Skada Damage Meter

Damage mode

Skada is a modular damage meter with various viewing modes. It is inspired mainly by Assessment, but also by Recount.

Skada sports segmented fights and detailed views, while being highly efficient with memory. This is accomplished by aggregating data on fight segments.

Skada is entirely modular. The built-in modes can all be toggled on/off.


  • Automatic mode switching when entering combat. For example, you can have Threat mode be shown in combat. Skada can switch back after combat ends.
  • Specific fight segments can be kept indefinately.
  • Multiple windows. Each window can be configured fully.
  • Threat mode can warn on high threat.
  • Modes: Damage done, DPS, Threat, Enemy damage done, Enemy damage taken, Healing, Overhealing, Total healing, Absorbs estimated, Damage taken, Dispels, Mana regen, Debuff uptimes, and more.
  • Reports can be done everywhere. For example, you can report a certain player's Debuff uptimes.
  • Summary information for most modes (DPS, HPS, Fails, etc) in a LDB view/minimap button.
  • LDB data feed can show personal/raid DPS or personal threat.
  • Support for SharedMedia and Class Colors.
  • Class and role icons.
  • Stop/Resume fight segments to discount irrelevant data.

Skada is very easy to extend, and there are many "plug-in" addons out there that add functionality, such as:

There is a page with API information here.


Navigation in Skada is done by "drilling down" to the information you want. You go to a lower level, showing more detailed information, by clicking on it, and you go to a higher level by right-clicking.

The top level is the list of all saved fight segments. The second level is the list of all available data modes, such as Damage Done. The third level is one of these modes. Most modes let you drill down for further details. Some modes have several detailed 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.

New Skada windows can be created from the configuration screen. Each window can be separately configured. A popular feature is "Mode switching", which lets Skada automatically switch to a specific mode on entering combat.

There is a forum thread for discussion on Skada.
Suggestions and bug reports here. Bug reports in comments will be deleted.

"Skada" is Swedish for "Damage".

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  • Avatar of Grognot Grognot Jul 21, 2010 at 22:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to black list certain healing spells, for example saurfang's Mark of the Fallen Champion?

  • Avatar of angrysteel angrysteel Jun 30, 2010 at 23:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Looking for a way to attach a KGpanel to Skada.

    Currently Skada does not create any frames that would allow a KGpanel to attach to. Does anyone know a work around? Have googled this to death and could not find any solutions short of asking the author to create a frame for Skada.

  • Avatar of qqemokitty qqemokitty Jun 28, 2010 at 21:12 UTC - 0 likes

    I am unable to configure additional windows that I create. Even using the config menu from the new window, the changes only apply to the original skada window. :(

    Nevermind! I reinstalled and now it is fine. Silly me >.>

    Last edited Jun 28, 2010 by qqemokitty
  • Avatar of Psychai Psychai May 26, 2010 at 18:43 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm trying to remove the shadow of the fonts. I've been fiddling around in 'SpecializedLibBars-1.0.lua' I've managed to change the basic appearences of the fonts.

    But the shadow is causing some trouble. Neither 'SetShadowColor(0,0,0,0)' nor 'SetShadowOffset(0, 0)' works, and these 2 are the only ways I know.

    Am I even searching in the right spot? I've not checked through the other Libs as I find it unneccesary when I don't know what to look for.

  • Avatar of aurora0809 aurora0809 Mar 31, 2010 at 21:25 UTC - 0 likes

    are there any plans on incorporating TotT into say, who cast it on you: how much damage it gave you: who you cast it on and how much damage it gave them: and how many times you cast it and how many times it was cast on you?

    Last edited Mar 31, 2010 by aurora0809
  • Avatar of callmecorn callmecorn Mar 28, 2010 at 09:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to customize the size of the windows? Or to hide one window but keep another up? I like to have the threat window up while in heroics/raids, but not when I'm soloing or just running around in towns. Also the sizing of the windows would be a nice addition to this addon. I already love it, and couldn't see me going back to recount.

  • Avatar of Panther Panther Mar 21, 2010 at 21:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Skada seems to differ from Recount by a large margin. Is there a setting i need to make?

  • Avatar of warcraftic warcraftic Mar 13, 2010 at 04:27 UTC - 0 likes

    My main is a warlock and have a pet all the time. Skada Threat fires off constantly, so I turned it off when solo. However even in a 5-man, the flash/sound happens all the time - like's it's monitoring threat against my pet instead of the rest of the party. Is there a setting that fixes this? I had to disable all threat warnings as it got annoying.


  • Avatar of ermethic66 ermethic66 Mar 06, 2010 at 11:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I have the same problem as Misanagi. I also tried to disable all other addons and still get errors, closing the WoW client. At some point i was in ICC25 and couldn't even login anymore until i disabled Skada completely. I think it somehow corrupts the saved data, so if i delete all skada files it's resolved temporarily. I LOVE this addon and i'd really like to keep using it, but for that i'd have to see this stability issue resolved.

  • Avatar of Lakland Lakland Feb 22, 2010 at 08:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Great Addon. If it had scrollbars so that I could see all 25 Raiders it would be even greater. Thank you for all your hard work.

    Wine for my men. We ride at dawn.


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