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Black Citadel - Vista Location Guide - Guild Wars 2

Updated on September 13, 2012

This guide will cover the locations of all 5 Vista locations in the Black Citadel city, 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.

Black Citadel Vistas

  1. Cantom Factorum
  2. Gladium Canton
  3. Great Imperial Smelter
  4. Ligacus Notos
  5. Ruins of Rin

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For more vista guides, you can find the main index here.

Map of the Black Citadel
Map of the Black Citadel
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Heading north from the waypoint to jump on the building the vista sits on.The vista at its top right corner.The route taken.
Heading north from the waypoint to jump on the building the vista sits on.
Heading north from the waypoint to jump on the building the vista sits on.
The vista at its top right corner.
The vista at its top right corner.
The route taken.
The route taken.

Cantom Factorum

This vista can look harder to reach than it actually is, depending on which direction you first approach it from.

All you need to do is travel to the Memorial waypoint in the Black Citadel, and from there head north until you get to the ledge from which you can leap onto the building which the vista is located on, pictured to the right.

Once on the building, all you have to do is run north along its roof and drop down a bit to a lower area of the roof on the right to take in the pretty scenery.

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Run west through this doorway, from the WP.Take the path to the left.And make a right here to get the vista.Map route through the Gladium Canton.
Run west through this doorway, from the WP.
Run west through this doorway, from the WP.
Take the path to the left.
Take the path to the left.
And make a right here to get the vista.
And make a right here to get the vista.
Map route through the Gladium Canton.
Map route through the Gladium Canton.

Gladium Canton

This is another relatively easy vista to grab. From the Gladium waypoint you will want to run west through the doorway there. Once on the other side, take a left and stay on the path as it bends around the sides of the area. Once you get to some large keg carts, make a right and you will find the vista tucked away in it's little corner.

If you are having trouble finding the Gladium Canton itself, you can check the pictures of the map to the right or above and look for the elevator's that connect it to the Junker's Scrapyard, Ruins of Rin and Perimeter Loop, which are shaped like large spheres with doors you enter to transport to the lower/upper side.

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Run through this doorway into the Great Imperial Smelter.Take a left up ahead.Follow the path until you reach this upper platform.
Run through this doorway into the Great Imperial Smelter.
Run through this doorway into the Great Imperial Smelter.
Take a left up ahead.
Take a left up ahead.
Follow the path until you reach this upper platform.
Follow the path until you reach this upper platform.

Great Imperial Smelter

From the Junker's Waypoint in the Black Citadel, go east a bit and to the right, through the large doorway which takes you into the Great Imperial Smelter area. You will be running along a large metal catwalk which is suspended over the smelter itself which is pretty large.

Look for the fork in the catwalk up ahead and take a left. From there, continue along the only way you can go at this point, eventually going up a ramp and onto a wide platform with some Char and a pile of scrap metal. At the south end of this platform will be the vista.

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Grabbing a speed boost from the nearby NPC.Running west a ways along the main dirt road.Then north a ways...Circling the hill the vista is on to approach from the north and cross the rock ledge seen here...... to make it to the east side of the hill where you can find these rock outcroppings to jump up.Reaching the top of the hill to grab the vista.
Grabbing a speed boost from the nearby NPC.
Grabbing a speed boost from the nearby NPC.
Running west a ways along the main dirt road.
Running west a ways along the main dirt road.
Then north a ways...
Then north a ways...
Circling the hill the vista is on to approach from the north and cross the rock ledge seen here...
Circling the hill the vista is on to approach from the north and cross the rock ledge seen here...
... to make it to the east side of the hill where you can find these rock outcroppings to jump up.
... to make it to the east side of the hill where you can find these rock outcroppings to jump up.
Reaching the top of the hill to grab the vista.
Reaching the top of the hill to grab the vista.

Ligacus Notos

With the last two vistas on this list, things get a little more challenging, well... challenging at all really, considering the first three are cakewalks. Either way, first you are going to need to travel to the Ruins of Rin waypoint, but before making your way to the vista, you should grab a speed boost from the nearby Charr NPC.

Once you've got the speed buff, head west for a while, towards the edge of the map, and follow the dirt road as it eventually leads north towards the vista and the hill it sits atop of. You will need to circle the hill, running to it's north side before making your way around to it's east facing side, moving clockwise around it. There will be a rock ledge on the north face, which is a bit precarious but not to hard to run across.

Once on the east facing side, look for more rocks that form an outcropping leading up the hill, which you can use as platforms to jump up the side of the hill with. Once at the top, just look to your right for the point and a pretty great view.

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Run up these stairs near the WP.Then north to reach the broken building.Start jumping up this bit of stone wall.You'll have to make this jump at an angle, since the ceiling can block you from just walking across.Leaping onto the busted platforms that jut from the side of the building.From broken platforms to thin beams.Once you go up this beam, go through the arch inside the building, or what's left of it.To reach this next thin beam.OMIGOSH and another! But finally the vista.
Run up these stairs near the WP.
Run up these stairs near the WP.
Then north to reach the broken building.
Then north to reach the broken building.
Start jumping up this bit of stone wall.
Start jumping up this bit of stone wall.
You'll have to make this jump at an angle, since the ceiling can block you from just walking across.
You'll have to make this jump at an angle, since the ceiling can block you from just walking across.
Leaping onto the busted platforms that jut from the side of the building.
Leaping onto the busted platforms that jut from the side of the building.
From broken platforms to thin beams.
From broken platforms to thin beams.
Once you go up this beam, go through the arch inside the building, or what's left of it.
Once you go up this beam, go through the arch inside the building, or what's left of it.
To reach this next thin beam.
To reach this next thin beam.
OMIGOSH and another! But finally the vista.
OMIGOSH and another! But finally the vista.

Ruins of Rin

This is definitely the hardest vista to reach in the Black Citadel, but also the only one that is significantly challenging. It's potentially pretty deadly as well if you fall from it's upper areas. You will want to start from the Ruins of Rin waypoint like the last vista.

Grabbing the speed boost from the NPC might be helpful, but can also make it harder to get you jumps right, so use with caution.

Look for the stairs to the south of the WP, right of the speed boost NPC and head up them before turning right and running further up the stone paved ground towards the broken building which makes up the base of this vista. You'll see some broken wall that forms the first bit you need to jump up, seen in the pictures to the right. Eventually the broken walls will turn into broken platforms to jump across, then small iron beams you will need to carefully walk across, being careful not to double tap your movement keys and roll off the building.

One of the beams will take you to an upper area where you can enter a small portion of what's left of the building, walking through the arched ceiling bit of hallway, before finding a couple more beams that will lead you to the final platform that holds the vista. Remember to just waypoint off the building as opposed to trying to run back down, as it is far less likely to get you killed, and not worth doing.

Video Guide

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