Equips, the most important factor in deciding your success as a Lion. Gearing a Lion is probably one of the hardest classes (if not the hardest) class to gear in the game. We are hard to gear because our main damage is located outside of our default growth, Sense, and we don't even have a Shield like every other class. In the end, equips are really all up to you; I can only guide you so much.
. Your hat should be compounded for AC. And you should refine it at least a little bit for more DP. MyShop hats, believe it or not, are decent, but can be outclassed by some in-game hats. That is not to say that they are bad, they work excellent if you can't get any of the good hats. The biggest downside to MyShop hats is that they often have low DP and on top of their low DP, they only have a 3 star refine rate.
. Your gun is quite simple really. Like your hat, it should be compounded for AC. For basic purposes, you want at least 1k Gun AP total
on your gun. For a funded player, you definitely want to shoot for at least a 1k Gun AP base on your gun and then refine the living daylights out of it. Additionally, you're going to want at least a little bit of LK on your gun. Not too much, but at least some amount of LK.
. You can get quite creative with these. Personally, I have both of mine compounded for AC and I do just fine. However, for less funded players or players who want more HP, it might be better to just compound HP on at least one accessory. If you're lacking LK, you could even compound one for LK if you wanted.
. You probably are going to want to shoot for a Power or Charm MyShop set and get the innerwear from that set. This should ideally be compounded with HP. Now, if you have a decent HP Accessory, you can compound this with AC.
. You basically have to get a MyShop one if you want one. You are given a "trial" cape following your second job advancement, but it is timed. Your cape should be compounded with AC or HP if you feel like you're lacking either stat.
. Like Capes, you're really going to have to cash in to MyShop to get a good one. There are in-game pets but many of them are easily outclassed by MyShop and many of them are also rare. If you're a non-MyShop player, you're really just going to want to maybe get a vanilla (that is to say, not from a limited box event) pet and use that. I can guarantee that it'll be better than anything available to you in-game.
Head and Mask
. These items are MyShop exclusive. If you do decide to get one, I recommend that you either get the Sense ones (contain DA, LK, and AC) or Charm if you feel like you're not bulky enough. If you get a Charm one, I would compound it for HP.
. These are also completely MyShop exclusive (minus a Sprint from the level 40 gift box). Aside from the Kitty Earring shown, all Sprints are timed. If you do decide to get one, I would recommend getting the Power/Charm one and compounding it for... you guessed it: AC or HP.
Remember, these are only general guidelines for gearing your Lion. If you feel like you want more of one stat, go ahead and gear it. After all, it is your character