ago News 1 comment

Median XL 1.D9c --- various additional new skills --- new uniques and runewords --- major rebalancing

Median XL Ultimative XII

Median XL Ultimative XII

1 year ago Full Version 14 comments

Median XL Ultimative II released! A version with a lot of bugfixes, new content, and MORE! New uberquest: The Void. Mysterious things happen.

Median XL 2012 v005

Median XL 2012 v005

3 years ago Full Version 32 comments

Median XL 2012 v005 for Diablo II Lord of Destruction 1.10 and later (PC/Mac)

Median XL 2012 v004

Median XL 2012 v004

3 years ago Full Version 4 comments

Median XL 2012 v004 for Diablo II Lord of Destruction 1.10 and later (PC/Mac)

Median XL 2012 v002

Median XL 2012 v002

3 years ago Full Version 0 comments

Median XL 2012 v002 for Diablo II Lord of Destruction 1.10 and later (PC/Mac)

Median XL 2012

Median XL 2012

3 years ago Full Version 5 comments

Median XL 2012 for Diablo II Lord of Destruction 1.10 and later (PC/Mac)

Median XL Omega v003

Median XL Omega v003

4 years ago Full Version 7 comments

Median XL Omega v003 for Diablo II Lord of Destruction 1.10/1.11/1.12/1.13 (PC/Mac)

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Awesomeman204 Oct 15 2015 says:

Will this conflict with Diablo 2: Is alive mod???

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TheUnbeholden Dec 29 2013 says:

Median XL Ultimative XII News: Moddb.com

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TheUnbeholden Dec 31 2013 replied:

Median XL Ultimative XII has been released! Moddb.com

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TrashCan-Man23 Dec 27 2013 says:

That feeling when Median XL didn't even make top 100 this year. What the hell.

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TrashCan-Man23 Dec 27 2013 replied:

Unraveller head, zombie head, all that are shields, you know.
How do you even go about breathing?

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Shadow_Micha Dec 8 2013 says:

Voted for you guys. Good luck!!

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Valherran Dec 8 2013 says:

It is fascinating to see how far this MOD has come along. Been ages since I played it last, may do so again from what I have seen. I tip my hat to you BrotherLaz, your work is amazing as always. :-)

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reaperrocks Dec 7 2013 says:

hi guys i installed it but it still says installing files for like 10 min and when i tried again same thing

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killacr3w Oct 2 2013 says:

Awesome mod only down side is that the gold rate is dramaticly lower so cannot buy scrolls of identify to identify the magical items that are dropped and i also cannot even use my diablo 2 hero editer just to increase my characters gold. Is there a way i can change the gold drop rate by anychance?

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TrashCan-Man23 Dec 10 2013 replied:

Try saving Cai
Use him to identify stuff.
Sell stuff.

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Sethened Nov 5 2013 replied:

try cheatengine

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BrotherLaz Creator
BrotherLaz Nov 5 2013 replied:

"Oh, the cost of items now means something. Obviously I need to cheat now. Wait, I can't cheat? HOW DO I HACK"


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a very very good diablo 2 mod but a little bit hard playng on single player to playng online.

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