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 Darkdavinci Darkdavinci Feb 21, 2010 at 02:53 UTC - 0 likes

    anyway the hide in pvp option can be fixed? it hides for a game or two then after that it pops up every single time even with it checked it always happens.

    thanks for the addon and work put into it.

  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Feb 20, 2010 at 13:20 UTC - 0 likes


    Yes, if your computer can handle Recount it can surely handle Skada, which is lighter on both memory and CPU usage. I can not say what your problem is though. It is not a general issue at least, as I have never heard of it before.

  • Avatar of Aisenfaire Aisenfaire Feb 19, 2010 at 13:20 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I hide the minimap button?

  • Avatar of Misanagi Misanagi Feb 18, 2010 at 09:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Unfortunately it's just Skada. I've run several memory intensive mods at once and had no problem. Recount/Gatherer/Xperl all at once. No problem what so ever.

    I'll try the new revision you released and see what happens.

    edit: My PC isn't the best, but it should be able to handle this no problem. 2x 2.0g processors and 3gb of ram, plenty of hard drive space that's defragged and virus free.

    Last edited Feb 18, 2010 by Misanagi
  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Feb 16, 2010 at 14:03 UTC - 0 likes


    Does it only happen with Skada? Ie, if you disable Skada and use tons of memory-intense addons, do you get crashes? Skada can not crash your game directly, as it like all addons just uses Blizzard APIs, but I was thinking your machine could have some memory issues perhaps.

  • Avatar of Misanagi Misanagi Feb 14, 2010 at 07:44 UTC - 0 likes


    I get a horrible problem with this mod that makes me crash sporadically during anything ranging from 5 mans to raids.

    I've tried dropping a few of the modules I don't really need, debuff uptime, power, CC, fail reports.

    I use the main Skada window and don't create any new ones. I generally have the window switch to threat mode during combat also.

    Apart from changing font/bar sizes etc most of the configuration is default, save for only keeping boss segments.

    I only use Bigwigs and EBB and I have tried using nothing but Skada but still run into crashes so I don't think its a mod conflict problem.

    Has anyone experienced this problem and found a way to fix it?

    I really do like Skada and would much rather use it than Recount, though this crash problem is not really letting me do that.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Avatar of cyberian cyberian Feb 05, 2010 at 00:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Had a situation last night where the DPS bars in a 5-man kept showing the same damage after switching from threat mode. Almost like it froze data for a while. I had to reset Skada then it did ok. Any idea what that was?

    Same issue as xxyz below - doesn't swap from threat to dmg.

    Last edited Feb 06, 2010 by cyberian
  • Avatar of lcf80 lcf80 Jan 21, 2010 at 21:19 UTC - 0 likes

    A+HPS not displayed in absorbs and healing mode, could use a fix.

  • Avatar of Triplany Triplany Jan 15, 2010 at 19:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Fantastic Addon. Only thing I really wish it had is a set window size and scrollbars. Keep up the good work.

  • Avatar of arjTPA arjTPA Dec 18, 2009 at 15:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Zarnivoop, sweet addon, longtime user.

    Recently, I have been asked to heal as Disc on certain encounters, and since I like to look at performance metrics (heh), I was puzzled by the low amount of mana regen from Rapture.

    As an example, in the Absorbs, I had 350k, but only 12k in mana returned from Rapture. That stuck me as very low.

    I thought I would throw it out in the forums just in case its a bug, but I will also go and so some controlled testing and report further. Perhaps I am nubbing it up and not using the shield spam correctly.

    Keep up the great work!!!


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