Skada Damage Meter

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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:


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.

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 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
  • 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?


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