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Skada Damage Meter

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 115,829 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 13,763,136 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/14/2015
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 5,921 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4-30
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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".

r613 | zarnivoop | 2015-03-14 16:50:00 +0000 (Sat, 14 Mar 2015) | 1 line
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Tagging as 1.4-30
r612 | zarnivoop | 2015-03-13 15:10:02 +0000 (Fri, 13 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BarDisplay.lua
   M /trunk/lib/SpecializedLibBars-1.0/SpecializedLibBars-1.0.lua

fix for new weird word wrapping issue - may need a bit of testing
r611 | zarnivoop | 2015-03-13 14:51:57 +0000 (Fri, 13 Mar 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Menus.lua
   M /trunk/locale/enUS.lua

localization fix
r610 | oscarucb | 2015-03-03 22:16:19 +0000 (Tue, 03 Mar 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Enemies.lua

Fix Enemy healing module to include enemy HoTs with a nil source unit (eg Cauterizing Bolt on Thogar).
Previously these heals were completely omitted from tracking, now they are shown on Enemy Healing Taken (but we still have no way in general to correctly attribute them for Enemy Healing Done).

r608 | funkydude | 2015-02-25 04:42:44 +0000 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua
   M /trunk/Skada.toc

change wav path to ogg, bump toc.
r607 | ananhaid | 2015-02-12 11:11:01 +0000 (Thu, 12 Feb 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.toc

- zhCN desc update.


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  • #995
    Can a totals line be added to the top of the damage window to see total raid damage? Is this possible now? I couldn't find it in the options.


  • #989
    Loving Skada so far. :) One question ... I was really looking forward to automatic mode switching (awesome idea BTW), but I don't see a threat mode on the mode list in 1.2-30, nor do I see a separate module to download for it?
  • #988
    My Destro warlock's Nether Ward is not counting on the "Absorbs" or "Absorbs and Healing" pages. Bug? I want to see how much its actually helping me!
  • #987
    Having the same problem as others ... segments not saving, only current and total. Tried to find Boogi78's fix and couldn't seem to find it. Will this be fixed in the future? Thanks for all the work, great addon :)
  • #986
    is it possible to see somwhere the energy/mana gains during a fight?
  • #983
    When i try to set a focus target, a message pop up that Skada has tried to do some action that only Blizz addons can do, do i want to log it off and reload UI, yes, no
  • #979
    I play in Taiwan with the enUS version of the client.But the skada don`t work.Can anyone know how to do it?
  • #976
    I can't seem to be able to get rid of the spark effect on the bars. I've unticked the box, but they're still there.
  • #974
    boogi78's method is very good , hope it can be update in release version
  • #973
    To fix Skada not saving segments you need to modify line 1778 in Skada.lua

    if not self.current.gotboss and boss.BossIDs[tonumber(dstGUID:sub(7, 10), 16)] then

    (Old was dstGUID:sub(9, 12))
  • #985
    Thanks this fixed the problem!!
    (If you don't know what this is about you prolly don't have "Only keep bossfights" checked)
  • #981
    thx m8
  • #975
    thank you ,so good!
  • #972
    I did a comparison between a World of Logs combatlog report and the Skada report for the same fight (Lich King hc, very static). It turns out that Skada shows 0 healing done by Powerword shield and Divine Aegis, while the WoL log shows 12M and 2.5M healing done by those spells. However this was done on oct 27, have there been any changes in showing these heals in the newest update?
  • #966
    Thanks for today's fixes (on the alpha), everything's working again for me. :)
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