>>> 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
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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!
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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

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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

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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Tyroki Nov 23 2006 says:

Hey there. I just downloaded Median 2008, and when I tried to unzip it, winrar tells me that there is an unexpected end to the archive. Is the file corrupt?

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peacemaker979 Mar 17 2006 says:

hmmm ok i have the latest version and its good

besides stings work 109% good

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peacemaker979 Mar 15 2006 says:

srry 4 triple posting but i am useing that 2006 version the latest 1
quite a good game if u take the time lol

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peacemaker979 Mar 15 2006 says:

wait.....1 unit below?? ahh nvm ill find out myself lol

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peacemaker979 Mar 15 2006 says:

heh heh heh srry laz man lol
is demonic speed a bug??
i die the instand a monster attacked me?

just needed to know

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peacemaker979 Mar 14 2006 says:

that mod is good but act 1 is still way too hard

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BrotherLaz Creator
BrotherLaz Mar 14 2006 says:

IMO, easy 'filler' areas are merely a waste of playing time. Anyone still enjoys Normal and NM in classic LoD? I merely made the difficult parts start in Act 1 Normal instead of somewhere at the end of Hell...

Also, you can just overpower Act 1 using your class innates.
- Amazon: divide and conquer with Blindside.
- Assassin: Rune of Ice is godly in Normal.
- Barbarian: Fortress can kill enemies with no effort.
- Druid: kill one enemy, then use Cold Blood.
- Necromancer: minion wall, Nightmare, and constant healing with Death Coil...
- Paladin: Retribute on left button, Blood Flash on right, pwn.
- Sorceress: the hardest to get started, but Pagan Rites is useful now...

Did you actually pay attention to your defense? This mod is very hard if you don't have a decently low chance to be hit, because everything will just stunlock you.

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peacemaker979 Mar 14 2006 says:

the defense neds work not even 1k def works good and ill try ur recommations
also the skills are hard to understand and use im not the brightest of people but it is hard

i have ideas

in act 1 the blood moor area decrese diffiucty and increse exp so noobs can have a chance lol

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BrotherLaz Creator
BrotherLaz Mar 15 2006 says:

You are aware of the fact that in Diablo 2 defense equals zero when you're running? Walk speed is only 1 unit below run speed, so hit that 'R' button! :)

I can't help the fact that the new skills are 'confusing' at first. That's what happens when you have a new skill tree. ;)

Also, I already did make the Blood Moors easier in Median 2006 - if you still have Median 2 SE, please update for this and many other reasons. ;) You actually gain more experience in a full clear of the Blood Moors (due to respawns) than in classic LoD.

Other things to note:
- Sorcs are noticably harder to start out than other characters.
- Don't play on /players 8. ;)
- Fighting melee monsters around ranged monsters is bad; run away, then attack again.

Good luck!

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SagaBreaker62 Feb 7 2006 says:

This mod makes D2 seem like a brand new game. The entirely new system creates a fresh, never done before theme that is exciting even after several hours.

I played this game for 5 hours straight and still wanted more, try that with plain ol' d2!

A must try for ALL mod experimenters.

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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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