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 Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Oct 25, 2016 at 21:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Whiskeyshamz: Go

    It would be very helpful if you supply combat log of this, along with rough pointers on when it happens.

    Last edited Oct 25, 2016 by Zarnivoop
  • Avatar of RobPiazzajr RobPiazzajr Oct 12, 2016 at 20:23 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a question can we change the font size of Skada? I wanna make the font bigger.

  • Avatar of Nephelis Nephelis Oct 12, 2016 at 14:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Fix akari soul artifact trait on subtlety rogues please , Subs see akari soul as their dmg but all the other players see akari soul as different player in skada meter , as a result subs lose 15-25k dps to the eyes of other ppl while its not true

  • Avatar of Whiskeyshamz Whiskeyshamz Oct 07, 2016 at 17:12 UTC - 0 likes

    When playing my Holy priest, my numbers frequently disappear from my healing meters, and the healing meters of my other guildies with Skada, but not my guildies with Recount. At first I thought it was because I have a weird alt code letter o in my name but after reading other comments I think it might be a Holy Priest only issue.

    Please fix this next update if possible, and thanks for the amazing addon, I've been a loyal user for years and this is the first major issue I have had.

  • 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.


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