My favorite body piece for skilling up is Barone corazza. The regen of 2hp/tic is very nice. For evasion I use Ohat, Boxer's mantle, and novia earring, along with blind bolts thats usually plenty for me on easy/decent mobs. I never use defender, so hitting for zeros doesn't happen, and if crabs use scissor guard I just get rid of it with an acid bolt.
What I've found best for capping weapons though is having Bst leveled. As war/bst taking on tough mobs non stop is a breeze and being able to use acid/blind/sleep/bloody bolts makes it actually easier for me than as a Bst main. I need to cap scythe soon and then the only weapon left I can finish leveling is H2H.
When I go to break trial weapons, I just bring along my NPC set to fierce attacker and SC with her. I've broken 4 weapons this way and getting all the BS/KS drops is a nice bonus. I need to do the great sword WSNM soon, then just have club, scythe, and polearm trial weapons left to finish.
Mellema, Carbuncle server
75 Rng_War_Bst_Blm, 47 Thf, 37 Nin_Sam_Whm_Rdm, 35 Dnc
100 Alchemy - Anima Synthesis, Caduceus, Apron, Emeralda
60.0 Woodwork - Lumberjack, W. Purification, W. Ensorcellment
60.0 Clothing - Cloth Purification
60.0 Bonecraft - Filing
60.0 Leathercraft - Leather Purification
60.0 Goldsmith -Shaded Spectacles