I've been thinking about making a battlesmith, how would you all progress into the class? I've heard Cleric as a solid choice. Is the PrC worth the spellcasting loss? The game is lower on the OP and I'm going to fill the role of tank and was planning on also healing/buffing.

How would you all go about it? Starting at 5 or 6 not sure probably going to high levels. Doing a lot of demon/devil fighting.