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

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List of features

Skills

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.

Monsters

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...

Uberquests

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.

Challenges

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.

Items

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.

Multiplayer

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!

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What are you waiting for? Download it now!
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4 comments by Henley on Feb 24th, 2011

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).

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Median XL Ultimative XII

Median XL Ultimative XII

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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

Feb 24, 2012 Full Version 31 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

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

Median XL 2012 v002

Median XL 2012 v002

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

Median XL 2012

Median XL 2012

Jan 1, 2012 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

Aug 4, 2011 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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ludicris0
ludicris0 Feb 1 2012, 6:27pm says:

does ne one play the median xl online? if so how do i go online with it?

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz Feb 3 2012, 8:20pm replied: +3 votes     reply to comment
Dr_Ellis
Dr_Ellis Jan 10 2012, 9:54am says:

Awesome mod. I play it regular on gameranger.. nice work ppls :)

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=Lich=
=Lich= Jan 4 2012, 7:43am says:

Can i transfer my character from omega003 to 2012 version? In omega003 i found few things which should be balanced: First is unlimited money trick: magic weapons cube with experience orb, and sell them for 3000. Second is incredible damage for barbarian: if weapon have poison damage it multiply snake stance, am dmg around 3000-6000 at level 30. Also i dont understand what are these sound making ghosts in some areas which kill me constantly. Uh and my hired amazon attack dragon egg, but i dont want her to do it, btw amazon shoot like machinegun its funny, am do nothing just wath as she kill everybody i equip her with 60% chance to magic items and i spend longer time in shops than battle.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz Jan 7 2012, 6:31am replied:

There is another money trick that cannot be fixed, so fixing this one is also pointless. However cave snappers drop thousands of gold, giving you an easier way to get money. You don't seem to know how poison damage works (damage per second is added, duration is averaged) and the character screen only gives total damage without telling you how many years it may take for the poison damage to run its course. Those ghosts are on the website, but if you get killed by them more than twice without seeing the pattern you may want to consider making an MRI because there is something wrong with your logical thinking. Good to know your 'amazon' (rogue) merc is useful in Act 1 of the lowest difficulty.

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Jan 7 2012, 2:14am replied:

you will get all the answers on the forum :
Modsbylaz.14.forumer.com

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letteralex
letteralex Jan 2 2012, 9:17am says:

Hey. I watched some median xl vid on youtube and the guy who made it had this neat advanced character info thing (you could see detailed info like mf%, crushing blow % etc).He just pressed C and there was additional info button of some sort... i downloaded the mod and cant seem to find it.. Is it some separate mod or am i looking in the wrong place?

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CarnageX
CarnageX Jan 2 2012, 3:50pm replied:

Thats the plugy mod, im pretty sure

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Jan 4 2012, 12:28am replied:

it is plugy

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=Lich=
=Lich= Dec 31 2011, 9:18am says:

Am play Barbarian, I gambled ONO[2] +2 poison damage, it cause double damage from snake stance, at level 12 am deal 400-800 dmg, and each bolt from thunderfury act like poison so few hits and kill pack of elite monsters. My tactic is to sell every runes apples etc and gamble items, my armor with bear stance:1 is above 1000 at level 12 (btw good mod am instal again d2lod just to play it)

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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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