I have mentioned a few times before (for example here and here) how much fun I find it that see actual loot drop from barrels and crates. I always took the few minutes to destroy any breakables as I quest just to get the extra experience but this added benefit gives even more incentive to be destructive :P.
Every once in awhile I find something worthy of note while being as destructive as I can :). I can across two different things relatively recently that I wanted to make note of. First off, while taking Sludgge (Level 21 Rogue/Shadowdancer) through the Tharashk Arena on epic normal I broke a barrel I saw it drop a deathward potion. I found this very interesting as I have never seen a deathward potion drop in a quest before and only thought you could get them from the Night Revels (or old Mabar) or Eveningstar turn-ins.
Sludgge pulling a deathward potion from a barrel from VON 1 (I meant to get a screen shot of the potion on the ground but picked it up to fast..oops).
The second instance happened with Cannock (Level 8 Druid) who was running through the Waterworks on elite and who broke another barrel to find a +1 Perform Skill Tome. It has been extremely rare to come across any tome in regular chest drops and I thought finding one in a barrel even more interesting.
Besides getting a +3 Armored Ring from a barrel, in the next barrel was a +1 Skill Tome of Perform (ugh…should have that in the focus orb..having troubles with my screen shots, lol).
So this just yet another reminder, break those barrel, crates, vases, obelisks, bookcases, and any other thing that can destroyed. You never know what you will find inside :). Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!