Standard cruiser layouts have always been 6 beams and 2 torps for cruisers and the Oddy is no exception also I recommend getting one of these three: Phasers, Disruptors, or Antiproton. all three of those energy types are widely used and best at taking down opponents. and for the torps quantums are great and if you get the regent you get a 180 degree quantum launcher that scales with level.
The days of worrying about how many beams to use are long gone for maximum damage go all beams
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