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.

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 Haldiri Haldiri Jun 10, 2011 at 10:19 UTC - 0 likes

    this addon allso bugs the glyph system in wow :P

  • Avatar of wxx011 wxx011 May 22, 2011 at 10:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Deaths-死亡.lua:44: attempt to index field \"?\" (a nil value)

    Deaths-死亡.lua:44: in function <SkadaDeaths
    Deaths-死亡.lua:58: in function \"func\"\nSkada
    Skada-r319.lua:1762: in function \"?\"\nlibs
    CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:147: in function <libs
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    CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:92: in function \"Fire\"\nAdiBags-v1.4-beta-1-4-g0d5e45e
    AceEvent-3.0-3.lua:120: in function <AdiBags

  • Avatar of chenyuli chenyuli May 06, 2011 at 03:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, the option "disable in PvP" doesn't work well. User checked this option needs rechecked again every time when get in BG or Arena.

  • Avatar of crazyivan4000 crazyivan4000 May 04, 2011 at 18:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Skada is now using 11 mb outside of a group with no data being recorded.

  • Avatar of wxx011 wxx011 May 04, 2011 at 13:26 UTC - 0 likes

    AceLocale-3.0-5: Skada: Missing entry for \"DTPS\""

  • Avatar of crazyivan4000 crazyivan4000 Apr 29, 2011 at 02:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a reason that death log takes up 8 mb?

  • Avatar of iZollie iZollie Jan 25, 2011 at 17:42 UTC - 0 likes

    hey guys... is there any option to make Skada to always show player's damage in the list?

  • Avatar of Dalse Dalse Jan 18, 2011 at 00:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to see how someone died in Skada, I love it over recount except for that one thing. I see that there is deaths, but I can't figure out how to make it give me details.

  • Avatar of Faux81 Faux81 Jan 12, 2011 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Just curious as to why Skada doesn't seem to track feral interrupts. Makes it very hard to figure out who's actually interrupting adds on Nefarion.

  • Avatar of warcraftic warcraftic Jan 01, 2011 at 20:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Anyone know how to make Skada threat sounds only go off in an instance?


Date created
Feb 12, 2009
Last update
Dec 15, 2014
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Recent files
  • A: r594 for 6.0.3 Dec 15, 2014
  • A: r593 for 6.0.3 Dec 14, 2014
  • R: 1.4-24 for 6.0.3 Dec 11, 2014
  • A: r591 for 6.0.3 Dec 09, 2014
  • A: r590 for 6.0.3 Dec 06, 2014