And 4e powers did not look like spells or act like spells or have aftereffects like spells in most cases unless they were spells.Yes. Things that look like spells, act like spells and have aftereffects like spells… are actually spells.
Shock horror. Stop the press. How can you survive workouts this superfluous guidance.
But the anti-4e Waaaghabl would call Sweeping Blow a spell because it basically acted like Whirlwind Attack.