So, I keep seeing Turtle Shields on lists of best gear for characters. But I have to wonder, why would one ever use one? Yes, I get that they have the highest capacity. But that benefit would seem to be negated by the health penalty. I can kinda see why for Nisha, lowering her health does allow Order stacks to build faster. Even then, the further down L&O you go, the more ways she gets to gain stacks, I already gain stacks faster from a quick slam than from taking damage.
Plus, going with a turtle shield means giving up the benefits of other specialized shields, like amp damage, absorb chance and roid damage. Or a Cryo Spike shield to freeze those pesky melee enemies that manage to flank.
So really, why do these things keep popping up on best gear? I just curious about this.