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Hoelbrak - Vista Location Guide - Guild Wars 2
This guide will cover the locations of all 5 Vista locations in the Hoelbrak region, 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.
- Bear Lodge
- Frost Basin
- Lake Mourn
- Snow Leopard Lodge
- Southern Watchpost
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The Bear Lodge vista in the city of Hoelbrak is a pretty easy grab, as most of the locations are here. First, take the Hall of Legends waypoint, from which you should travel northwest a bit, until you find the domed building seen in the picture to the right.
The slope of it's roof, will allow you to run up its side, using it as a ramp to jump onto the nearby rock ledge. This ledge, and running further northwest along it will take you to the bear ice statue, which you'll have to leap onto, then run across to it's head where you will find the vista.
Another relatively easy grab, with a similar amount of platforming as the first. For this vista, travel to the Eastern Watchtower waypoint, from which you will want to circle counter clockwise, heading to the south side of the nearby hill or mountain, which the vista is located on top of.
On the south face of the wall that makes up the side of the hill, you will find a zig zagging ramp which is formed out of the rock itself, which you should have little problem jumping and running up until you reach the sloped off top portion where you will see the vista sitting in plain view, a few short steps away.
For the Lake Mourn vista, you will start out traveling to the Hero's Compass waypoint. From there, head southwest, making a backwards L, following the snow covered high ground as it curves straight wet around the lake, towards the point. Running long distances is the name of the game here.
Once you get close, you'll see the vista sitting on top of some snowy rocks by the wall of the area, formed by steep mountains and cliffs. Run to the right of the point, looking for the crevasse made between the rock it sits on and the adjacent rock, jumping up this crevasse while simultaneously running into it to reach the top, from where it's a few steps over to grab the point.
Snow Leopard Lodge
To reach the Snow Leopard Lodge vista in the city of Hoelbrak, you will want to take the Raven Lodge waypoint, which is actually closer considering the direction you will need to approach it from. You can run either straight west from there, or choose to circle the foliage if you'd rather not blindly wade through a mass of greenery.
On your map, lock for the white strip which runs between the bit of gray rock the vista sits on and the larger rocky area north of it. You will need to approach this white strip from the part where it meets the Raven Lodge to find the series of ice platforms that allow you to leap up the side of the vista's rocky hill. You'll make a U shaped path, doubling back halfway up to jump on more platforms in the opposite direction, before reaching the top from where you can walk over to the point.
A really easy grab, you can take the Southern Watchpost waypoint, face north and literally see the vista without actually having to move.
All you need to do is run straight towards it, stopping at the ledge to make sure you are leaping from the point closest to the corner of the building the vista sits on. You should have little problem making the landing, from where its a short walk to grab the point and take in some nice snow covered scenery.