Let's say a Wizard is outside the range of a 3rd Level Shadow Monk's Silence, cast using ki points.
Can the Wizard dispel it?
My gut inclination is that the Wizard can indeed dispel the Shadow Monk's Silence despite it not being technically a spell, due to the Sage Advice Compendium containing this ruling:
- Is it a spell? Or does it let you create the effects of a spell that’s mentioned in its description?
If your answer to any of those questions is yes, the feature is magical.
You can use your ki to duplicate the effects of certain spells. As an action, you can spend 2 ki points to cast darkness, darkvision, pass without trace, or silence, without providing material components. Additionally, you gain the minor illusion cantrip if you don't already know it.
Seems clear enough. However, the only reason I'm unsure is due to to the "best answer" selected to the question, "Does ki count as magic for the purpose of an antimagic field, or is it only fluff?"
That answer seems to conclude that ki magic is NOT in fact magical. (Note that the second answer, which is more highly rated, concluding that it IS in fact magical.)
I'm likely to face this specific, niche situation in an upcoming session I'm running, and I want a clear, community consensus on how to resolve this specific problem. Other examples and evidence are extremely welcome as well.