Next step and blacksmith change?
Ok, I could definitely use some advice. I got some related info in another thread, but I think involving my armory may help.
I'm currently our guild's MT. We have Kara essentially on farm, have successfully downed Gruul 2 weeks in a row now, and are going to give a shot at Loot Reaver later this week before we start on Magther or SSC.
My current gear: Belak's Armory
At the moment, I'm waiting not-so-patiently for Nightbane to drop the chest and shield and Gruul to drop the shield. I am currently a hammersmith and have the Drakefist, which I use for grinding and devastate spam on fights like curator.
Since we're going to start getting vortexes soon, I should probably make a decision very quickly as to what I do. Here's the changes I'm thinking about:
1) Chest piece - Wait for Nightbane to drop the Panzar'thar, or switch to armorsmith and craft the Bulwark. I can probably get the remaining nethers fairly quickly and shouldn't be too hard to get the vortexes after that. If I do this, it will severely limit my trinkets when my defense drops. Is the effective loss of a trinket slot (for something like the darkmoon card or the auto blocker) worth it?
2) Weapon - I'm not really using the drakefist much in raids for obvious reasons. I currently use the King's Defender. Would I generate significantly better aggro if I switched to swordsmithing and pushed out a Blazefury and tried to get priority on vortexes for a Blazeguard? In this case, I'll probably work simultaneously for the arena shield while I wait for Gruul to drop his. In this case, I'll try to snag a slow beatstick from Kara when the melee dps is already full to replace drakefist as my grind weapon.
Does this make sense? Am I missing something obvious?
Thanks in advance! Any help is greatly appreciated.