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

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

  • Avatar of Dridzt Dridzt 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
  • Avatar of Walkerbo Walkerbo Feb 01, 2014 at 10:22 UTC - 0 likes

    I am having a couple of issues with Skada profiles and segments.

    When I go to profiles and select copy from an existing profile Skada resets the layout to the original out of the box default and also resets the layout from the copied profile.

    eg. On my warlock I configure the layout and then go to my warrior and select copy form warlock and it resets both the warrior and the warlock profiles.

    The next issue is that when I log on Skada resets the segment to Total rather than Current Fight.

    Is anybody else have these issues, or is there a simple step I may have missed?

  • Avatar of Punisheiro_ Punisheiro_ Oct 26, 2013 at 11:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there,

    I got a little problem with skada, when I check the option " Hide When solo" , when I go for a dungeon or raid..the window doesn't appear..but skada is collecting can I fix this?

  • Avatar of Gozington Gozington Aug 17, 2013 at 18:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello. I am trying to locate an addon that can perform a simple calculation that takes into account a player's Average ItemLevel before reporting Damage results on a meter. It can even be something as simple as Damage/Ave iLvl, and then Rank the results for reporting. In this manner a Raid Leader can actually identify how each person is performing, regardless of their gear.

    Because we all know that players will get better as their gear gets better, so current meters that treat everyone as an equal by just reporting the numbers incurred are actually not very meaningful, as they are tracking results (which is gear-driven) rather than performance (which is knowledge & skill driven). I was wondering if Skada can currently do this, or if you have plans to incorporate a feature like this in the near future? Thank You :)

  • Avatar of Auron2009 Auron2009 Jul 30, 2013 at 15:16 UTC - 0 likes

    I can't find the mode switching option anymore. Has it been removed or am I blind? Edit: I've found it. Looked three times for it before I posted the comment. :D

    Last edited Jul 30, 2013 by Auron2009
  • Avatar of Zaloshka Zaloshka Jul 17, 2013 at 23:30 UTC - 0 likes

    If I have both the "Hide when solo" and "Disable while hidden" options checked, then Skada won't collect any data at all when in a dungeon finder or LFR group. But if the "Disable while hidden" box is unchecked, it works fine. Not sure if this only happens just with random queue groups, or with pre made groups also, I've only noticed it in random groups.

  • Avatar of damntry damntry May 04, 2013 at 11:04 UTC - 0 likes

    There is one feature I would like to see and I hope it´s not hard to implement.

    When you click a menu to view some info, and then go back, Skada does not keep the vertical scroll position it had before and goes to the very top. Then, you have to scroll down again and search the next one, which can be somewhat cumbersome when you have a lot of info plugins and want to check a few of them.

    Thanks for this great addon, I haven´t had any problems with it yet.

  • Avatar of tordenflesk tordenflesk Apr 10, 2013 at 23:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Why am i forced to manually toggle Skada when joining a group? I recently tested out some different meters(TinyDPS, ALDamageMeter), found them lacking and went back to Skada. Figured i would re-do my setup, and I can't for the life off me get it to simply show up when joining a group.

    Last edited Apr 10, 2013 by tordenflesk


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