Swiftspear [Feat] and Forceful Reach [Feature] working??

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StormSS
Joined Dec 1969
Hello, so I have a Warlord/fighter character that took the polearm master paragon path and who uses the feats: polearm momentum, polearm gamble, swiftspear. My question is how the swiftspear feat will work with the polearm master 11 Forceful reach feature? Here is what they say:

Polearm Momentum: Whenever you use a polearm or spear attack to push or slide a target 2 or more squares, you can also knock the target prone...
Polearm Gamble: When a nonadjacent enemy enters a square adjacent to you, you can make an oppurtunity attack against it with a polearm...

Swiftspear: When you hit with an oppurtunity attack with a spear you can also slide that enemy 1 square to a square adjacent to you.
Forceful Reach (11th level feature): If you use a reach weapon to deliever a weapon power that pushes, pulls, or slides a target, you increase the distance of the forced movement by 1 square.

Now suppose an enemy walks up to a square adjacent to me, I get an oppurunity attack against it because of Gamble, and I can push it to a different adjacent square to me because of swiftspear, but can forceful reach extend the forced movement into a square that isn't adjacent to me - or will that contradict swiftspear?

I think it will work like this:

xxMxx            xxxxx           xxxxx              xxxxx              M= monster
xxxxx     ->    xxMxx   ->    xMxxx      ->   Mxxxx              P = Player
xxPxx            xxPxx           xxPxx             xxPxx              x = 1 square
xxxxx            xxxxx            xxxxx              xxxxx

monster       M adjac.       Swiftspear        Forceful reach
moves          = OA            slides M            extends slide
to me                              one sq. left        1 sq. left, M
M is prone?

Is this correct?

Also, if the monster decided to charge at me I still get an Oppurunity attack since it moved adjacent to me, is my slide before or after he gets to attack me? I mean, will i take the charge attack and then slide him or will the charge do nothing since the second he enters adj. to me he gets OA, slide 2 sq and out of range to hit me?

Thank you!
Joined Dec 1969
Forceful reach will extend the slide, but still only to a square adjacent to you.  So instead of slide 1 to a square adjacent, you get slide 2 to a square adjacent.
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RisingZan
Joined Dec 1969
And then Polearm momentum would cause it to go prone.  Then it would still get to make its charge attack against you because it is still adjacent, but with the addtional penalty for being prone.
StormSS
Joined Dec 1969
Damn... Ok thanks
RisingZan
Joined Dec 1969
If you found another ability that would let you slide 1 as a free action after making an oppurtunity attack or knocking an enemy prone, you could use that to get away.  I can't think of one off the top of my head.
Alcestis
Joined Dec 1969
If you found another ability that would let you slide 1 as a free action after making an oppurtunity attack or knocking an enemy prone, you could use that to get away.  I can't think of one off the top of my head.

Opportunity Sidestep (allows you to shift).