All the information given is good and fine for a player who can buy lots of ap/has lots of gold to burn. +9 str stones for a player just starting out? if the player has already stated that they can't afford legacy, then +9 str stones are out too, as are chisels to put slots in equips, as are repair mallets 50/100% for use in fortifying equip, as is fort clovers, as is fortifying equip to a useful level to begin with.
my recommendation is make another char and level it up to max and use it as a sugar daddy for your zerk so you can then afford to do all those things that myself and the others have mentioned mentioned above. you'll need to fortify all equipment up to at least +15 or else you'll just be easy meat for all the twinked up players in that bracket; and there are several.
it is possible to do ok in that bracket as a non twinked player, but it's very frustrating. and it takes a long time to accumulate enough points to get the pvp set.