Hi! Congrats! You did 85 with HolyCow? What was your build/skills? Provoke instead Shield Glare? Laws of Hope - Hopeful Cry instead Laws of Justice - Immovable Object?
I did 78 this morning with full ancients but with bad rolls (lack of thorns, area damage, physical damage, etc.), and with a swiftmount flail. I have a nice Vo'toyias Spiker, and was looking for a build to test it... (sorry for my English)
If the Lidless well has perfect stats otherwise, definitely use it. The missing thorns are not that bad that it turns it into a useless shield - the 20% damage bonus are still far better than almost anything else you can get. If you check some of the profiles of top ranked Crusaders there are even some that cleared 90+ with a Lidless Wall with no thorns.