Well, you'll want to build a tp/haste set, evasion set, ws set, -pdt set, and a -mdt set. Now I may be missing a set but with these you can make hybrid gear setups depending on what you are fighting. Which means combining your tp haste gear with your evasion gear for an example. In other words you just mix and match gear as needed.
Pink gear -> Atma -> Magian weapons (evasion katanas) -> AF3 Upgrades -> Get a haste belt and dd rings -> level dnc sub -> solo limbus without trying via utsusemi, stuns, and heals -> retire from FFXI as a champion.