i know you can't be touched while the special skill lasts, and yes u can cure yourself when you're debuffed. However you missed completely my point and my whole post. and since you probably nevers used a CS you have no idea of how greater it is than a GAB (i on the other hand have used both for plenty of time). I stated that the benefits of the CS show up the most when you're taking on HORDES (as in a friggin lot) of enemies. As i already stated i'd like to se a priest with a GAB last as much as a priest with a CS when being ganged.lol... not sure if you know, but the skill is HELL USEFULL and you can NOT be individually debuffed when it activates, so your theory is going down...
Gab +7 > CS for me... extra def helps a lot and when u r debuffed you can cure yourself... and the Gab is way cheaper -_-[/b]
And also the extra defense means jack when you're constantly debuffed (in wars or when CZ is packed and you're camping enemy's base). Any experienced priest knows this.
Now my comparisson is based entirely on the benefits of each shield. If budget kicks in then yeah, for most players GAB is the best option. But if budget isn't a restriction then i wouldn't even think about it. CS is the best shield shield.