Skada Damage Meter

Damage mode

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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  • Avatar of Nephtys_ch Nephtys_ch Mar 15, 2009 at 19:22 UTC - 0 likes

    French client :

    great addon ;)

    but i have a problem with the r149, i see only the actual datas, the other segments are clean :(

  • Avatar of Ydrisselle Ydrisselle Mar 15, 2009 at 11:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I switched from r135 to r147 and after that Skada isn't change to show dps, and I can't hide it when I'm soloing.

  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Mar 15, 2009 at 09:14 UTC - 0 likes

    arjTPA: Were you in the Total set by any chance, having just updated to r147 and not having had the Enemies modes available before?

  • Avatar of arjTPA arjTPA Mar 15, 2009 at 00:45 UTC - 0 likes

    r147 throws this error.

    [20:35:58] Interface\AddOns\SkadaEnemies\Enemies.lua:104: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil) [C]: ? [C]: in function `pairs' Interface\AddOns\SkadaEnemies\Enemies.lua:104: in function `Update' Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:1633: in function `UpdateBars' Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:215: in function `DisplayMode' Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:1647: in function <Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:1647>

  • Avatar of Nakawe Nakawe Mar 12, 2009 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    seem my minimap button is broke. latest version and minimap button keeps reappearing even though I have it selected off.

  • Avatar of andy52005 andy52005 Mar 08, 2009 at 17:45 UTC - 0 likes

    SkadaHealing\Healing.lua line 114 =["'s Healing"]

  • Avatar of andy52005 andy52005 Mar 08, 2009 at 16:49 UTC - 0 likes


    info.text = L["Skada Menu"]


    L["Skada Menu"] = "Skada Menu" L["Switch to mode"] = "Switch to mode" L["Report"] = "Report" L["Toggle window"] = "Toggle window" L["Configure"] = "Configure" L["Delete segment"] = "Delete segment" L["Keep segment"] = "Keep segment" L["Mode"] = "Mode" L["Lines"] = "Lines" L["Channel"] = "Channel" L["Send report"] = "Send report" L["No mode selected for report."] = "No mode selected for report." L["Say"] = "Say" L["Raid"] = "Raid" L["Party"] = "Party" L["Guild"] = "Guild" L["Officer"] = "Officer" L["Self"] = "Self"

    SkadaDamage\Damage.lua line 330 =["'s "]

    Skada\locale\zhTW.lua Translation missing

    L["Crushing"] = "碾壓"

  • Avatar of Nakawe Nakawe Mar 08, 2009 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Personal dps isnt showing in docking station. Raid dps shows fine. last two revisions has had this problem.

  • Avatar of normi08 normi08 Mar 08, 2009 at 10:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Tried this out again today, and the settings are still not applied when u log in a new char or retsrt the game. I have to go to settings and change something before it applies the textures and last but not least the LDB Data feed isnt working, it only shows n/a on my DockingStation. It would be also coll if it could remember what kinda data it was showing last time i played, because everytime i log in it defaults back to only show the current fight and not total fights, what i prefer.

  • Avatar of ffcloud2000 ffcloud2000 Mar 08, 2009 at 07:25 UTC - 0 likes

    would it be possible under spells detail to include miss rate also?


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