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 xxyz xxyz Nov 13, 2009 at 09:01 UTC - 0 likes

    04.11.2009 10:37:57 (last week)

    Hey there, its a great addon! keep up the good work, unfortunately some bugs still occur in the latest release.

    i can not reproduce it but every now and then skada's threat module shows everyone except me, the MT. its very annoying due to the fact that even a /reload does not solve it. i encountered this misbehavior in ulduar at first a few months ago and its still a "feature" in all actual encounters anub'arak or onyxia it doesn't matter, i even encounterd it in the scarlet event thingi ;)

    second bug: the damage meter does not always automaticaly show up after fightend. the battle is over and approx. 10 seconds are needed to get dmg informations. or it completely refuses to switch to the dmg module and stays in threat.

    third or second.5: sometimes the automatic switch between threat and another module after fight does not function.

    the last one (maybe only a feature request): while pausing or rebuffing i trie to look up some things but, if someone enters the instance or disconnects/connects in the raid all context menus disappear. is there a possibility to fix this behavior?


  • Avatar of weetabixyp weetabixyp Oct 04, 2009 at 18:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I have the same issue as Kelem, it conflicts with the hide as solo option, either one on their own works fine but with both skada comes up in pvp

  • Avatar of sammael666 sammael666 Sep 13, 2009 at 16:23 UTC - 0 likes

    autohide in pvp works fine for me, what puzzles me tho is that skada consistently reports around 200-500dps less than recount, the percentages are the same but the dps is always lower why is this ? i don;t wanna go back to that memory hog which recount is. also that would mean installing omen again and no mode switching D:

  • Avatar of Kelem Kelem Sep 07, 2009 at 19:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Just me or does it not auto hide and stay that way during pvp for anyone else?

  • Avatar of casca casca Sep 07, 2009 at 18:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey Zarnivoop,

    first at all -> Great Addon =)
    But for alle UI-costumizer ... you have forgotten to add the window names to your skada windows... so, all users who wants to parent or anchor the skada frame to their kgpanels(for example) ... wont work :\

    I hope you read this and we can cheer up with the next hotfix to find an windowname of the skada windows :)

  • Avatar of omu omu Aug 13, 2009 at 15:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello there. First off: Great addon, been using it for a while now. One thing I'm wondering though: Is it possible to remove the spark from the statusbars? I know there's currently no menu option for it, and I've been going through the .lua files but couldn't find anything that seemed related. Any ideas?

  • Avatar of Skizelli Skizelli Aug 07, 2009 at 18:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Just reporting a typo within the General options, which reads "Only keep boss fighs".

    Last edited Aug 07, 2009 by Skizelli
  • Avatar of Crazytoo Crazytoo Jul 30, 2009 at 22:12 UTC - 0 likes

    With r259 when you sign out and come back in Current Fight or what ever does not stay checked. Great Mod thanks

  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Jul 29, 2009 at 10:55 UTC - 0 likes

    No, there is no pull aggro bar currently. Please note that by default Skada shows scaled threat, meaning you pull aggro at 100%, regardless if you are ranged or not. There is an option to enable Omen's behaviour.

  • Avatar of SmuvMoney SmuvMoney Jul 28, 2009 at 22:27 UTC - 0 likes

    I may have missed this feature the last time I played with Skada.  On the threat module, is there a line for the percentage needed to pull aggro?  In Omen, it shows up something like this in the bars:

    Pull Aggro     130%
    Tank/Pet       100%
    Player             60%

    This is probably the only reason I have stuck with Omen - I can see that line and know my boundary on the meter.  Otherwise, I love the notion of the switch from DPS to threat in combat and vice versa.  Keep up the good work.

    Last edited Jul 28, 2009 by SmuvMoney


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