Proposed Progression Path
This is the path I plan on taking because it gives me the traits most useful for early game content and prioritizes the gold traits that effect the rotation the most. However, there are many optimal paths and you may prefer a different order, and we all end up in the same spot anyway.
This trait unlocks automatically with the Aldrachi Warblades. It serves as a minor healing and damage cooldown.
This trait dramatically changes your rotation. What might have been a simple threat generator before now gives you healing. See the page on Fire Damage interactions for more information.
This trait adds a damage reduction component to Soul Fragments. See the page on Soul Fragment interactions for more information.
Turns Empower Wards into a minor healing and damage cooldown, as long as it effectively reduces magic damage. It increases your agility based on how much magic damage you took while it was active, and agility in turn increases your self healing and damage (and gives you a tiny amount of dodge).