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Skada Damage Meter

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 620,107 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 13,060,375 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 02/12/2009
  • 5,741 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4-29
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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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  • #950
    This seems to just be an across the board meter issue, but Paladin Mastery shields and Druids Efflorescence aren't registering. Don't know if there is anything that can be done about it, just thought I'd make it known.
  • #949
    I'm glad you updated. I was afraid I'd have to go back to Recount!

    Does anyone know the best way to reach the developer re: bugs?
  • #948
    Update please.

    btw when I try to reset data, it won't reset data from a regular Gundrak when my mage was lvl 77.
  • #927
    Hi, great addon by the way. Any chance to get buffs (rather than only debuffs) uptimes in the next version? other than that, great and light addon, love it!
  • #914
    I would like to keep using this, but it needs to record DPS even if I'm not DPSing. I get bitched at all the time, because my DPS doesn't show high enough on Recount but rocks on Skada. Fix this or I'm uninstalling.
  • #971
    There is an option in the "General" section called "Aggressive combat detection" now, which through various shenanigans attempts to detect combat earlier. The default Skada behaviour is very clean and simple and perfect for boss encounters, but this can be useful for a) 5-mans and b) slackers.
  • #933
    Stop being terrible and do more DPS.

    Problem solved.
  • #915
    I apologize to everyone else for this flame...sometimes people really get under my skin when they are rude.

    Seriously dude? This guy is taking the time and effort to put this addon out for people, pretty much for free, and you're going to give him ultimatums and try to force him to make a change? If I was the author, I'd quickly tell you to take a hike. Why not instead thank the author for his/her time and effort, and politely suggest a change or upgrade for a future patch and see if they think it is useful and doable. If you don't like that idea, go learn some LUA programming and make the changes yourself.

    Plus, it sounds like to me you are the one in the hot seat. You don't like using Recount because when your DPS is on there, you look like a gimp wimp, but you like your DPS on look like your DPS is better by comparison. It sounds to me like you ***NEED*** to keep using Skada, like it or not, or put up with the griping; at least until you get better gear or learn to play your class more effectively.
  • #920
    I am with you he was rude & inconsiderate.

    To the mod creator: I would like to see that there is an update soon. I don't want to use recount cuz it's too intensive fer my needs, and am always looking feer a nice lite add on to try or to run that gives above add on a run fer their money.
  • #909
    Reinstalled this a number of times, but its not reading DPS or anything, many lines are greyed out. Going back to recount for the time being, heads up if theres anything wrong with or its just me. I just download, config and enjoy.
  • #902

    Always I want to report the Data I receive this Error:

    2x Skada-1.2-27\Skada.lua:593: attempt to index local 'report_mode' (a nil value)
    Skada-1.2-27\Skada.lua:1171: in function `OnAccept'
    Interface\FrameXML\StaticPopup.lua:3473: in function `StaticPopup_OnClick':

    window = nil

  • #891
    I really like this addon, but a few weeks a ago i had to "repair" wow, and afterwards it didn't work. I have reinstalled it a few times now, and the only moduls working are "threat" and "fail".

    help would be appreciated
  • #916
    I'm not sure what this idea is worth, but depending on how many addons you are running, it may solve your issue. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling an older version? It could be something in your folders too. Try to rename your WTF to WTF_old and rename your INTERFACE folder to INTERFACE_old, and log all the way out of the game and restart the game. This will make the game recreate the default INTERFACE and WTF folders as if it were a new install of WOW. Install this addon by itself and quit out of the game again and restart again with only that addon. See if the addon works this way. If this doesn't work, log out of WOW, delete the new INTERFACE and WTF folders, then rename your old folders to their original names, and your interface and settings will be as they were when you started.
  • #889
    This just started ... the menu options of mana gained, overhealing, threat, and total healing are greyed out and unclickable by window buttons. I can set them to show using bar mode.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  • #879
    I see a few other comments about pet merging, but the only spec I've had that problem with is Enhancement Shaman. I main a Warlock and my pet merges with me just fine, our Hunter's pet merges with him just fine, but I always see a "Fire Elemental Totem" down at the bottom of the meters, keeping his numbers way off. I love everything else about Skada, but is there any way to fix this issue? Would hate going back to Recount.
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