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 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?

  • Avatar of hsram hsram Nov 17, 2010 at 21:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Fire elemental is still listing as a separate entity of damage when it should be added on to the Shaman's damage.

    Using r309

  • Avatar of Tinolyn Tinolyn Oct 28, 2010 at 21:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry about the double ticket; looks like he fixed it so I can't abandon it. :P

  • Avatar of EvilSithgirl EvilSithgirl Oct 17, 2010 at 01:38 UTC - 0 likes

    When using the blizzard default talent frames, and switching glyphs I receive an error message saying something skada was doing was protected and only available to the default UI. I am not sure what that something is however. Disabling skada fixes the issue. re-enabling it makes the issue return. I am using r306. It is most certainly skada causing this error as I have also tested it with no other addons enabled.

  • Avatar of frenja frenja Oct 15, 2010 at 13:47 UTC - 0 likes

    [76669] = 6, Illuminated Healing

    Absorbs.lua for paladin shild

  • Avatar of bytedr bytedr Aug 26, 2010 at 16:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm wondering if a measurement that I call rescue could be added. I think it would be important to see the healers that are saving the players close to dying. e.g. How many heals hitting when player is below 20% health. Total healing done sometimes does not paint the true picture of who is performing.

  • Avatar of ZonkerBL ZonkerBL Jul 28, 2010 at 07:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Any chance to getting a fix for shaman's fire ele totem being listed seperately on damage?

    Edit: Got bored waiting for a reply, so looked into the code & fixed it myself. Skada.lua in FixPets() before "action.playername =" at the end of the function added: if (pets[]) then pet = pets[]; end

    Last edited Jul 30, 2010 by ZonkerBL
  • Avatar of bossmansmith bossmansmith Jul 23, 2010 at 14:56 UTC - 0 likes

    I use tiptac to relocate the tipanchor to topleft of screen - i can not get skada to recognize this location. It goes to bottom-right. If i change tiptac to mouseover anchor skada will anchor to that fine so it leads me to believe that there might be a setting in skada that sets default anchor position.

    Any help would be appreciated.


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