That would probably work well yes. The main reason I mention Extend Shields is because it lasts so long, and its animation makes it easy to tell when it's no longer active. That makes it easier for me to use while also having to concentrate on other things during the battle.
Thanks for restating, I looked it up and I had no idea, I assumed that it was a science skill, and I couldn't find it. I am definitely going to use it. It sounds pretty efficient when using the mvae. Thanks for clarifying on that