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Skada Damage Meter

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 77,620 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.1
  • 7,914,302 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/04/2013
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 4,540 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: 1.4-15
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About Skada Damage Meter

Skada is a modular damage meter with various viewing modes. It is inspired mainly by Assessment, but also by Recount.

Skada sports segmented fights and detailed views, while being highly efficient with memory. This is accomplished by aggregating data on fight segments.

Skada is entirely modular; the modes listed below are all separate addons. Only the modes you load adds to the memory and CPU cycles used.


  • Automatic mode switching when entering combat. For example, you can have Threat mode be shown in combat. Skada can switch back after combat ends.
  • Specific fight segments can be kept indefinately.
  • Multiple windows. Each window can be configured fully.
  • Threat mode can warn on high threat.
  • Modes: Damage done, DPS, Threat, Enemy damage done, Enemy damage taken, Healing, Overhealing, Total healing, Absorbs estimated, Damage taken, Dispels, Mana regen, Debuff uptimes, and more.
  • Reports can be done everywhere. For example, you can report a certain player's Debuff uptimes.
  • Summary information for most modes (DPS, HPS, Fails, etc) in a LDB view/minimap button.
  • LDB data feed can show personal/raid DPS or personal threat.
  • Support for SharedMedia and Class Colors.

Skada is very easy to extend, and there are many "plug-in" addons out there that add functionality, such as:

There is a page with API information here.


Navigation in Skada is done by "drilling down" to the information you want. You go to a lower level, showing more detailed information, by clicking on it, and you go to a higher level by right-clicking.

The top level is the list of all saved fight segments. The second level is the list of all available data modes, such as Damage Done. The third level is one of these modes. Most modes let you drill down for further details. Some modes have several detailed views. In this case you choose alternate views by holding certain keys pressed while clicking. For example, in Damage mode, you can Shift-click a player to see what enemies the player caused damage to. Tooltips will display how to reach the different views.

You can also use window buttons for selecting fight segment and mode directly.

Scrolling in Skada is done with the mousewheel.

New Skada windows can be created from the configuration screen. Each window can be separately configured. A popular feature is "Mode switching", which lets Skada automatically switch to a specific mode on entering combat.

There is a forum thread for discussion on Skada. All suggestions and bug reports are very welcome.

"Skada" is Swedish for "Damage".

r463 | funkydude | 2013-12-04 21:06:33 +0000 (Wed, 04 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/1.4-15 (from /trunk:462)

Tagging as 1.4-15
r462 | funkydude | 2013-12-03 15:57:09 +0000 (Tue, 03 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

encounter start/end prep for 5.4.2
r461 | funkydude | 2013-12-03 15:37:28 +0000 (Tue, 03 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

don't bother passing args from the handler, we don't use them.
r460 | funkydude | 2013-12-03 13:29:16 +0000 (Tue, 03 Dec 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/Skada.lua
   M /trunk/embeds.xml

Replace AceEvent with our own handler, unregister the combat log event when appropriate.
r459 | funkydude | 2013-11-28 14:53:42 +0000 (Thu, 28 Nov 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

bump to grab latest LSM.
r458 | cremor | 2013-11-03 11:30:43 +0000 (Sun, 03 Nov 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

Fixed activating Skada after joining a group if "Hide when solo" is enabled and "Hide in PvP" is disabled (was broken in r445).
r457 | zarnivoop | 2013-09-21 19:17:36 +0000 (Sat, 21 Sep 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/SkadaHealing/Healing.lua

format HPS according to chosen format


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  • #1406

    2x SkadaHealing-r407\Healing.lua:432: "<name>" expected near "local"

    Removing the recently added "local" declaration fixes both errors and restores the two broken modes (Healing and Healing taken).. I don't know why they were added in the first place, you don't declare a variable initialized in a loop as local ever..

    Last edited by MaXiMiUS on 10/20/2012 7:55:01 PM
  • #1407

    Please do not report alpha version errors here.

  • #1405

    From time to time, when I try to change my glyphs, the game says that Skada is bloking me from do çing it and needs to be disabled.  How do I fix that?

  • #1408

    Its not specific to Skada. I get it all the time with various add ons. Just ignore and /rl and it fixes it.

  • #1404

    Been getting this since the last update.

    105x Skada\Skada-1.4-4.lua:1816: attempt to concatenate field "playername" (a nil value)
    Skada\Skada-1.4-4.lua:1816: in function "FixPets"
    SkadaDamage-1.4-4\Damage-Damage.lua:118: in function "func"
    Skada\Skada-1.4-4.lua:1417: in function <Skada\Skada.lua:1317>
    <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[25]":4: in function <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[25]":4
    <in C code>
    <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[25]":13: in function "?"
    Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:91: in function "Fire"
    Archy-1.8.37b\Libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0-3.lua:120: in function <Archy\Libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>


  • #1403

    My Skada doesn't reset after joining a instance. I checked my configs (turned this option off and on) but it still dont work. Anybody same problem?

  • #1402


  • #1401
    Re: Recording Healing Done?

    Hey, am not sure why but Skada has stopped recording any sort of healing for me...not changed any of the configuration settings. (it records everything else)

    Any idea what might be causing this? (Get no LUA errors either)


  • #1400

    Hi, thanks for this great addon, just wondering why the 2nd line in skada has its bar pop out of the window often?

  • #1398

    I have Skada in the bottom right corner of my screen.  Unfortunately The gryphons on the Blizzard UI cover it.  They didn;t used to cover Recount when I had it.  Is there anyway to resolve this?  I remember there used to be an option to remove the gryphons, but I am unable to find it anymore.  I would prefer Skada on top of the gryphons though.


  • #1397

    Minor bug:  I keep Skada closed when solo, and the "Hide when solo" option checked.  But every time I take the portal from Stormwind to Jade Forest, it auto opens Skada. 


  • #1394

    When killing some mobs in the Sumprushes in Townlong, something must've happened to set off Skada and it began tossing continual LUA errors. Looks like it has something to do with the Holy Paladin who was healing, perhaps, or the "Surrounding Mists" buff given in that area. Resetting Skada, and relogging and totally exiting WoW also did not stop these errors, and I think it might just be this location.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\SkadaDeaths\Deaths.lua:98: attempt to concatenate a nil value
    Time: 10/09/12 23:41:08
    Count: 94
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\SkadaDeaths\Deaths.lua:98: in function `func'
    Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:1417: in function <Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:1317>
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[19]"]:4: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[19]"]:4>
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[19]"]:13: in function `?'
    ...Ons\Ace3\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: in function `Fire'
    Interface\AddOns\Ace3\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:120: in function <Interface\AddOns\Ace3\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>

    Locals: timestamp = 1349844071.513
    eventtype = "SPELL_PERIODIC_HEAL"
    srcGUID = "0x0000000000000000"
    srcName = nil
    srcFlags = 1298
    dstGUID = "0x06800000057D60B8"
    dstFlags = 1298
    spellId = 125668
    spellName = "Surrounding Mist"
    spellSchool = 1
    samount = 0
    soverhealing = 0
    absorbed = 0
    scritical = nil
    (*temporary) = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\SkadaDeaths\Deaths.lua:8
    (*temporary) = <table> {
    healingabsorbed = 0
    dispells = 0
    ccbreaks = 0
    time = 0
    interrupts = 0
    damage = 512359
    players = <table> {
    deaths = 0
    mobs = <table> {
    shielding = 0
    healing = 0
    starttime = 1349844060
    power = <table> {
    overhealing = 0
    name = "Current fight"
    mobname = "Osul Mist-Shaman"
    damagetaken = 11526
    mobtaken = 512359
    last_action = 1349844060
    mobdone = 11526
    (*temporary) = "0x06800000057D60B8"
    (*temporary) = "Larrendias"
    (*temporary) = 125668
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "'s Surrounding Mist"
    (*temporary) = "Surrounding Mist"
    (*temporary) = "attempt to concatenate a nil value"
    Skada = <table> {
    SetDefaultModuleLibraries = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:383
    displays = <table> {

    Snipped some of it off since that error was pretty long.

    Last edited by Aerofluff on 10/10/2012 4:47:25 PM
  • #1395

    Should be fixed in the latest release.

  • #1393

    since latest expansion I’ve had 2 problems with this addon, 1st off is that after every fight it auto toggles off unless I set it to hide during combat then it will appear after combat, also it will only display total damage, dps,hps and never current fight.

    I have tried removing skada and deleting my WTF folder, neither made any difference.

  • #1392

    Some errors.

    3x Skada\Skada-1.4-3.lua:1816: attempt to concatenate field "playername" (a nil value)
    Skada\Skada-1.4-3.lua:1816: in function "FixPets"
    SkadaDamage-1.4-3\Damage-Damage.lua:118: in function "func"
    Skada\Skada-1.4-3.lua:1417: in function <Skada\Skada.lua:1317>
    <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[25]":4: in function <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[25]":4
    <in C code>
    <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[25]":13: in function "?"
    Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:91: in function "Fire"
    Archy-1.8.31a\Libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0-3.lua:120: in function <Archy\Libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>


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