As you traverse Diablo III’s environments, you’ll come across a number of objects that appear at random locations on your map.
Shrines are former sacred places, now desecrated. But, unlike many random surprises in the world, they’re always a welcome sight.
When you click on a desecrated shrine, it becomes purified, and you (and your allies) receive a temporary buff – an enhancement to your abilities – that persists for a short period of time. Each shrine you find will only provide its effects once, and you cannot receive multiple concurrent buffs from shrines of the same type.
Here are the shrines you’ll encounter, along with their benefits:
Healing wells, bright red vessels that look like pools of blood, can completely restore your Life (and the Life of your allies). Once it’s used, a healing well cannot quickly be used again, though it will refill in time.
A number of inanimate objects can be destroyed to your advantage. Furniture, bookshelves, and pots can be smashed; doors or gates that bar your way can be shattered; and rolling logs, falling chandeliers, and flimsy walls can be used against your enemies if you break them at the right time.