Skada Damage Meter

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Skada is a modular damage meter with various viewing modes, segmented fights and customizable windows. It aims to be highly efficient with memory and CPU.


When you first start using Skada, there will be a window created by default. This window can be extensively customized in Skada's configuration panel; click the little cog icon to access a menu, and then click Configure. Depending on your user interface, there may also be a minimap button allowing quick access to this menu.

Skada supports multiple windows. To create a new window, click Windows in the addon's configuration panel. There are three built-in types of windows - Bar, Inline, and Data text. Bar is the classic damage meter window, and is very customizable. Inline shows the meter in a horizontal line, which can be useful for integration in custom user interfaces. Data text shows just one item at a time, and can also be displayed by any LDB display addon, such as Titan Panel, ChocolateBar, or ElvUI.

In the normal Bar window, you can left click on specific items for more detailed information, and right click for less details. At the very "top" is the list of all saved fight segments. Some data modes have several detailed information 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.


Skada is very easy to extend, and there are many extra plugin addons out there that add functionality, such as:

There is a forum thread for discussion on Skada.
Suggestions and bug reports here. Bug reports in comments will be deleted. There is a page with API information here.

"Skada" is Swedish for "Damage".

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  • Avatar of jdastridge jdastridge Sep 13, 2016 at 04:47 UTC - 1 like

    @Totofeo: Go

    For now you can use my modified Damage.lua to record it for yourself (doesn't record for other players yet)

  • Avatar of Totofeo Totofeo Sep 11, 2016 at 08:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Are the new neck enchants like Hidden Satyr not showing up in the meters because blizzard made those not show who's procing the effect on Combat Log?

  • Avatar of PleaseHaveTears PleaseHaveTears Aug 25, 2016 at 15:47 UTC - 0 likes

    can we get options to set keybinds to toggle specific modes like damage, healing, etc. so we don't need more than one windiow? would be gr8

  • Avatar of airsmit airsmit Aug 19, 2016 at 22:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Love to see smite for disc priests count as healing. As of right now, skada correctly counts it for atonement healing but smite also places an absorb debuf on the boss which prevents 100% of smite's damage from even going out.

  • Avatar of DarkLimpan DarkLimpan Aug 19, 2016 at 18:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks. Yeah, I set the border thickness to zero (the small inner border seems to be made by Skinner, which is how I liked the border), and the "bar font size" seemed to increase from 12 to 13 for some reason after the update, which was weird, but seems to be fixed.

  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Aug 19, 2016 at 15:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @DarkLimpan: Go

    Is that tiny inner border made by another addon? If so, just disable Skada's own border in the window settings. Set border thickness to zero.

  • Avatar of DarkLimpan DarkLimpan Aug 19, 2016 at 12:24 UTC - 0 likes

    My settings were changed as well with the r642 update. How do I make it look like it used to, but with the latest version? - r641 - r642

  • Avatar of khurzog khurzog Dec 29, 2014 at 04:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Please fix the borders!!!! (ticket #273)

  • Avatar of Road_Block Road_Block May 21, 2014 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Something in patch 5.4.8 (in combination with recent commits?) is giving me c-stack overflow errors on fights with many adds (nazgrim, and garrosh I've had it sofar) I /rl to clear it because it makes the game "stutter" and don't have the error unfortunately, but on BugSack tooltip I caught Skada.

    I'll try to post a proper ticket when I have an error trace.

  • Avatar of menace97 menace97 Mar 09, 2014 at 10:38 UTC - 0 likes

    coming from recount, i am really liking skada. one thing i can't seem to figure out is the personal DPS display in the broker portion of the addon - i can't seem to see a correlation between the main interface (and any part of the menus) with what the broker displays as its DPS #.

    Last edited Mar 09, 2014 by menace97


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