So, I just started Diablo II: LOD up again yesterday. I''ve gotten two drops. A plate that requires a 66 str to wield and a shield that required 60 str to wield. I can wield the plate but not the shield.
Okay, for some odd reason my stats mucked up, when i added one point it reverted down to 57 buuut i was still able to wear my 66 helm and 66 plate... it's all messed up
Did you already have the Helm on at this point? If so, when your stats drop below the requirement, you will be able to keep the equipment on, but it will no longer be added to your characters stats. (Im pretty sure it wont show in game, only in the inventory, and should have a red background, even though its on the character)
As for why the stats got messed up, i cant help you there.