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  • World of Warcraft
  • 105,732 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 15,214,090 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/04/2015
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 6,312 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4-32
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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 built-in modes can all be toggled on/off.


  • 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.
  • Class and role icons.
  • Stop/Resume fight segments to discount irrelevant data.

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.
Suggestions and bug reports here. Bug reports in comments will be deleted.

"Skada" is Swedish for "Damage".

r619 | zarnivoop | 2015-07-04 20:11:38 +0000 (Sat, 04 Jul 2015) | 1 line
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fix for Spirit Shift, revisited
r617 | zarnivoop | 2015-07-02 18:02:31 +0000 (Thu, 02 Jul 2015) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Skada.lua

fix global leakage
r616 | zarnivoop | 2015-07-02 17:43:50 +0000 (Thu, 02 Jul 2015) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

fix for Spirit Shift
r614 | funkydude | 2015-06-24 01:47:30 +0000 (Wed, 24 Jun 2015) | 1 line
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  • #1584

    Giving Skada a try, been a recount user for years.

    Couple things which dont work well. Choosing the skada menu to choose item to display in bar window does not adjust, so the window on my screen is near the top and choosing the menu the list goes off the top of the screen so I cannot see most of the data items. I have to move the window to the bottom of the screen to choose another item to display (e.g. switching from DPS to damage)

    Using a tooltip for spell damage details; This is so much better in recount in terms of presentation. In a separate window with breakdown of spells and percentages. The Skada Tooltip version is poor by comparison and not having in a separate window really makes it painful to use.

    Otherwise, I like the display and the performance, just needs more graphs and detail window options. :)

  • #1581

    How do i link it in chat? 

  • #1580

    idk why but skada doesnt show the buff uptime of tempus repit (legendary meta for caster sinister primal diamond). does anyone know how to fix this?

  • #1579

    One of the most important addons to raid successfully and to reconsider its own damage output, resulting damage, done healing and other useful information - at least for the raid leader. Kudos to the author!

  • #1576

    Any way to change the order of the Modes in the list? They are set alphabetically, but I'd prefer putting the ones I use the most above others which are more situational.

  • #1575

    Any way to make the meter show for current fight by default? Every time I log into a toon, I have to switch it from total to current.

  • #1574
    Re: Skada Damage Meter - Raid DPS

    Any way to get this to show combined Raid DPS like Recount can?

  • #1582

    General Options, check the box beside Show Totals

  • #1573

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled this add on a few times now (also deleted in game settings) and yet everytime I enter a raid I have to reload my ui in order for skada to record/show anything at all. I can't imagine this is intended. Is there any sort of fix going in for this?

    Last edited by Kiska_ on 6/28/2013 7:49:19 PM
  • #1572

    I'm still using the pre patch 5.3 version. Only way I can make it work.

  • #1571
    Is this going to be updated soon?  Still cannot use it.
  • #1570

    Is there any way you can make this addon so it can be turned into a chat tab? I know some people do this with a UI mod called ElvUI, but i don't want a whole UI mod.

    This is what i'm talking about if you don't understand.

  • #1583

    I thought in wow by default there was a chat setting that you could hide I say place recount in that spot there and hide default chat could be wrong right now servers are down so I can not check this if this is the case I will do something like that vid

  • #1569

    I got this today

    Date: 2013-06-23 11:44:41
    ID: -3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: WTF\Account\BLANK\SavedVariables\Skada.lua line 60658:
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  • #1568

    Is there a way to set the default segment to total? If theres none can the devs please implement it? I like to see the total damage mostly. Thank you anyways!

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