I wasn't sure what would be better in the long run.
Well, I have to admit that Mempo/APOC Force is the way to go in the end. The mempo gives more EHP, which allows a little extra flexibility in gearing. Basically, all of the top wizards eventually went this way, so, empirically, its the best way to go (in the end).
But, there's also no reason why you can't get to 250k with SC...I'm at 300k (well, 299k, lol), and plenty of others have done it too. Its just that APOC Force and high CC Mempo are really, really expensive. I imagine that you'd have to drop 4-6B for a top tier set (probably bought on the private market from people on this forum, or dprog). You could certainly back off to 5CC Mempo and less avg damage from the Force and spend less.
Regardless, you still have alot of headway you can make with your current gear. BT pants will run you 100-500M depending on stats. Probably 400-800M for a good Tal's chest which we talked about. INT and/or VIT on your Lacunis will run you 500M or more. And all of those will transfer to a Mempo build if you choose to go that route. In other words, there's still plenty for you to work on.
On the other hand, lol (is any of this actually helping you?) if you go mempo then you get the extra EHP (OS, AR) and maybe you don't need the double VIT roll on the Chest, or can go 2OS/INT on the pants. Or CC/doubleINT/vit roll on the lacunis (no AR).
So many decisions. Budget wise, unless you have deep pockets, I think you can still do really well the the SC setup.
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