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  • World of Warcraft
  • 800,231 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 10,290,709 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/11/2014
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 5,139 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: 1.4-22
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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".

r584 | funkydude | 2014-11-11 21:35:06 +0000 (Tue, 11 Nov 2014) | 1 line
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Tagging as 1.4-22
r583 | funkydude | 2014-11-11 21:32:37 +0000 (Tue, 11 Nov 2014) | 1 line
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Damage: fix prismatic crystal guid format.
r582 | nebula169 | 2014-11-05 03:48:12 +0000 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014) | 1 line
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only use one Binding header
r581 | funkydude | 2014-11-01 12:55:14 +0000 (Sat, 01 Nov 2014) | 1 line
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Fix binding header.
r580 | nebula169 | 2014-11-01 08:02:03 +0000 (Sat, 01 Nov 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Bindings.xml

move keybinds to "AddOns" category
r579 | nebula169 | 2014-11-01 07:54:04 +0000 (Sat, 01 Nov 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Bindings.xml

move keybinds to "AddOns" category
r578 | zarnivoop | 2014-10-26 16:09:06 +0000 (Sun, 26 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

count multistrikes separately (fixes #381)
r576 | oscarucb | 2014-10-19 20:41:02 +0000 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014) | 2 lines
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   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

tweak add_detail_bar to be less error-prone, fixing a bug introduced in r568

r575 | oscarucb | 2014-10-19 20:22:00 +0000 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014) | 2 lines
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   M /trunk/Skada.lua

ticket 377: avoid timeout errors in combat because GC can run too long

r574 | zarnivoop | 2014-10-19 20:19:10 +0000 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/modules/Deaths.lua

don't choke on cleu multistrike parameter for misses
r573 | zarnivoop | 2014-10-19 20:17:40 +0000 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/modules/DamageTaken.lua

test multistrike value for nil before doing arithmetic
r571 | funkydude | 2014-10-14 20:03:14 +0000 (Tue, 14 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Skada.toc

bump toc
r570 | nebula169 | 2014-08-08 18:38:16 +0000 (Fri, 08 Aug 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/locale/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

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  • #1181
    Hey there,
    Unless I am blind and/or retarded the option to change the bar texture is no longer available, I was wondering if the option is there and I just can't find it or if it isn't there do you plan on putting it back in?

    (just for clarity I don't mean the title bar textures I mean the bars where the dps data is tracked in the main bit of the window)
  • #1187
    I think you only show a lack of perseverance, because the option is still there and still well hidden. Go to the Skada options, then choose Window - Skada - Bars (names might be slightly inaccurate, because translated back from my locale). There you will find options for changing the textures of _all_ bars. At least my version of Skada still shows them ...
  • #1180
    Skada looks like Recount = stupid move
  • #1182
    your comment looks like troll = stupid move
  • #1179
    Previously Skada separated Lightning Bolt and Lightning Bolt from Elemental Overload (and the same for Lava Burst.) Now it combines them together, and combines the damage from the Variable Pulse Lightning Capacitor into a single output of Lightning Bolt. Merging these together pretty much destroys the ability for us to get meaningful data as it wrecks the averages. Would it be possible to revert this change?
  • #1178
    Hi on death some of the windows go to the list view which is annoying to fix each death see screenshot
  • #1177
    I had to remove 1.3-2 and go back to 1.3-1.

    As someone with multiple level 85 characters the following are my problems:
    1) Lost my previous window locations
    2) Correcting the window positions in a profile did not appear on other characters after using the copy from existing profile
    3) Background on one window changed

    I love the multiple windows in Skada, but if rolling back to 1.3-1 didn't restore my UI I was seriously considering uninstalling Skada. I just didn't want to deal with fixing the problems on multiple windows on every single character.
  • #1176
    I get a Lua error on Mandokir fight when i play DK and DS Bloodletting from him. Might be worth looking into
  • #1175
    I just went back to the previous version before update.
  • #1174
    I dont like how it looks like recount now, unless its just conflicting with Elvui.
  • #1173
    I used Skada because it was it's own look. Now you've made it look like Recount. Way to lose your individuality. Might as well just go back to Recount then?
  • #1170
    Does Skada not store the window positions in the Skada.lua settings file anymore??? seems its all positioned are different now across toons
  • #1172
    To me it seems that skada stores the positins now with profiles by character, as it - in my opinion - should be. Check the profiles settings, whether you can copy profiles ...
  • #1171
    Hmm seems for some odd reason positioned were being saved to the layout-local.txt file but deleting them fixed it
  • #1167
    Hello, before the last update my configuration was 2 windows (DPS + Threat) showing only 5 bars each window. After the update I'm not able to configure 5 bars anymore or at least I cannot find a way to do it, is still possible to do something like that?. Thanks for this great addon.
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