According to mugenmonkey 9 str is not enough to 2h a 14 str weapon (makes sense, you'd have needed generous rounding).
A 2h elemental reinforced club will be as strong for your sorcerer as any other build 2h the weapon, because elementals have no scaling. The two most popular weapons for Vageta were reinforced club and hand axe for a reason.
Banning pyro is interesting, as there's nothing about the simple SL 3 restriction to disallow pyros
Don't forget, however, that because you have 11 dex (pyro has sub 10), that you can also use any of these weapons 2h:
Spear (including lightning spear)
Moonlight Butterfly Horn
Unfortunately, the light xbow is not available to you. Despite the above, the hand axe and reinforced club give you the most raw melee damage. This makes them superior in most situations:
Reinforced club: Good for its poise break and bleed, can stagger many enemies.
Hand axe: Fast weapon with good damage/hit that is better for its 2-swipe action against enemies like 4kings.
You can melee 4kings to death with either on regular NG no problem I bet. O&S you can just abuse with 40 boosted great souls arrows + whatever. AL is really straightforward with hidden body too.
I'd recommend a short bow for BoC; it will serve its function even though you don't have the stats to use it and is a small price to pay to counter-bs that boss.
Many thanks for that detailed information!
A lot of them I already have experienced and can agree with!
My SL3 Sorcerer run is almost done! I have the four Souls for the lord vessel!
Only Four Kings was not feasible for me to solo. Magics is too weak and slow and the low stamina of only 8 Endurance is a real problem for my Lightning Reinforced Club. I tried really a lot of times and didn't manage! One really has to dodge all attacks and something always went wrong in that fight! I had to summon phantoms.
O&S and Seath (Seath in Hyper mode) were easy. The Composite Bow really was a good choice for BoC - really easy!
For Nito only the 3 Skeletons combined with Nitos screaming sword attack were complicated. I had to try 5 times to get all tree finally backstabbed with my Divine Dagger +5. After they were killed Nito was very easy by spamming Soul arrows at him.
DLC - a big problem for a SL3 Sorcerer!
Before I go and try Gwyn I wanted to look into the DLC. But my first shock came at the Sanctuary Guardian! I did him with my sl1 in solo already. I was not capable of beating him with my SL3 Sorcerer! I tried a lot of times, but I had no answer for his massive aggressivity! I finally had to summon help and even this took us a few trials!
Artorias is the same! No chance! My Great Soul Arrows only do 68 dmg. And I have 40 of them and by far not all really hit him. I probably must stay in Hyper mode for the length of the whole fight. But Artorias always eventually hits you at least a little and this of course is the end! So I decided Hypermode is not feasible.
Using my Club in 2H mode is also a problem! I have no shield and he often one shot me.
To reach Artorias with the relatively short range of my Club I often tried the 2h R2 jump attack, which has a decent reach, but for the price of consuming away all stamina!
I summoned help but we haven't managed Artorias yet up to now.
My conclusion is DLC is not good for a Sl3 Sorcerer. It will cost too much time and it gets frustrating. I probably will kill Artorias and Kalameet and Manus only with sunnoned phantoms.
Or I could simply level up a little but this would mean switching to a run I already did - a sl1 Pyromancer with str. 12 and dex 11.
I really admire vageta311 for his skills! He soloed 4K of course! Thanks for the very entertaining videos!
But what I didn't find on video is the DLC done by a sl3 sorcerer.