I just took PLD to 75 myself (hit it this past sunday morning)....as a Taru. I primarily used this equipment at 66:
My TP Gear:
Chivalrous Chain (although Peacock charm would be better)
Spike Earring X2
Fourth Division Gauntlets
Amemet Mantle +1
For my WS gear, I substituted in Rajas, a STR ring, and a headpiece that gave +3 STR.
All in all I went with the DD build, and things went smoothly for the most part. After 55 DD gear really shines, dont turtle after 55 if you level in ToAU.
As I gained a few levels I bought Company Sword, Dusk hands/legs (better than adaman for defense and gives crazy attack, just dont travel in them), Suppa/Brutal for earrings, and Walahra Turban (for TPing). I would like to get a Joyeuse and a Speed Belt as well but that will take time.
Once I hit 73, I did pick up adaman body/head and a Koenig Shield for a defense build (and I need a few more pieces as well, like Knightly Earring/Boxer's Mantle/Jelly Ring), as I realized I will have to actually turtle tank at some point so I figured I would prepare early.
My end game gear isnt all that great, but I am only needed on PLD in a REAL pinch - so I am in no real hurry to deck it out, but its passable for now.
hope that helps.
PUP 30, BLU 16
Sozu Rogberry(pre Thf Knife patch): 0/49 ><