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Skada Damage Meter

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  • 95,342 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 15,473,955 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/04/2015
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 6,416 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".

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  • #735
    Absorbs are estimated. As blizzard stated, they have yet to send all the info for absorbtion to the game client.
  • #649
    Not to mention if you don't like an add-on .. fine don't use it. Don't go littering its page with silliness.
  • #648
    Actually Skata's recording format is far more accurate these days than Recount. However, people see bigger numbers and go "ooohhhh pretty". Recount was done by Cryect who left the add-on at patch 2.4. Elsia who now maintains it even notes they only fix things where needed. However, through the many patches data display and collection has changed. And Recount is slowly falling behind in this regard. So you talk about something being more off ... that would be Recount's data compared to Skada. Not to mention Recount had everything under the sun that most people never used. Bulky overused concepts that few used. Skada is geared toward more realistic and applicable practices. An simply a add-on worth its praise.
  • #623
    Is there a way to simply auto turn it off when solo kicking around anywhere, kinda was trying few options but not working as intended. I mean "Hide when solo" option is not working for me, after every fight in solo mode, window pops up.
  • #618
    How can I set it to always view total damage instead of actual fight?
  • #617
    Can the Mode Switching also have a feature to change the number of bars displayed while in the switched mode? If in combat I have it switch to show threat, it would be nice to be able to collapse it to say the highest three people rather than everyone at once.
  • #610
    I've moved from recount/omen to skada and love it but there is one thing I find annoying.

    When set to reverse bar growth during a fight I have to scroll up to see the 1st, 2nd, 3rd.... people which really isn't convenient. Can this be changed so that it displays properly with the lowest people out of sight?

    Thanks :)
  • #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. ;)
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