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 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.

  • Avatar of ghostreeper ghostreeper Mar 14, 2013 at 08:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there way to set it to where it keep the total window instead of changing to a per encounter window?

  • Avatar of Twopro Twopro Jan 04, 2013 at 01:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, could you Add opacity feature like Raven addon. (was my suggestion) this option you can find under General via "bar groups" tab after you create a bar group


    Opacity "in Combat" "out of combat" "mouseover" "fade effects" Slider=|==========|=======|====-=====|===

    Photobucket screenshot of said request:

    Raven Addon

  • Avatar of MaXiMiUS MaXiMiUS Aug 31, 2012 at 05:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Spirit Shell seems really buggy. I was spamming Greater Heal on a tank with Gushing Wound on the tank and Spirit Shell on myself, and it wasn't showing up on Skada as healing done at all.

  • Avatar of xingwang xingwang Mar 26, 2012 at 08:09 UTC - 0 likes


    The death module does not show treatment?

  • Avatar of backclipped backclipped Mar 03, 2012 at 23:47 UTC - 0 likes

    if i set a bordertexture the border is behind the bars so i cant see it. Any solution?

  • Avatar of lteke lteke Feb 15, 2012 at 08:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Death.lua line:94 typo?

  • Avatar of xingwang xingwang Jan 25, 2012 at 06:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you!

    you can change under the following content?


    target = { "Whisper Target", "whisper"},->target = { L["Whisper Target"], "whisper"},

    whisperbox:SetLabel("Whisper Target")-> whisperbox:SetLabel(L["Whisper Target"])

    Add language file

    L["Whisper Target"] = "密语目标"


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