There was a question similar to this question posted here, where the gist of the question was what use does a Shadow Monk have for casting Darkness if they can't see through it?
My question is along the same route but slightly different. The spell darkness states that creatures with darkvision cannot see through it. This negates elves and many other creatures, including those helped by the spell darkvision.
The problem I have is that Shadow Step, an ability gained by a level 6 Way of the Shadows Monk, states that you can teleport up to 60 feet to an unoccupied space you can see covered in either dim light or darkness.
Problem: if darkvision from creature abilities and the spell darkvision don't allow one to see through magical darkness, is it even possible for a Shadow Monk to use the darkness spell as an "exit" portal?
User RS Conley suggests in one of the answers that it is possible to do exactly this.
Another use of darkness for a shadow monk is as a destination point. If there a nearby location in shadows the monk can use the darkness to establish a point up to 75 feet away (60 feet plus the 15 foot radius) where he can teleport into with line of sight block. The following round drop concentration and proceed on with the rest of the plan.
My question is, if this is possible, how? I just had a discussion with my DM about this and he believes that the only way is if the rules were bent allowing only the spell darkvision to pierce magical darkness. While this does solve my problem, it creates more issues and I don't like it when my ideas only work with DM leniency.