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 Tom65789 Tom65789 Dec 01, 2011 at 17:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @Zarnivoop: Go

    Afaik, it is its own event. Would it be just as simple as adding something like below to the SpellHeal() CL event (can't really say, I'll give it a try and see what happens ;p)

    if spellName == "Essence of Dreams" then
    Last edited Dec 01, 2011 by Tom65789
  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Dec 01, 2011 at 07:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Should be possible to ignore (as in not process), assuming the CL events are distinct, but I have not yet seen the encounter.

  • Avatar of Tom65789 Tom65789 Nov 30, 2011 at 20:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to make skada ignore the "Essence of Dreams" buff on Ultraxion? This would be a nice solution to stopping it lag during the encounter when healers grab that buff.

  • Avatar of angrysteel angrysteel Nov 23, 2011 at 00:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Has this been updated to work on PTR?

  • Avatar of wxx011 wxx011 Aug 17, 2011 at 14:53 UTC - 0 likes

    report error

    BarDisplay.lua:236: Invalid spell ID in GameTooltip:SetSpellByID

  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Aug 14, 2011 at 08:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @chenyuli: Go

    It still works fine though.

  • Avatar of chenyuli chenyuli Aug 14, 2011 at 00:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks. But seems like the project is abandoned. Anyway, Skada is my favorite damage meter addon, thank you!

  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Aug 13, 2011 at 11:19 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of chenyuli chenyuli Aug 13, 2011 at 03:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, does skada have friendly fire module?

  • Avatar of TheBlasted TheBlasted Aug 09, 2011 at 16:27 UTC - 0 likes

    I have my skada windows on the right side of my interface. So the left-justified title bar text seems kinda ... misplaced.

    Please put it back to the center. Or give an option for the alignment. Or tell me which line of the code i've to edit ^^

    Last edited Aug 09, 2011 by TheBlasted


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