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  • World of Warcraft
  • 949,350 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 11,220,549 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/21/2014
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 5,314 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: 1.4-25
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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.

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".

r596 | zarnivoop | 2014-12-21 22:19:10 +0000 (Sun, 21 Dec 2014) | 1 line
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Tagging as 1.4-25
r595 | zarnivoop | 2014-12-21 21:31:37 +0000 (Sun, 21 Dec 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/modules/Healing.lua

temporary fix for cases where spellname is null - unknown cause, though
r594 | oscarucb | 2014-12-15 13:25:45 +0000 (Mon, 15 Dec 2014) | 6 lines
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   M /trunk/modules/Deaths.lua

Fix the killing blow spell label added to the death summary screen in r591
Each deathlog is a circular queue prior to sorting (which for efficiency is intentionally delayed until deathlog:Update()), so on initial display of the summary screen, the prior algorithm was choosing an essentially random damage event from the log for the label.
Also for consistency, ensure we report the KB for the appropriate death, namely the one that is used to time sort the summary screen.
Finally, don't muddy the already-too-long detail title with the spellname, since that information is already obvious in the detail rows.

r593 | zarnivoop | 2014-12-14 15:19:59 +0000 (Sun, 14 Dec 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/modules/Healing.lua

handle SPELL_ABSORBED in healing module (experimental)
r591 | zarnivoop | 2014-12-09 13:17:42 +0000 (Tue, 09 Dec 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/modules/Deaths.lua

show last hit on deaths summary view
r590 | zarnivoop | 2014-12-06 13:24:07 +0000 (Sat, 06 Dec 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

fix for arithmetic error on absorb
r589 | zarnivoop | 2014-12-05 21:15:11 +0000 (Fri, 05 Dec 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

capitalize that function call, dude
r588 | zarnivoop | 2014-12-05 19:33:43 +0000 (Fri, 05 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

fix for untested stuff
r587 | zarnivoop | 2014-12-05 18:13:51 +0000 (Fri, 05 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

super-untested fix for spell_absorbed events (Ko'ragh)
r585 | zarnivoop | 2014-12-02 10:04:26 +0000 (Tue, 02 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua
   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

fixes for "only keep boss segments" option, MS


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  • #1438
    Quote from psynex »

    Did a dungeon this morning and realized with patch 5.1 you can no longer use party chat to report meters.  Party is now "instance" channel when in a dungeon.

    yes it would be nice to add the new " instance " channel ( /i ) added in 5.1 to the addon , as it replaces all the LF(G/R) and Battleground channels , party and raid can still be used if premaid  :)

    Last edited by reaper666735 on 12/6/2012 3:55:37 PM

    For Azeroth !

  • #1432

    Could we get a Killing Blow meter on here? I would really like it. may even donate if implemented.

  • #1431

    Hi mate. I've found amazing bug.

    I'm using pet named exactly like my hunter (for pvp distraction purposes).
    When I'm using Skada with that pet it doesnt merge damage. If I use any other named pet it just works perfectly.

  • #1430

    The Heart of Fear bosses, at least in LFR, are not working with the latest Skada (updated 11/28/2012).  Is there a way to fix this?

  • #1427

    Ticket #289 - Hide during pet battles. Please? :)

  • #1429

    Bind to key. Win?

  • #1426

    Should be in option that you could hide/disable/remove the title bar text. Why hasnt it this feature?

  • #1428

    You can disable the title bar. Showing the title bar but not the actual title makes no sense to me, however.

  • #1423

    Any word on the bug that causes bars to pop out the window?

    added: sometimes when hearthstoning or porting into a dungeon, skada will hide itself,and not work, and I have to reload for it to work again. any idea why?

    Last edited by elrandir on 11/16/2012 6:21:02 PM
  • #1437
    Quote from elrandir »

    Any word on the bug that causes bars to pop out the window?

    added: sometimes when hearthstoning or porting into a dungeon, skada will hide itself,and not work, and I have to reload for it to work again. any idea why?

    I am having this issue as well :(

  • #1420

    Getting this function error when trying to change glyphs:

    Date: 2012-11-08 11:13:27
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Skada
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn Skada attempted to call a forbidden function (RemoveTalent()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: RemoveTalent()
    ...rface\AddOns\Blizzard_TalentUI\Blizzard_TalentUI.lua:56: OnAccept()
    ..\FrameXML\StaticPopup.lua:3827: StaticPopup_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1

    Last edited by rhettjay on 11/8/2012 1:15:56 PM
  • #1422

    I keep having the same issue:( I must unload Skada most of the time when I swap talents:( I wish so bad I;m not forced to switch to Recount but if this continues, I 'will have to:(

  • #1424

    please, please, please ... this bug has been existing since aaaages and is NOT skada related ! it's the intrnal blizzard glyph addon (yes, the original blizzard wow client uses addons) that has a bug, and the internal client watchdog blames some random (!) 3rd party addon for it ... disable skada, wait a couple of days, and you'll see the bug happen again, only to blame some other addon now -.- it's not skada, and moving over to recount won't help ...

  • #1417

    I have a Major Bug. My Skada only shows me the Overall Data. even if i turn to current fight it shows the overall. reinstalled it couple time and deleted the daved variable but nothing helps. I don't get any LuA errors.

    another issue: the first 5 lines are ok, but the following lines are more and more aut of the skada window.


  • #1416
    Skada CC

    we need additional feature to count what CC people are using and who they are using it on.

    coud it be done?

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