>>> 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
>>> 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.

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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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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).

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Enjoy Median XL and many other great mods on Desura.

Median XL 1.F9d released!

Median XL 1.F9d released!

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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!

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

Median XL 1.E9 released!

Median XL 1.E9 released!

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

Median XL 1.D9c out!

Median XL 1.D9c out!

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

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

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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)

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Median XL 2012

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

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Median XL Omega v003

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Protos.Angelus
Protos.Angelus

Is this playable with PLUGY v10??

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Protos.Angelus
Protos.Angelus

No need, it is. Thanks for such a great mod

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Earthbound
Earthbound

Evidently Laz is not gonna support MODDB anymore so no more patches or comments on this website. THo of waht he said of the kind of people who download on MODDB im not gonna say (:

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BrotherLaz Creator
BrotherLaz

I said I removed the ModDB mirror from the official site because Desura is serving an outdated patch, even if you attempt to download the latest version.

If all goes well it should be sorted out soon though and then I can reinstate ModDB as an official mirror.

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BrotherLaz Creator
BrotherLaz

It's fixed thanks to the ModDB staff. :) +1

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johnyg33
johnyg33

An Epic Mod for an Epic game. Congratz :)

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Balgeron
Balgeron

Apperently i have some kind of strange bug, where i cannot target certain enemies, and they kill me instantly.

When i enter the Countess dungeon level - the 5th of the Forgotten Tower, there are ghosts who look like the shadows from Planescape Torment, and they instnatly kill me. And i can`t even target them. I met things like this before but they were put randomly around map, so i thought its just some random feauture, but now i can`t complete this quest because they instantly kill me.

Also there were similar guy - but with the Great Shadow model in Tristram,but they were at least on sides of the river and wall, so i could kill Griswold without engaging them.

Is this a bug or did i miss something with it, as there dose`t seems to be anything i could do to pass them now.

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Earthbound
Earthbound

Lol the "shadows" u encountered are witches and they are populating the forgotten tower because that is part of a minigame involving your class charm to get am extra maximum skill level. The monsters in Tristram are warlock and shoot punishers at u which insta kill you. They are there because Laz wanted a more rogue like game, but they dont give really anything to the game other then annoyances

You should really check the forums or even the basic website before u claim there is a bug.

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BrotherLaz Creator
BrotherLaz

In the most recent v003 patch, warlocks (and the slow moving instant kill traps) have been removed because they were annoying instead of challenging.

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Balgeron
Balgeron

I gone through website and read about the uberquests, ghosts&warlocks, challenges, etc.. There is nothing about them being in the 5th level of Forgotten Tower.

Now i finally manage to sneak through the ghosts in main hall, and try to teleport to the Countess, but there are like 5 ghosts there, right in her room, so there is absolutely no way to get to defeat her.

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Cannabis-
Cannabis-

Summon minions to make a safe path :)

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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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