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Skada Damage Meter

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 103,029 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 15,211,655 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/04/2015
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 6,311 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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  • #1034
    My Shadowy Apparitions and others, do not seem to be merging with their owners. I don't know if this has been addressed or not.
  • #1033
    i was messing with skada and i hit hide icon or something and now i cant pull it back up on my screen if someone can someone help me?
  • #1032
    i was messing with skada and i hit hide icon or something and now i cant pull it back up on my screen if someone can someone help me?
  • #1031
    I haven't tried to configure my skada in a while, so I can't vouch for any of the errors listed below... but my problem is a bit different. It seems that it is blocking the blizzard UI from allowing me to erase a glyph when using dust of disappearance. I'll click on a glyph from the list on the right, and click on the slot/used glyph that I want to replace. It will ask for confirmation, but then the old glyph doesn't 'disappear' and there is a confirmation window telling me I need to disable some addon in order to do this. I reload my ui and skada is missing (so assuming that is the problem).
  • #1030
    Also, can you change the "Hide in PvP" option to "Hide When Player Target"? BGs can have NPCs that obey threat.
  • #1029
    Clickthrough feature does NOT work with background enabled.
  • #1028
    With patch 4.0.6 this addon no longer saves or loads profiles. This is similar to what happened to Quartz where profiles weren't being saved or loaded because it was being confused by Drain Life's removal. I'm assuming this is the same thing that is happening to Skada and will be fixed shortly.
  • #1027
    With my main i can't see my dps meter,interrupts or whatever but as soon as i log with one of my alts Skada works fine. Any idea of how can i solve this problem?
  • #1026
    I'm guessing this just broke with the latest patch, but I can't seem to resize my skada window anymore.
  • #1025
    I've been really loving this addon for quite a while, one addon doing three + jobs for me FTW. Although there is one thing it seems to lack for me. You have an option to hide it in combat, is there any way you could add an option to hide it out of combat and show it in? Right now I can kinda achieve that, but I have to edit the code in my UI every time I update it. I know of quite a few people who would also love an update to do that too.

    Keep up the good work! :D
  • #1024
    Just switched from recount and I really like how easy it is to browse between all the various modules compared to recounts menu based system.

    One thing I would like to see added is an option for comma separated numbers. At the moment if somebody in my group is doing 18941 dps it's not as easy to read as 18,941 dps is.

    It would also be nice if you could customise the modules you have visible in the main summary (perhaps there's a way to do this already but I can't find it). So instead of giving a summary of everything, you can just select the ones you want. For example I'm not overly interested in healing/total healing because it's all covered inside healing & absorbs. I'm also using the ensidiafails module so the standard fails isn't too important. DPS is kind of covered by damage. Plus there's a bunch of other modules that I'm not particularly interested in such as Threat, Enemy Damage done/Taken (in fact these 2 dont seem to be working atm). If I could customise my view it would be much easier to navigate which judging by your simple and effective UI is something that you value.

    Thanks for the great addon
  • #1023
    Is it possible to have it display HPS on the Tital Panel plugin while having it display DPS in the main window?
  • #1022
    Is there a way to merge Guardian of the ancient king healing to the paladin's healing?
  • #1021
    one of my all time favorite mods but i am having an issue with the cc announcement
    ever since cata it wont record or announce cc breaks while in 5 mans or raids but it works perfectly while in pvp, any clues?
  • #1020
    As of Tuesday Jan 18, 2011, Skada is giving me a small lag spike every time I enter or leave combat. I went through each individual addon relogging and removing from my addon folder and narrowed it down to only this addon causing the issue.
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