A Container is a lootable object that, when clicked, will often chuck out some loot and will stay empty for the remainder of the game.
The most notable containers in Diablo III are chests, which are never empty. Examples of chests include:
|Chest||Bloody Chest||Resplendent Chest|
|Non-chest lootable containers|
|* container may be trapped|
Chests: The most commmon type of container. Chests sometime require a key to open.
Gold Chests: Similar to chests, but these generally give out more, and better, loot.
Urns: Jugs, urns, baskets, all these cultural artifacts can be smashed, often revealing loot.
Corpses: The bodies of fallen warriors often litter the areas you traverse, and can be searched for loot.
Unmarked containers: Some containers will not light up when clicked on, but may be clicked on regardless, chucking out loot.
Note that many containers will be trapped.