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 Zeksie Zeksie Mar 06, 2009 at 12:08 UTC - 0 likes

    You also do some testing in the parser (such as Damage.lua line 151) for:

    if not UnitIsUnit(srcName, dstName) then

    Instead, you could simply use:

    if srcGUID ~= dstGUID then
  • Avatar of Vimes Vimes Mar 06, 2009 at 08:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Message: ..\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua line 895:

      attempt to call method 'StartCombart' (a nil value)

    i'm sure it's spelled Combat ;)

  • Avatar of andy52005 andy52005 Feb 28, 2009 at 09:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Skada Skada.lua

    290 line

    text = "Do you want to reset Skada?",


    text = L["Do you want to reset Skada?"],



    L["Do you want to reset Skada?"] = true

    SkadaFailbot Failbot.lua

    97 line ="'s Fails"

    change =["'s Fails"]

  • Avatar of Vimes Vimes Feb 27, 2009 at 15:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Everytime i report /skada report party.. it only reports the last mob killed.. so i then have to change the display to Total damage.. if you could add an option to change mode to total like you have for damage that would be great

  • Avatar of Aridian Aridian Feb 26, 2009 at 07:14 UTC - 0 likes

    nice nice nice addon!

    i got the same error every now and then as thedrama


    4) When in left-click on Skada minimap icon to hide stats, and after some time click again to back it, it looks like title merged with first player name:


    some wishes: - reporting via the minimap button would make things sooo much easier. i have no space for macro's or i don't want to learn the commands from the top off my head. so reporting to various channels (/s /g /o /p /r and /whisper to partymembers/raidmembers/random [fill in name]) would be great. take a look at violation to get inspired.

    - see which boss the damage was for. only see all and current now. that's sometimes a little confusing.

    - i wish skada would have an option to hide itself, until you mouse over it. could be an extra option maybe?

  • Avatar of deleted_118082 deleted_118082 Feb 23, 2009 at 18:50 UTC - 0 likes

    One thing I am missing is an option that is "Grow upwards", which means that even though it starts at bottom left, nr 1 is at the top. Not like the "Reverse bar growth" that keeps nr1 at the bottom.

  • Avatar of thedrama thedrama Feb 23, 2009 at 07:20 UTC - 0 likes

    This addon better than Recount, don't leave this project please :)

    I have some problems:

    1) As said in #22977 post, on some bosses Skada makes about 3 segments for one boss

    2) When I check "Only keep boss fights" looks like nothing recorded, just old mobpacks and last boss in Skada, no new boss

    3) What correct command for report to player directly? /skada report <name> - reports in /say Is it because player name in cyrilic? All other report options works perfectly.

    4) When in left-click on Skada minimap icon to hide stats, and after some time click again to back it, it looks like title merged with first player name:

    [wishlist] Is it possible make addon more advanced for healers? [wishlist]

  • Avatar of Vimes Vimes Feb 21, 2009 at 08:47 UTC - 0 likes

    is this because i'm wicked awesome at not dying? :D Loving the addon so far!

    Date: 2009-02-21 08:44:07 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: AceLocale-3.0: Skada: Missing entry for 'Deathlog' Debug:

      SkadaDeaths\Deaths.lua:7: in main chunk
  • Avatar of Gailly Gailly Feb 21, 2009 at 00:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Jeah nice job so far :)

    But there seems to be something wrong with the "current fight" splitting: But the Loatheb and Noth segments were just one fight.

    And an overall dmg comparision between Skada and Recount for Naxx clear:

  • Avatar of Allemandis Allemandis Feb 20, 2009 at 16:01 UTC - 0 likes

    REAllY GREAT JOB. Better than recount. Is it possible to add a 1 Click button to report? Not a biggie right now I just use macros to do it but would be nice. Either way GREAT JOB man please keep it updated. YOU ROCK.


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