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Skada Damage Meter

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 623,276 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 10,351,887 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/11/2014
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 5,164 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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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
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Fix binding header.
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move keybinds to "AddOns" category
r579 | nebula169 | 2014-11-01 07:54:04 +0000 (Sat, 01 Nov 2014) | 1 line
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move keybinds to "AddOns" category
r578 | zarnivoop | 2014-10-26 16:09:06 +0000 (Sun, 26 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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count multistrikes separately (fixes #381)
r576 | oscarucb | 2014-10-19 20:41:02 +0000 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014) | 2 lines
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tweak add_detail_bar to be less error-prone, fixing a bug introduced in r568

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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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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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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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bump toc
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WoD quick fix for Mage's Prismatic Crystal talent


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  • #608
    hi, is this possible? :
    I have two skada windows: dps and threat and would like to manualy toggle only one of them. Right now if I click toggle on either of the two windows both dissapear.
    Can only one window toggle can be achieved?
  • #607
    Need the following functionality:
    -See death logs for more than the just the last death in an encounter.
    -See the over-healing breakdown to which targets and with which heals.

    Also...when you set any of your Skada windows to extend upwards rather than downwards, the scrolling is a bit inverted. If you are scrolling upwards with your mouse, you should still be scrolling upwards visually rather than down.

    Other than these minor issues, I recommend this AddOn to my guildmates due to the light code and it doesn't have that horrid AddOn channel spam that Recount does (the spam you have to type /recount sync to turn off). OFC if fixing any of the above-mentioned issues would cause the AddOn to run too much system resources, then I can live without them. Skada's light-weight memory usage is where it shines.
  • #605
    I(feral druid) currently use this to show both dps and threat(2 separate windows). Sometimes however the other stops working and shows nothing. Deleting all the addon settings with the curse client makes it work again, but then the same problem happens after some time.

    I can try to show other info with the window that is not working, but they show blank(no entries) too.

    Any idea why? I'm more than willing to test the issue if you tell me how I can.
  • #604
    Hello again,

    I want to use this awesome addon as an replacement for Omen.
    A "Hide out of combat"/"Show in combat only" option (for each window) is the only thing i am missing.
  • #741
    i totally agree to that, thats something i would really need too
  • #601
    What is up with DOT damage? I was in an Uld raid and some guys Recount report showed me with 2.2k more DPS than I had on Skada for the same boss fight (4.1k Skada and 6.3k Recount Frostfire Mage).

    So I loaded Recount on my machine did a OOM run on a practice dummy with no pets and checked both detailed damage reports line by line and noticed that there was no DOT damage listed in the Skada report. The initial difference was 1.2k, after factoring the DOT damage it was only a difference of about 250dps which is a heck of a lot better.

    I LOVE Skada and DO NOT want to go back to the Omen/Recount combo I had before. Please fix this, or tell me what setting to change.
  • #613
    DoT damage is included in Skada, but it is not shown separately like in Recount. Compare total damage done and it should be equal. DPS differences are due to different formulas and different start/end logic. Check the tooltip in the DPS mode to see the actual formula used by Skada.
  • #593
    This is a very good approach for a damage meter addon!

    Could you please fix one minor issue:
    When I toogle on "Reverse bar growth", the title bar is at the bottom, which is fine, but by default it shows up the last 10 records, which should rather be the first 10.
    The mousewheel scrolling is also inverted with this option activated.

    Thanks in advance. ;)
  • #585
    Very nice, and it really is low-memory!
  • #584
    is there an easy way to get shaman totems and pets (spirit wolves, fire elemental, magma totem) to show up as part of total dps vs. as separate entities?
  • #583
    The only option I haven't seen with this fantastic addon, is the ability to remove people from the list, or only report one specific line. Maybe I've just overlooked it, who knows. If this isn't already built in, I'd love to see it.
  • #582
    The only option I haven't seen with this fantastic addon, is the ability to remove people from the list, or only report one specific line. Maybe I've just overlooked it, who knows. If this isn't already built in, I'd love to see it.
  • #580
    How do I enable data collecting when testing on dummies? Is there a fubar plugin similar to RecountFu planned? I miss seeing my DPS infight when looking at my fubar.
  • #581
    When you enter combat data is being collected.

    Skada has a data feed built-in. You just need an LDB (LibDataBroker) display addon to show it. There are many of those around, like TitanPanel, NinjaPanel, Fortress, Bazooka.
  • #590
    Why is skada handling dummy fights different than normal boss fights or just farming? I found no option to enable or something that disables dummy testing.
    Also the shadow damage of scourge strike is not shown, only physical damage.
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