Quote from Brightsiide
4 pieces of zunimassas? They are really expensive, if you want the pieces to be better then my previous gear. Don't think ill be able to get 4 pieces and a better weapon.
But I don't know, ill try.
The bonuses help you plow through trash a lot faster, having great damage doesn't speed you up if you're always out of mana. You wouldn't have to keep your current stats, you have more health and resists than are necessary. And as your damage goes up, while health and resists are still important, you start leeching so much (provided your weapon has leech) that it gives you a lot of leeway with survivability.
You could just lay out a budget, like 20 mill per piece, or 40 mill on the weapon and 15 per zuni piece, to give you a guideline. Then again, you don't get much more if you spend big on boots or chest, the ring and helm are where you can see the biggest variations in both int and crit. So say... 40 weap, 20 helm, 20 ring, 5 each chest and boots? I know you can't get a Z ring with crit for 20m, but you can get some other nice stats if you spend a bit.