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 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.

  • Avatar of Darkdavinci Darkdavinci Feb 21, 2010 at 02:53 UTC - 0 likes

    anyway the hide in pvp option can be fixed? it hides for a game or two then after that it pops up every single time even with it checked it always happens.

    thanks for the addon and work put into it.

  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Feb 20, 2010 at 13:20 UTC - 0 likes


    Yes, if your computer can handle Recount it can surely handle Skada, which is lighter on both memory and CPU usage. I can not say what your problem is though. It is not a general issue at least, as I have never heard of it before.

  • Avatar of Aisenfaire Aisenfaire Feb 19, 2010 at 13:20 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I hide the minimap button?

  • Avatar of Misanagi Misanagi Feb 18, 2010 at 09:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Unfortunately it's just Skada. I've run several memory intensive mods at once and had no problem. Recount/Gatherer/Xperl all at once. No problem what so ever.

    I'll try the new revision you released and see what happens.

    edit: My PC isn't the best, but it should be able to handle this no problem. 2x 2.0g processors and 3gb of ram, plenty of hard drive space that's defragged and virus free.

    Last edited Feb 18, 2010 by Misanagi
  • Avatar of Zarnivoop Zarnivoop Feb 16, 2010 at 14:03 UTC - 0 likes


    Does it only happen with Skada? Ie, if you disable Skada and use tons of memory-intense addons, do you get crashes? Skada can not crash your game directly, as it like all addons just uses Blizzard APIs, but I was thinking your machine could have some memory issues perhaps.


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