The 7th level spell Teleport (PHB p.281), it:

instantly transports you and up to eight willing creatures of your choice that you can see within range, or a single object that you can see within range, to a destination you select.

The destination you choose must be known to you, and it must be on the same plane of existence as you. Your familiarity with the destination determines whether you arrive there successfully.

Following this is a table of familiarity against chance of success and descriptions of the terms used. I won't include this here as that would be most of the spell.

Here is a link to the spell in the 5e SRD: Teleport.

There are situations where a creature will cast Teleport to get to a destination they can actually see at the time of casting.

What familiarity does the caster have with the destination if they can see it?


Very Familiar

You just needed to read a bit further through the spell description:

“Very familiar” is a place you have been very often, a place you have carefully studied, or a place you can see when you cast the spell.

Emphasis Mine, PHB 281

  • \$\begingroup\$ Damn - how did I miss that? \$\endgroup\$ – Protonflux Jul 31 '17 at 17:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ Downvote myself! \$\endgroup\$ – Protonflux Jul 31 '17 at 17:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Will accept the answer but them may delete the question as it is unnecessary in the extreme! 9 mins... \$\endgroup\$ – Protonflux Jul 31 '17 at 17:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ Might as well leave it in place...other people may make the same mistake. \$\endgroup\$ – guildsbounty Jul 31 '17 at 17:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Protonflux You won't be able to, as it has an upvoted answer. But I'm with guildsbounty: no reason not to leave it, and your self-flagellation here probably goes a long way to stem the tide of downvotes. \$\endgroup\$ – nitsua60 Jul 31 '17 at 20:09

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