I'm making a Half-Orc Red Draconic Sorcerer, which will begin life at level 5 to join an existing campaign. Based on my rolls I'll probably have 8 STR and 16 DEX.
So I'm using my starting gold to go shopping, and I'm having a hard time figuring out what to wield. Melee weapons and bows both seem to take STR to be able to hit. And even if I took Weapon Finesse or something, I would still get a penalty to damage.
I don't want to rely on weapons, but spell casting are limited, and I don't want to be useless when I'm out. Some magic affixes seem neat, but I have 10,500 total gold to spend and can't spent more than half on one single item, which puts most of those out of reach.
So what should I be clutching in my hands?