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Rata Sum Vista Location Guide: Guild Wars 2

Updated on August 13, 2016

This guide will cover the locations of all five Vista locations in the city of Rata Sum, for the MMORPG Guild Wars 2. Within you will find a list of each with pictures and directions on how to reach them along with a video walkthrough below.

Rata Sum Vistas

  1. Apprentice Carrels
  2. Creator's Commons
  3. Port Authority
  4. Synergetics Union
  5. The Golem Mines

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1. Apprentice Carrels

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The angled bit of wall section to the right.The vista on top.
The angled bit of wall section to the right.
The angled bit of wall section to the right.
The vista on top.
The vista on top.

This first vista is among the really easy vistas that exist in the game. For this, head to the Apprentice Waypoint which is on the bottom floor of the main city area and walk northeast across the room towards the marker.

You should be able to easily see the point sitting atop of one of the angled wall sections which is in the center of the room. Find the angled part nearest to the ground, jump to get on top of it and walk up to the point.

2. Creator's Commons

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The College of Statics, covered in vines.Using the vines to traverse across the side of the college.Reaching the vista platform.
The College of Statics, covered in vines.
The College of Statics, covered in vines.
Using the vines to traverse across the side of the college.
Using the vines to traverse across the side of the college.
Reaching the vista platform.
Reaching the vista platform.

To reach this vista, you will first want to travel to the Magistran Court Waypoint on the upper levels of the city, second from top to be specific. From there, just turn to face the college and you'll see a series of vines growing up and into the side of the building.

A large tree-trunk-like bit will serve as your initial ramp, from where you will have to walk and leap across the upper vines, while simultaneously moving your character into the face of the building to prevent falling off the side. There will be a small platform interspacing the vines which you will need to jump to, before leaping to more vines to cross another gap which takes you to the large platform containing the vista.

3. Port Authority

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The Antidawn Anchorage gate.At the port authority.Cross this plank onto the ship.Use the prow to jump across to the next ship.Then from this ship's prow, jump onto the first's sail yard. Run up the rigging to drop down onto the top of the large ship.Jump up to the top of this platform from the east side, where you'll have the crate as an extra ledge.
The Antidawn Anchorage gate.
The Antidawn Anchorage gate.
At the port authority.
At the port authority.
Cross this plank onto the ship.
Cross this plank onto the ship.
Use the prow to jump across to the next ship.
Use the prow to jump across to the next ship.
Then from this ship's prow, jump onto the first's sail yard.
Then from this ship's prow, jump onto the first's sail yard.
Run up the rigging to drop down onto the top of the large ship.
Run up the rigging to drop down onto the top of the large ship.
Jump up to the top of this platform from the east side, where you'll have the crate as an extra ledge.
Jump up to the top of this platform from the east side, where you'll have the crate as an extra ledge.

For the Port Authority vista in Rata Sum, you will first need to find the Port Authority itself. If you haven't already, or activated the waypoint there, travel to the Magicat waypoint in the central city. Facing the three Asura Gate portals that are here, look to the left to find the Antidawn Anchorage gate, which will take you straight to the port.

Once on the other side of the gate or the port's waypoint, run down to the dock where the large boat is at the southern tip. On your left (east side of the dock) you will find a pair of smaller ships docked perpendicular to each other. The one that is horizontal to the dock (long side against the dock) you can walk onto with the help of a plank that connects the dock to the deck of the ship.

Jump up the first ship's prow to jump over and reach the second boat, vertical to the dock. Get yourself on this ship's prow like you did with the last, but this time you will want to leap onto the first ship's yard ("yard" is the term for the wooden pole the sail is attached to). This jump will be hard to land, but once you do, it's easy mode. Run up the yard until it takes you high above the large ship, where you can then drop down onto its hull.

On the large ship, approach the small platform the vista is located on top of from the east to find part of a crate sticking out of the wall. This serves as an extra ledge to jump up onto, allowing you to get all the way to the top of the platform and collect what you came here for.

4. Synergetics Union

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Running to the Synergetics Union from the accountancy waypoint.The cooking station.Running up the "magic ramp".
Running to the Synergetics Union from the accountancy waypoint.
Running to the Synergetics Union from the accountancy waypoint.
The cooking station.
The cooking station.
Running up the "magic ramp".
Running up the "magic ramp".

A pretty easy vista to grab. You will need to teleport to the accountancy waypoint (Tyria Underground level) and from there head directly south into the Synergetics Union through the large hallway.

Inside the union, turn to the left and look at the cooking station with the little blue pathway curving around it that leads to the top platform. You can just jump onto this and run up it, then make another jump to a small tan platform that serves as a step between the mini blue floating road and the top.

5. The Golem Mines

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Running around the corner from the Auxillary waypoint to the vista.The platforms you must jump on.Almost there...
Running around the corner from the Auxillary waypoint to the vista.
Running around the corner from the Auxillary waypoint to the vista.
The platforms you must jump on.
The platforms you must jump on.
Almost there...
Almost there...

The Golem Mines vista is not that hard to grab in practice, but it is made difficult by its potentially deadly results should you miss a jump.

From the Auxilary waypoint located on the Tyria Depths level of the city, near Skibo Hall, run east and to the left to go around a corner that connects the three different sides of this level of the city to each other. Right around this corner, you should be able to see the vista, sitting on some plant growth, behind an arrow and box-shaped platform, with nothing but deadly open space and a long fall all around. Take your time, make sure your jump is clear, and avoid double-tapping any movement keys in a panic, and you should be all right.

If you do fall, you'll end up losing some silver when you return to a waypoint, making this a particularly brutal vista to grab when you are tired, preoccupied, or inebriated. (I speak from experience.)

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      Nefieray 4 years ago

      If you just walk on to the ship the vista is on, there are some boxes in the middle. Jump up the boxes to get to the top deck, then from there the back of the little tower the vista is on has a loose box. Just run on the ship, and jump up the boxes.

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