I have done the same indestructible for towering shield trade in groups, but I’d never think to do it solo. It made complete sense when i picked up Andariel’s, and rolled main stat to CHC. Maybe all of the uptime of AC/Iron Skin changes things?
65% CDR makes the downtime of Iron Skin about 3.5 sec, the downtime on AC is 11.5 sec. Trigger Iron Skin 4.5 seconds after AC fades, you’d be vulnerable to Stone Gauntlets’ slow only for those 4.5 seconds.
65% is a magical value because you won’t miss a Fire cycle with AC, ever.
In our paragon range, it feels dangerous again GR130+ and I understand this gearing approach for near constant attacking and increasing the average shield stacks.
@Borfet, good work succeeding at GR132.