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 chenyuli chenyuli May 06, 2011 at 03:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, the option "disable in PvP" doesn't work well. User checked this option needs rechecked again every time when get in BG or Arena.

  • Avatar of crazyivan4000 crazyivan4000 May 04, 2011 at 18:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Skada is now using 11 mb outside of a group with no data being recorded.

  • Avatar of wxx011 wxx011 May 04, 2011 at 13:26 UTC - 0 likes

    AceLocale-3.0-5: Skada: Missing entry for \"DTPS\""

  • Avatar of crazyivan4000 crazyivan4000 Apr 29, 2011 at 02:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a reason that death log takes up 8 mb?

  • Avatar of iZollie iZollie Jan 25, 2011 at 17:42 UTC - 0 likes

    hey guys... is there any option to make Skada to always show player's damage in the list?

  • Avatar of Dalse Dalse Jan 18, 2011 at 00:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to see how someone died in Skada, I love it over recount except for that one thing. I see that there is deaths, but I can't figure out how to make it give me details.

  • Avatar of Faux81 Faux81 Jan 12, 2011 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Just curious as to why Skada doesn't seem to track feral interrupts. Makes it very hard to figure out who's actually interrupting adds on Nefarion.

  • Avatar of warcraftic warcraftic Jan 01, 2011 at 20:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Anyone know how to make Skada threat sounds only go off in an instance?

  • Avatar of virginc virginc Dec 23, 2010 at 02:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @Maxemiss same thing here, I actually came in here to ask the same.

  • Avatar of Maxemiss Maxemiss Dec 13, 2010 at 09:27 UTC - 0 likes

    My skada is no longer keeping segments of fight anymore. It either does Total Overall fights (all of them together) or Only the current fight. I can not look at past fights anymore? Deleted and redownloaded anything else i should do?


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