1450 Pala in need of help

Drops of ether is good if you play with people who actually use it. If you play with pugs heavy armor is better in my opinion. But yes our 3 must have engravings are expert/BA/ Awakening. The 4th and 5th are personal choice and they will not give you some wow power spikes.

get rid of heavy armor and shove a judgment in there for extra guage goodness.
After that you are free to go whatever you want, personally I shove a dps engraving like grudge or barricade or raid captain. drops of ether for support