Here Are The Best Decks to Beat Taunt Druid

One of the strongest and most frustrating decks to play against in the current meta is the Witchwood Hadronox Taunt Druid.

But stress no more, by playing any of the best decks to beat taunt druid I’ve covered in this article you’ll have few problems with this deck.

The thing about Taunt Druid is that it’s really a form of concede deck. It sucks to carry on playing against it when you’re behind as you know there are going to be endless taunts you’ll never get through so it’s often easier to concede then play out the game.

Taunt druid works by ramping up in the early turns, dropping taunts to preserve health, then using Hadronox + Naturalize to respawn all the taunts that have died.

If that wasn’t enough to block ever dying, Druid can then play Witching Hour to bring back Hadronox and kill it again with either Naturalize or Carnivorous Cube (which brings back two more Hadronox when killed).

So, to beat Hadronox Taunt Druid you need to either:

  • Rush them down with an aggro deck before they can make a taunt wall.
  • OTK them which allows you to ignore their taunts.
  • Or, destroy parts of their Hadronox + Naturalize combo.

There are a few decks that meet these win conditions, here are the best decks for each archetype:

Best Aggo Deck to Rush down Taunt Druid – Odd Rogue

Odd Rogue Best Aggro Deck to Beat Taunt Druid

Aggro Rogue has a good combination of minion pressure, removal, burst damage, and a hero power that does 2 damage per turn.

It’s a slightly favored matchup because the Rogue can often take advantage of the game plan of Hadronox Druid that requires several turns to ramp up and start playing taunts.

The Gameplan:

Drop minions early, use your hero power to push extra damage and remove minions, and use Vilespine to remove big taunts or Ironbeak Owl to silence them to carry on pushing damage.




Here’s the deck code for this Odd Rogue:


Best OTK Deck to Beat Taunt Druid – Shudderwock Shaman

Shudderwok Shaman Best OTK Deck to Beat Taunt Druid

Shudderwock Shaman is also favored as this deck does damage and heals once you hit the Shudderwok combo.

Taunt Druid is slow enough that you can get the combo off more often than not.

There will be the rare game when they ramp too fast, or Shudderwok plays the Grumble battlecry before the Chain Gang, but you’ll have a positive win ratio once you master the deck.

The Gameplan:

Cycle cards as fast as possible to play the core combo pieces (battlecries) for the infinite Shudderwock combo:

  • Zola the Gorgon
  • Lifedrinker
  • Saronite Chain Gang
  • Grumble, Worldshaker

Shudderwock continues to do damage to face from the Lifedrinker battlecries and returns to your hand for 1-mana to be replayed.

Here’s the deck code for this Shudderwock Shaman:


Best Control Deck to Beat Taunt Druid – Control Priest

Control Priest Best Control Deck to Beat Taunt Druid

Of all the decks to beat Taunt Druid Control Priest is the most devastating as it destroys their Naturalize’s and steals Hadronox.

The only real stumbling block is hitting your key cards before the Druid can ramp up and kill off their first Hadronox.

The Gameplan:

Cycle through your deck to find Skulking Geist and Mind Control. (or make another copy of Mind Control with Shadow Visions).

When you play Geist the Taunt Druid can no longer kill their own Hadronox after playing it in the same turn.

You can then use Mind Control to steal Hadronox. This stops them bringing it back with Witching Hour and usually sends them to hitting the concede button pretty fast.


Here’s the deck code for this Control Priest:


Best Laptops For Hearthstone: Budget and Luxury Options

If you love Hearthstone and want to play it while traveling, attending LAN events, or just prefer laptops over PC’s – you need to be sure you’re buying a laptop that can run Hearthstone smoothly.

The good news is that the system requirements for Hearthstone are not that high, even with all the settings maxed. So the best laptops for Hearthstone do not have to be expensive high-end models.

I thought I’d cover a couple budget options that can run Hearthstone just fine with all the settings maxed. As well as a couple of options that are more expensive and are capable of doing a lot more than just Hearthstone.

Just a tip if you’re looking for the cheapest laptop – you don’t need to max out the in-game settings so you can pull back a little on the processing and graphics power.

By doing so you can still play the game just fine and minimize any lag while saving some cash.

Best Budget Laptops For Hearthstone

Here is a table so you can make quick comparisons of the specs across the laptops:

Laptop ModelAcer Aspire 15.6" E 15HP 15.6" AMD A6-9220ASUS 14.2" VivoBook F510UA FHDHP Elitebook 14.1" 8470P
PriceCheck Price on Amazon HereCheck Price on Amazon HereCheck Price on Amazon HereCheck Price on Amazon Here
RAM Size4 GB4 GB8 GB8 GB
Processor (CPU)2.4 GHz2.5 GHz1.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Hard-Drive Size1,000 GB500 GB1,000 GB500 GB
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10Windows 10Windows 10

Acer Aspire E 15 15.6″ Laptop

The screen on this Acer is a 15.6″ Full HD widescreen with a LED-backlit display. More than good enough to bring the best out of Hearthstone.

It’s powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U (2.4 GHz) and has 4GB of memory, so checks all the boxes on the power front.

The battery life is decent too with a running time of up to 12 hours. More than enough to play through a few rounds of swiss in an HS tourney.

HP 15.6″ AMD A6-9220 Dual-Core Laptop

This is another 15.6″ screen so it’s on the larger side, and it has a BrightView glossy screen with a LED-backlight.

The dual-core A6-9220 2.50 GHz processor has power to spare when running Hearthstone, and the 4 GB of memory is more than the recommended amount.

The AMD Radeon integrated graphics chipset is perfect for games, and the speaker system is great for games, movies, and streaming.

ASUS VivoBook F510UA Laptop

This ASUS laptop is awesome value for money but it’s in need of an SSD to hold up the rest of the power. So, I recommend adding one which isn’t difficult and well-worth the extra cost.

It has a 15.6″ full HD anti-glare display and a super-thin design. With 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD.

The 8th Generation Intel Core 1.6 GHz processor can turbo up to 3.4 GHz. It’s an interesting chip, more than suitable for Hearthstone.

HP Elitebook 8470P Laptop

You can pick up these HP laptops at a good price because they have been refurbished. They are certified by Microsoft authorized refurbishing technicians, so polished to a high standard.

There may be some marks and blemishes however, so prepare yourself for that. You should always check the battery life too as that’s the first thing to suffer on used laptops in my opinion.

On the spec side however, the Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz, 8GB of RAM, and 500 GB hard-drive will keep Hearthstone running smoothly on full settings.

Best High-End Laptops For Hearthstone

You’re spoiled for choice if you have a big budget and are looking for a high-end gaming laptop to play Hearthstone on. For this reason, I’m only featuring two different laptops.

Both are extremely good gaming laptops and capable of play all kinds of games, no matter their system requirements.

MSI GS65 Stealth Laptop

Most people in the know see the MSI GS65 Stealth as the king of kings in the laptop gaming market.

Outside of the exceptional design, if you want to get the most out of your games then this is the laptop to do it.

Hearthstone isn’t the most demanding game and this is overkill for just Hearthstone, so it’s usually the weapon of choice for FPS and MMORPG players.

It has too many features and cool things to list and talk about. In a nutshell, the Stealth is gorgeous, lightning fast, sensitive and responsive, and will do everything you ever ask of it, and more. 

ASUS ROG G703GI Laptop

I’ve actually used the ASUS G703GI firsthand – a friend has one, not me sadly. At least I can confirm it looks even better in person than the pictures.

It’s no coincidence it’s one of the most expensive laptops on the market, it’s also one of the most powerful.

If Hearthstone is just one of the games you play and you need some serious power under the hood for the others then the ASUS does it all.

I’m not going to list all the specs, it’ll take too much time – just check it out over at Amazon if you’re interested.

Hearthstone System Requirements

Here are all the system requirements as recommended by Blizzard for Windows, Mac, iOS and Andriod devices:

Hearthstone System Requirements for Windows

Operating SystemWindows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10Windows® 10 64-bit
ProcessorIntel® Pentium® D or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (2.2 GHz) or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 (2.6 GHz) or better
VideoNVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 GT or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 2600XT or betterNVIDIA® GeForce® 240 GT or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 4850 or better
Memory3 GB RAM4 GB RAM
Storage3 GB available HD space
InternetBroadband Internet connection
InputKeyboard and mouse, or touchscreen
Resolution1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Hearthstone System Requirements for Mac

Operating SystemOS X® 10.10 (latest version)macOS® 10.13 (latest version)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 DuoIntel® Core™ i3 or better
VideoNVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 2600 ProNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 5670 or better
Memory3 GB RAM4 GB RAM
Storage3 GB available HD space
InternetBroadband Internet connection
InputKeyboard and mouse, or touchscreen
Resolution1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Hearthstone System Requirements for iOS

HardwareiPad® Air™ or newer, iPad® 4 or newer, iPad® mini™ 2 or newer, iPhone® 5 or newer, iPod Touch® 6 or newer
Operating SystemiOS 8.0 or later

Hearthstone System Requirements for Android

Operating SystemAndroid 5.0 (Lollipop) / Fire OS 4.5.1 or later 
Processor1.2 GHz or better1.5 GHz or better
Memory1 GB RAM2 GB RAM
Storage4 GB of internal HD space
1 GB of internal and 4 GB of external storage
5 GB internal HD space

Worst Witchwood Legendaries You Can Dust

With The Witchwood expansion landing on the 12th April, I’m sure you’re going to be ripping packs and raining new legendaries into your collection (hopefully!)

One of the best feelings in Hearthstone is hovering over a card from a pack and seeing that orange glow, right?

Only to experience one of the worst feelings when it’s a trash legendary that doesn’t see play in any decks.

There are a few bricks in The Witchwood as there are in all expansions. So, you need to identify which cards aren’t any good and turn them into 400 dust (or 1,600 if golden) and craft the best legendaries from the set.

There were a few maybe’s that we can wait and pass judgment on later. But I’m positive that the legendaries below are the worst and you can safely dust them and never regret it.

Worst Witchwood Legendaries You Can Dust.

Azalina Soulthief – Neutral

Azalina Soulthief HS Legendary

The only instance when Azalina is going to be any good is when your hand is empty and your opponent has a hand full of decent cards – so good luck with that.

It’s more likely that you’ll end up swapping your good cards with cards from your opponent that don’t synergize with your hero.

Plus, the 3/3 body for 7 mana sucks.

Face Collector – Rogue

Face Collector HS Rogue Legendary Card

There are several problems with this card. A 2/2 for 3 mana means a drop in tempo, a random legendary minion isn’t worth the drop in stats, and you have to echo it for more value.

It’s an RNG  YOLO type of card. So, that means it’s not going to be in any competitive or meta decks, so you might as well dust it and craft something you can use.

Emeriss – Hunter

Emeriss HS Hunter Legendary Card

This is a strange card to be added to the Hunter collection. It’s only playable is a high-value control deck, and while there are some other cards coming that support a control-type hunter, there aren’t enough.

To make Emeriss work you need to be ahead on board at turn 10, then have a load of low-cost minions in your hand to buff and flood the board with next turn. Enough said.

Duskfallen Aviana – Druid

Duskfallen Aviana HS Druid Legendary Card

Duskfallen Aviana is a card with huge risk and huge reward. If you want to play this and hope your opponent doesn’t have a way to kill it and/or play a huge minion or spell – go for it.

I don’t like the odds. You hand tempo over to your opponent and hope to get a bigger swing on your turn. It’s similar to Temporus if you think about it, and that card doesn’t see serious play.

Toki, Time-Tinker – Mage

Toki Time-Tinker HS Mage Legendary Card

This is potentially a fun card and there are some meme highlights going to come out of bringing back one of the OP legendaries from Wild, but if you are short on dust you gotta click the button.

It’s not going to be played in competitive or ladder decks. It’s low statted for the cost and the chance of getting a junk legendary is too high.

Prince Liam – Paladin

Prince Liam HS Paladin Legendary Card

We have seen the fill X random legendary effects many times. Prince Malchezaar springs to mind, and that card didn’t see any serious play.

It’s hard to build a deck that will perform consistently with a lot of 1 drops like an aggro deck, then switch it up and start playing random legendaries.

The only consistent thing with this card is how often it will be dusted!

Best Witchwood Legendary Cards to Craft

With Witchwood being released on Thursday 12th April and all the cards now revealed, the fun with theory crafting decks starts.

The only drawback with Hearthstone is the cost of crafting (or opening) all the cards you need to make the top-tier decks.

Hopefully, you’re lucky (or rich) enough to open and craft all the cards. However, if you’re not don’t worry I’m here to help.

Below are some of the best legendaries from the set. Not just in my opinion, I’ve read, theorized, looked at trends, and asked pros what their opinions are.

With that being said, here are the Best Witchwood Legendary Cards to Craft with dust if you’re not lucky enough to rip them from packs.

It’s going to be dust well spent, these are the legendary cards that will see the most play for at least the next 4 months until the next expansion.

Comments and feedback welcome, good luck!

Best Witchwood Legendary Cards to Craft

Shudderwock – Shaman

Shudderwock HS Shaman Legendary Card

This is a tough card to evaluate, and seeing it in action on the live reveal stream only made things worse.

Maybe ‘best’ isn’t the right word, but we are going to see a lot of this card being played. From a pure fun factor standpoint, you need this in your collection.

Let us not forget that before Yogg was released the general consensus was that it wouldn’t be any good – the reality was that it was so good it had to be nerfed.

Archmage Arugal – Mage

Archmage Arugal HS Mage Legendary Card

Archmage Arugal looks underwhelming at first glance, but there are loads of potentially powerful combos and synergies. Not to mention that we are in a control/value heavy meta that doesn’t look like changing any time soon.

Leyline Manipulator will reduce the cost of the duplicates, we are getting more card draw this expansion for mage too. Some interesting potential with quest mage too, I see this card making the cut.

Lord Godfrey – Warlock

Lord Godfrey HS Warlock Legendary Card

Warlock emerged as the strongest class with several archetypes in the Kobolds and Catacombs meta, and Blizzard decided to add two more powerful legendaries to the class.

If defile isn’t enough to clear the board and set up for a Gul’dan play then Lord Godfrey probably is. Control and Cubelocks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon….

Glinda Crowskin – Warlock

Glinda Crowskin HS Warlock Legendary Card

Glinda is going to see a lot of play, especially as this card can work in both aggressive and control decks.

The Echo effect is extremely powerful. The real swing turn comes with Glinda sticking to the board, although you can still drop 4 1-drops and get 3 free cards on turn 10.

But simply playing her means your opponent has to kill her, if not you’re going to do something crazy.

Tess Greymane – Rogue

Tess Greymane HS Rogue Legendary Card

This is a really interesting card and will take some thought behind the deck it goes in, and the cards you play before playing Tess.

There is no doubting the value though. It’s a bit RNG-heavy as you’ll be picking up and playing random cards, but she works like pre-nerf Yogg and casts everything even if she dies.

Houndmaster Shaw – Hunter

Houndmaster Shaw HS Hunter Legendary Card

Hunter has some of the most interesting cards in The Witchwood set, and a lot of them work well with Houndmaster Shaw.

The 3/6 body is strong and worth the 4 mana so it’s likely to stick a turn, and the effect gives all your other minions Rush.

This gives you some tempo options to take the board and choose your value trades, this card will be in a lot of hunter archetypes.

Best Kobolds and Catacombs Legendary Cards to Craft

Hearthstone isn’t cheap, and with 22 more legendaries coming in the Kobolds and Catacombs expansion we need to be smart where we spend our dust if we want to make as many competitive decks as possible.

The META is almost impossible to predict, but there are always some cards that are obviously very powerful and you will need them to keep competitive.

Here are the best Kobolds and Catacombs legendary cards to craft with your dust if you aren’t lucky enough to rip them from packs:

Best Kobolds and Catacombs Legendary Cards to Craft

Neutral Legendaries to Craft

Master Oakheart

Master Oakheart HS Card

The only neutral legendary worth sparing the dust for this expansion is Master Oakheart.

We can’t predict exactly what decks he will fit into yet. The statline and battlecry is good value for the cost so it’ll work in some decks.

But if you’re short on dust there are more important class-specific cards below.

Class Legendaries to Craft

Woecleaver – Warrior

Woecleaver HS Warrior Legendary Card

The value of this card is pretty obvious. Shape your deck with large taunts and defensive cards and Woecleaver can pull you from behind or close out a game.

Well worth crafting if you enjoy playing warrior, this card will see play in a new archetype of big warrior.



Grumble, World Shaker

Grumble Worldshaker HS Shaman Legendary Card

A lot of the pro’s are hyped about Grumble, Worldshaker, and that’s because it’s battlecry is nuts.

You get to replay all your battlecry minions at full health again for 1-mana each.

A very strong card, the best Shaman has to offer, but not as good as what some of the other classes got, unfortunately.


Kathrena Winterwisp

Kathrena Winterwisp HS Hunter Legendary Card

Hunter is going to be a lot stronger in the Kobolds and Catacombs era, and Kathrena Winterwisp will be a staple in all beast/big Hunter builds.

A strong card on its own, and synergizes with some other cards in the set really well too.



Aluneth HS Mage Card

Card draw is a powerful mechanic in Hearthstone, and 3 cards a turn quickly becomes insane value.

This will be an auto-include in all control mages archetypes. Weapon removal will suck, but this is well worth crafting.



Skull of the Man’ari

Skull of the Manari HS Warlock Legendary Card

This weapon is going to be bonkers, mark my words.

There are some many high-value demons that you’re spoiled for choice what to play.

I predict this weapon to be meta-defining in some way.




Kingsbane HS Rogue Legendary Card

It’s hard to theory craft the deck this will fit into, but Kingsbane is clearly nutty value.

With the Cavern Shineyfinder pulling it out of your deck and retaining its buffs there are going to be some crazy things happening with this card.


Which Kobolds and Catacombs Legendaries to Dust?

As with all the Hearthstone expansions, there are some legendaries that you just don’t want to see being ripped from a pack if you’re tiring to land the good legendaries.

Some legendaries are best being disenchanted to dust as they will never see competitive play.

As a reminder, you can turn a normal legendary into 400 dust, and a golden legendary into 1,600 dust.

Here are the worst legendaries from the Kobolds and Catacombs expansion that you should dust as soon as you open them and craft some of the better cards from the set:

Which Kobolds and Catacombs Legendaries to Dust?

The Worst Kobolds and Catacombs Neutral Legendaries

Zola the Gorgon

Zola the Gorgon HS Legendary card

Zola the Gorgon is under statted for its cost, and the battlecry of adding a golden copy of a friendly minion to your hand isn’t strong enough to justify putting this in many decks.

The golden part aside, it can be useful to recall certain cards with a good battlecry.

But it’s not going to find its way into enough decks to make it worth keeping.


King Togwaggle

King Togwaggle HS Legendary Card

King Togwaggle is the meme card of the set.

There are almost no situations where swapping decks with your opponent, and giving them a card to swap back is a strong play.

Dust him up and craft something playable.



The Worst Kobolds and Catacombs Class Legendaries

Ixlid, Fungal Lord

Ixlid, Fungal Lord HS Druid Legendary Card

Ixlid, Fungal Lord has a powerful effect..but it’s way too slow and costs too much mana to pull off reliably.

Playing this minion on curve is too weak. Holding it later game means less mana for the following cards.

It’s not going to see play.



Lynessa Sunsorrow

Lynessa Sunsorrow HS Legendary Paladin Card

The dream of buffing minions, playing the Paladin quest and then summoning Lynessa as a supremely powerful minion with all the buffs is just that… a dream.

It’s too expensive, too slow, takes too much sequential planning, and will just get silenced.





Temporus HS Priest Legendary Card

Give your opponent two turns at your own peril!







The Runespear

The Runespear HS Shaman Legendary Weapon Card

Paying 8 mana for a 3 damage weapon and the potential to whiff on a spell doesn’t seem like the best use of 8 mana, does it?

How many Shaman spells are going to help late game to compensate for you spending 8 mana on this…




Dragon Soul

Dragon Soul HS Priest Card

I think Blizzard has missed the mark on this one by a long way – at least with the cards we have available right now.

Using a slot for this card, chaining 3 spells together in a turn, and getting a 5/5 dragon as a result isn’t a game-winning play.

It’s not good for tempo, isn’t enough value for control – dust it up!

All Kobolds and Catacombs Legendary Cards

Much like The Knights of the Frozen Throne gave us a Death Knight per class, Kobolds and Catacombs is giving us a Legendary Weapon per class along with another minion.

Here is a complete list of the legendaries from the Kobolds and Catacombs expansion.

There are 2 per class, and 5 neutral legendaries.

Hunter Legendary Cards

Rhok'delar HS Hunter Legendary CardKathrena Winterwisp HS Hunter Legendary Card

Mage Legendary Cards

Aluneth HS Mage CardDragoncaller Alanna HS Mage Legendary Card

Paladin Legendary Cards

Val'anyr HS Paladin Legendary CardLynessa Sunsorrow HS Legendary Paladin Card

Priest Legendary Cards

Dragon Soul HS Priest CardTemporus HS Priest Legendary Card

Rogue Legendary Cards

Kingsbane HS Rogue Legendary CardSonya HS Rogue Legendary Card

Shaman Legendary Cards

The Runespear HS Shaman Legendary Weapon CardGrumble Worldshaker HS Shaman Legendary Card

Warrior Legendary Cards

Woecleaver HS Warrior Legendary CardGeosculptor Yip HS Warrior Legendary Card

Warlock Legendary Cards

Skull of the Manari HS Warlock Legendary CardRin The First Disciple HS Warlock Card

Druid Legendary Cards

Twig of the World Tree HS Druid Legendary Weapon CardIxlid, Fungal Lord HS Druid Legendary Card

Neutral Legendaries

Zola the Gorgon HS Legendary cardThe Darkness HS Legendary CardMarin The Fox HS CardKing Togwaggle HS Legendary CardMaster Oakheart HS Card

How To Get Azari the Devourer and Destroy Your Opponents Deck

One of the more interesting cards from the Kobolds and Catacombs expansion is Azari, the Destroyer.

It’s Battlecry is: Destroy your opponent’s deck.

Azari The Devourer HS Warlock Card

It’s not easy to get this card in-hand though, you need to play 5 Seal’s beforehand with a total of 25 mana, then play the card for 10 mana.

These are the seal cards:

The First Seal HS Warlock CardThe Second Seal HS Warlock CardThe Third Seal HS Warlock CardThe Fourth Seal HS Warlock CardThe Final Seal HS Warlock Card

As you can see you do get a Demon with every seal you play too. The cost does seem a little high right now, but it’s always hard to gauge new cards before we’ve seen the whole set.

Certainly, some theory crafting ideas for control Warlock decks. Destroying your opponent’s deck is a powerful mechanic and will put them straight into fatigue.

Decks to Beat Lich King with All 9 Classes

If you’re looking for the Decks to Beat Lich King with All 9 Classes then check the images below.

Chakki was the first person I noticed to kill the Lich King with all classes and shared the list on his twitter so all credit goes to him..

Here are the decklists he used to kill lich king with Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior:

Decks to Beat Lich King with All 9 Classes pt1
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Decks to Beat Lich King with All 9 Classes pt2
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Some of the battles are really tricky (Blizzard warned they would be hard). So, don’t be put off if it takes a few attempts and a nut draw to get through it.

The rewards is a new Paladin Skin – Arthus.

How to Beat Blood-Queen Lana’thel – Knights of the Frozen Throne

If you want to know how to beat Blood-Queen Lana’thel with a cheap basic deck, read on.

This is actually a really easy battle with just about any deck, it’s fun too. You get to buff you minions each turn and she doesn’t put up much of a fight.

If you want to get it over with quickly, just check out the video below.

Decklist to Beat Blood-Queen Lana’thel

Decklist to Beat Blood-Queen Lana'thel

Video: How to Beat Blood-Queen Lana’thel

Here are guides to the other bosses in The Upper Reaches:

How to Beat Blood-Queen Lana’thel

How to Beat Professor Putricide

How to Beat Sindragosa