Skada vs Recount vs Details..

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Rather than necro a year old thread (First up on Google Search), I wanted to get some feedback on which you use.

About 5% tanking, 5% healing, 40 % melee DPS, 40 % ranged DPS is my toon breakdown.

Thank you in advance
10/29/2018 07:13 AMPosted by Pharsalus
Rather than necro a year old thread (First up on Google Search), I wanted to get some feedback on which you use.

About 5% tanking, 5% healing, 40 % melee DPS, 40 % ranged DPS is my toon breakdown.

Thank you in advance


Skada is the most well-written and accurate. Less code bloat then the others. Especially recount. It's garbage.

If Skada is too challenging to figure out details is okay. Details is for more windows gui type people.
I use Skada. I would consider Details to be an acceptable alternative and it seems to be more popular than Skada now days. I don't know many people who still use Recount.
Details is far superior, especially if you know how to use it to it's full potential.

If all you're looking for is a damage meter, I think Skada uses the least resources iirc
10/29/2018 07:15 AMPosted by Atroxx
Details is far superior, especially if you know how to use it to it's full potential.

If all you're looking for is a damage meter, I think Skada uses the least resources iirc


How is details "far superior"?

List one thing it can do that skada can't.
Lightweight: Skada

Highest functionality: Details!

"This is what I've always used": Recount
10/29/2018 07:20 AMPosted by Therric
Lightweight: Skada

Highest functionality: Details!

"This is what I've always used": Recount


Do you use it on all 3 of your accounts?

*cackle*
10/29/2018 07:17 AMPosted by Rëçiproçity
10/29/2018 07:15 AMPosted by Atroxx
Details is far superior, especially if you know how to use it to it's full potential.

If all you're looking for is a damage meter, I think Skada uses the least resources iirc


How is details "far superior"?

List one thing it can do that skada can't.


Show iLvl on the bars so you can see that dude with twice your iLvl doing auto attack damage.
I'm with the others when saying Details! has the highest functionality. If all you want is a damage meter and nothing more, Skada's fine. But Details will give you more bang for your buck.

10/29/2018 07:17 AMPosted by Rëçiproçity
10/29/2018 07:15 AMPosted by Atroxx
Details is far superior, especially if you know how to use it to it's full potential.

If all you're looking for is a damage meter, I think Skada uses the least resources iirc


How is details "far superior"?

List one thing it can do that skada can't.


Details! provides both team's in an arena situation's dps, talents, damage taken, etc, and color codes them by team. This is especially helpful when fighting mirrors and learning what the opposing team does differently / prioritizes. That's something Skada doesn't / can't do.
I like skada but with details i can change my name and confuse people.
Details!! >> Skada >>>>>> Recount.
I've used all 3, personally for BfA I am using Skada I find it the easiest to manage and set up and use overall. All 3 are pretty accurate.
I very much prefer details

But had to switch to skada because it was causing huge framerate drops. I've made some other changes though, so might try switching back
Recount is good for general use ,mostly personal.Skada is more for group content with dungeons it good though both of these differ in number .Details is very good over all ,a little confusing, but highly detail ,this is great for raiding where you can keep track on everything.

These are personal choice each has it's purpose.
Details > Skada > Recount

Details seems to be able to break down the fights so well and doesnt feel like it effects fps or gameplay also seems to have hooks into Weak Auras and least 1 nameplate if you want to put group dps on a nameplates if that is your thing

Skada is nice light weight and accurate..

Recount seems like the noxxic of the 3.. Reputation is its not as reliable but i havent used it in years so simply repeating what others have said.
Details is the most accurate. It pulls damage data the same way that logs do, giving it an accurate accounting of overall numbers.

Skada is next. It's a lighter addon than Details, and has generally accurate data, although unlike Details, it does not stop recording when a player dies, so the numbers occasionally do not accurately reflect totals.

Recount is old school. It is notorious for recording data based on proximity rather than actual numbers (although I don't know if this is still the case), and tends to be the least accurate of the three meters.
10/29/2018 07:57 AMPosted by Kéres
it does not stop recording when a player dies


It shouldn't stop if the fight is still going, from death to combat end they're doing zero, and the meter should reflect that :P
I've always used skada. Tried out details awhile ago but it seemed like it just had a bunch of extra crap I would never use, so I went back to skada.
I was a Recount guy for the longest time. I switched to Details and never looked back.
I use recount out of inertia and habit. Plan to move to details, most likely.

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