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Disclaimer: this topic is a teaser and everything is subject to change. The full patch notes will be released 2 days prior to the new season.

Dear players, welcome to a very special Median XL holiday season! Time flies when you're having fun, and wouldn't you know it - it's been nearly 5 years since we embarked on the Sigma journey together.

To celebrate this momentous milestone we have prepared an update for you that features elements of two of the most beloved seasons from Median XL history. The "Challenge" season from 2016 and the "Goblin" season from 2021.

We have taken the best elements from those patches, sprinkled some spice, made multiple improvements, and are proud to present Season 36: "Pandemonium"!

Christmas Pandemonium

The inhabitants of Sanctuary pose new challenges for the Nephalem

Acts 1 - 5

  • You will face new enemies, from elsewhere in Sanctuary, in all areas beyond the normal Blood Moor
  • In addition the monster pool will be randomised for each level instance
      You will face a different combination of monsters every time you revisit a zone
  • There will be more Elite enemies than usual when going through the storyline on Normal Difficulty
  • On Nightmare and Hell difficulty Veteran monsters can spawn in all areas
  • On Nightmare and Hell difficulty you can seldom meet Rift or Dungeon enemies which will drop items from the respective endgame quest pool
  • Some of the monsters you will fight have clawed their way back from the depths of Median XL history
      This includes fan favourites such as Porkulators, Alpha Centaurs, of course: Startled Witches, and more!
      All have been updated to fit the current balance

Endgame Quests

  • The pandemonium has also enveloped every Rift and most Dungeons in the game
  • Every rift will feature an even bigger pool of thematically appropriate potential enemies, every clear will feel different and pose new challenges
  • The new guests in Rifts will drop items appropriate to the zone you are farming
      For example: if you meet Necrobots in K3K, they will drop items with the area's set bias and NOT Fauztinville's runes
  • Similarly, Dungeon guests will not drop items from their original pools but serve as a way to refresh the challenge of those quests
  • Some dungeons will also feature thematic challenges
      For example: all teleports will be put on cooldown after use in Bremmtown, but the charm roll variance is now greatly reduced

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Festive loot feast

Goblins are great again!


  • The spawn rate of all goblins has been doubled
  • Relic goblins will now appear three times as often, drop 3 relics each, and start appearing from Nightmare difficulty onwards
  • The Rainbow Staff may be found once again in the Pandemonium


  • All relics have had their skill bonuses greatly boosted and you can now carry 4 instead of 3
  • Relics now drop twice as often from most monsters
  • Added ~30 new rare and powerful relics. Featuring: Challenge skills, Ultimate Skills, new oSkills, and even some boss skills
  • However, the Pandemonium has also infused all Relics with chaos and each one could transform your season journey in an unexpected way!
      All relics will now spawn with a random class requirement

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The Pandemonium Ladder

Featuring Sanctuary's very own advent calendar

Paragon of the Worldstone

  • Baal on Hell difficulty will now drop a Paragon Soulstone as his one time reward for completing the Eve of Destruction quest
  • This will track your progress throughout the season and give you exclusive rewards as you level up
  • The rewards include: new Mastercrafted bases, new Sacred uniques, Relics, procs like Goblin's Glee, the Rainbow staff, and much more!

The Pandemonium Ladder

  • The season will also feature a remixed progression system
  • The level requirements of most dungeons have been removed
      Hell Baal now requires 110
      The Mirror temple is closed in the Pandemonium season
      Requirements for Heroic dungeons and those which are found in Rifts are unchanged
  • Obtain charms as soon as you can and unlock your Paragon potential to progress through the challenges of the season:
      Increased monster density and monster health in the campaign
      Dungeon enemies and bosses in the 105-115 bracket have more health and later dungeons feature unique obstacles
      Rift enemies in the 105-120 bracket have been juiced up so they are no longer weaker than their campaign brethren
      Experience gain in areas with level 90+ has been reduced by 30%

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And more!

There will be additional changes in the patch notes that are not discussed in this topic. If you haven't already, please join our Discord community here for updates and to get ready for the upcoming season.

Thank you again for your continued support, it makes all of this possible and we wouldn't be here without you. We wish you a very merry holiday season and look forward to seeing you in Sanctuary!

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What is median XL? ›

The most popular Diablo II overhaul modification, Median XL is an action RPG with extensive endgame content, deep character customisation and challenging gameplay. It offers thousands of new items, new skills for all classes, and multiple improvements to the Diablo II engine.

What are the difficulties in median XL? ›

Median XL: Sigma features the same difficulty levels as the vanilla Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Killing Baal unlocks the next difficulty level for that character. Note: The difficulties were previously known as Hatred, Terror and Destruction and were reverted to Normal, Nightmare and Hell in patch 1.0.

What classes are in the median XL Diablo 2? ›

Character Classes

In Median each of the original 7 classes from classic D2 are preserved. They are the Amazon, the Assassin, the Barbarian, the Druid, the Necromancer, the Paladin, and the Sorceress.

How can I calculate median? ›

Finding the median

To find the median: Arrange the data points from smallest to largest. If the number of data points is odd, the median is the middle data point in the list. If the number of data points is even, the median is the average of the two middle data points in the list.

Does median XL work with D2R? ›

Mod authors have already stated they will not be bringing Median to D2R because D2R will not be supporting TCP/IP meaning they would never be able to make their own servers or Launcher like we have in current Median.

What is an example of a median problem? ›

Median Example

Various examples of the median are: Median salary of five friends, where the individual salary of each friend is, 74,000, 82,000, 75,000, 96,000, and 88,000. First arranged in ascending order 74,000, 75,000, 82,000, 88,000, and 96,000 then by observing the data we get the median salary as 82,000.

What is the limitation of median? ›

Disadvantages. It does not take into account the precise value of each observation and hence does not use all information available in the data. Unlike mean, median is not amenable to further mathematical calculation and hence is not used in many statistical tests.

What causes the mean to be larger than the median? ›

Again, the mean reflects the skewing the most. The mean is affected by outliers that do not influence the median. Therefore, when the distribution of data is skewed to the left, the mean is often less than the median. When the distribution is skewed to the right, the mean is often greater than the median.

What is the angel of death in median XL? ›

Angel of Death is a Necromancer Melee skill tree warp strike skill which causes the player to leap and attack a target, dealing massive poison damage and physical damage.

What is the most overpowered class in Diablo 2? ›

The Paladin is the most powerful out of all playable Diablo 2: Resurrected classes. He has access to a variety of magical and melee skills. On top of that, he is also adept at using ranged weapons and spells.

Where is the best place to farm runes in median XL? ›

Fauztinville is also a really good place to farm runes in general because that's the only place 3 of the highest runes can drop anyway. Tenganze is where you farm Elemental Runes. Other than that you can farm runes while doing any general farming like K3K or Duncraig.

What is the meaning of median size? ›

The median is the value in the middle of a data set, meaning that 50% of data points have a value smaller or equal to the median and 50% of data points have a value higher or equal to the median. For a small data set, you first count the number of data points (n) and arrange the data points in increasing order.

What does a larger median mean? ›

The median measures the midpoint of frequency distribution of observed values or quantities. If your median turns out to be higher than the mean, it means that the distribution that you are looking at, is skewed to the left.

What does the median height mean? ›

Median Height: The median height is the middle value when all heights are arranged in ascending order. Range: The range is a measure that shows the difference between the tallest and shortest heights in a group.

What is the median of 5 7 9 11 15 17 2 23 and 19? ›

On arranging the data in ascending order, we get 2,5,7,9,11,15,17,19,23. Total number of observations is 9. From the arranged data, we get that the 5th term is 11. Thus, the median of the data is 11.

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