I was thinking about something Re: the relic.
For those of us who make lists with Ahriman and Magnus (and very few Sorcerers or Exalted Sorcerers, maybe one or two), the relic would not be very good on a guy who just stays near your deployment zone casting Prescience on a predator or something.
So it begs the question: Should we replicate the Ahriman's Exiles formation from 7th ed? Ahriman with a supreme command of exalteds on discs would take advantage of both the new relic (given 2 one of the guys) and the new stratagem that requires other psykers to be in range.
Any guy with the relic should be thrown towards the enemy's deny characters to negate that benefit. Kind of like you throw howling banshees at a unit that has painful overwatch, like rubrics with tons of warpflamers, because it takes away their cool benefit of good overwatch..
You sir read my mind; id love to do this.
I am sure when our codex is out itll be even better but that + cabalistic ritual + re-roll deny + casting on doubles being unstoppable + casts a turn for slinging 7 spells. Is going to be great fun and really cool on the table, and if NOT playing against a psyker enemy list you swap the Re-roll deny for the ignore wounds on 6's, to ignore a possible perils on Ahriman.
that being said; its 476 points. 155 for each disc exalted (under chapter approved points costs) + ahriman at 166. I think that given the amount of spells we have access to...and the +2 to cast for any of the "cabal" members....well.....I think it works out really well and good be formidable in a semi-competitive meta.
Added bonus; take TONS of tzaangors with that formation for tons of t4 5++ re rolls on T4 bodies with decent stats to move quick in support and engage targets to stay away from the cabal.