TrueDozenMarks posted... That WAS the TC, who seems to be an idiot.
Some stuff is character-specific. Sometimes it's only one character who can use it, sometimes it's two of the three who can use it (typically Eradan and Farin together).
^^ This is your answer TC. Requirements are class,level and ability relating to the item.
Farin = Champion
Andriel = Lore Master
Eradan = Ranger
That covers class, level is obvious (red letters in the weapon description will tell you what level you have to be) and ability is similar. Some weapons require a certain level in a particular ability which will also be displayed in red letters.
Dexterity - Equipping higher level ranged weapons and overall ranged attack damage(this includes the shots fired from Andriel's Staff,they are considered ranged attacks).
Stamina - Equipping higher level armor and increases your HP.
Will (Willpower) - Equipping higher level accessories (amulets and rings) and increases your Willpower points.
I know you didn't ask for all that info but it's just to give you a heads up on how you develop your characters,if you only grow one aspect you will probably leave out something and wont be able to equip certain items. And well that is not a problem either since you can buy a Respec Token for 16,000 silver pieces(it sounds expensive but by mid game you will come by money more easily) to reassign all of you skill points if you are not happy with how you developed your character. Sorry for the wall of text but I hope it helps out.