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 Mar 15, 2009 at 22:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Nephtys_ch: should be fixed in r150. Please confirm.

  • Avatar of Nephtys_ch Nephtys_ch Mar 15, 2009 at 19:22 UTC - 0 likes

    French client :

    great addon ;)

    but i have a problem with the r149, i see only the actual datas, the other segments are clean :(

  • Avatar of Ydrisselle Ydrisselle Mar 15, 2009 at 11:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I switched from r135 to r147 and after that Skada isn't change to show dps, and I can't hide it when I'm soloing.

  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Mar 15, 2009 at 09:14 UTC - 0 likes

    arjTPA: Were you in the Total set by any chance, having just updated to r147 and not having had the Enemies modes available before?

  • Avatar of arjTPA arjTPA Mar 15, 2009 at 00:45 UTC - 0 likes

    r147 throws this error.

    [20:35:58] Interface\AddOns\SkadaEnemies\Enemies.lua:104: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil) [C]: ? [C]: in function `pairs' Interface\AddOns\SkadaEnemies\Enemies.lua:104: in function `Update' Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:1633: in function `UpdateBars' Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:215: in function `DisplayMode' Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:1647: in function <Interface\AddOns\Skada\Skada.lua:1647>

  • Avatar of Nakawe Nakawe Mar 12, 2009 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    seem my minimap button is broke. latest version and minimap button keeps reappearing even though I have it selected off.

  • Avatar of andy52005 andy52005 Mar 08, 2009 at 17:45 UTC - 0 likes

    SkadaHealing\Healing.lua line 114 =["'s Healing"]

  • Avatar of andy52005 andy52005 Mar 08, 2009 at 16:49 UTC - 0 likes


    info.text = L["Skada Menu"]


    L["Skada Menu"] = "Skada Menu" L["Switch to mode"] = "Switch to mode" L["Report"] = "Report" L["Toggle window"] = "Toggle window" L["Configure"] = "Configure" L["Delete segment"] = "Delete segment" L["Keep segment"] = "Keep segment" L["Mode"] = "Mode" L["Lines"] = "Lines" L["Channel"] = "Channel" L["Send report"] = "Send report" L["No mode selected for report."] = "No mode selected for report." L["Say"] = "Say" L["Raid"] = "Raid" L["Party"] = "Party" L["Guild"] = "Guild" L["Officer"] = "Officer" L["Self"] = "Self"

    SkadaDamage\Damage.lua line 330 =["'s "]

    Skada\locale\zhTW.lua Translation missing

    L["Crushing"] = "碾壓"

  • Avatar of Nakawe Nakawe Mar 08, 2009 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Personal dps isnt showing in docking station. Raid dps shows fine. last two revisions has had this problem.

  • Avatar of normi08 normi08 Mar 08, 2009 at 10:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Tried this out again today, and the settings are still not applied when u log in a new char or retsrt the game. I have to go to settings and change something before it applies the textures and last but not least the LDB Data feed isnt working, it only shows n/a on my DockingStation. It would be also coll if it could remember what kinda data it was showing last time i played, because everytime i log in it defaults back to only show the current fight and not total fights, what i prefer.


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