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Skada Damage Meter

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 522,851 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 9,493,075 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2014
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 4,966 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: 1.4-20
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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".

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  • #663
    You have to look at Healing & Absorbs, combined.
  • #654
    Using your addon in PvP as recount sucks for telling me who of my foes deals more dmg. But I have a small problem. I clicked "Class color bars" and it show correctly in DPS/Damage mode for my allies, but not for the foes..

    Is there any way besides hacking Enemy Damage done ?

  • #655
    Wtb an edit button!!!

    Using your addon in PvP, because recount sucks for telling me who of my foes deals more dmg.
  • #650
    My one problem with Skada is a tiny aesthetic issue. When configuring the menu, I like everything to be transparent (mostly) save for the bars. The problem with Skada's bars is that if I choose "use class colors" the transparency stops working. Also, it's impossible to make what I call the the "frame bars," or the semi-transparent part of the bars that fill up, fully transparent. The reason I say this is because if I'm showing damage or threat (which I usually am), the top person is always full, since they're the standard everyone else is compared against; so I don't really need the background "frame bar" telling me what percent full a bar is (since just at a glance it's obvious comparing it against the top bar). So, in short, AWESOME add-on, but I was wondering if it would be possible to add the feature to make what I've been calling the "frame bars" transparent, as well as enable transparency when "use class colors" is selected. I don't know if I've been clear, but this is just a minor suggestion :)
  • #651
    I guess I should call it the "bar frame" instead of the "frame bar," but hopefully you can figure out what I mean.
  • #630
    I tried Skada, and was enjoying it, especially the switching to threat while in combat, and back to damage afterward. This allowed me to stop using both Recount and Omen, I was very happy at first. Then I won my Heartpierce. I wanted to find out how much energy the proc was gaining me, and was very saddened to find that Skada does not track energy gains. Please add energy gain tracking for all us rogues. As a thank you we will dismember your enemies, and possibly toss a TotT your way.
  • #628
    Every single time this is linked after a boss fight, everything is so off compared to recount. I think Skada constantly calculates your damage, even after you die with DoTs...but recount stops when you die. Or something along those lines. That's why skada is always so much lower then recount users. I hate it, and the absorbs seem not right imo.
  • #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?
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