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 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
  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Apr 04, 2013 at 08:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @Gimplekin: Go

    This should be fixed. I never notice these things because I do not use the "Only save boss segments" option.

    Last edited Apr 04, 2013 by Zarnivoop
  • Avatar of Gimplekin Gimplekin Apr 01, 2013 at 20:49 UTC - 0 likes

    i've also seen that it will not store any boss data from ToT. you can see each boss as it's currently happening, or until you start combat with something else, but it won't keep the boss fights for later examination

  • Avatar of MickyBIs MickyBIs Mar 16, 2013 at 05:11 UTC - 0 likes

    In 5.2 I'm having a problem where none of the Throne of Thunder bosses will be recognized by Skada, and the fight segments saved. In 5.0 I had a similar problem with most bosses in Heart of Fear similarly not being saved, but that was solved by correcting the BossIDs library.

    I've checked the boss ids for the first 3 encounters in ToT, and those are all correct as far as I can tell. Is there anything else Skada checks to determine whether to save a fight? I have double checked and the libBossID in Skada is the only one I have installed.


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