Though I am still new, I was under the impression that for escorts, you should be using dual cannons, or dual heavy cannons in the front, with 1 torpedo launcher, and all turrets in the back. All matching damage type, with tac consoles improving your damage of choice.
Escorts do the most Damage with DHC's in the front and Turrets in the back.
Andorian Phasers or any other weapon type.
I was once DKnight1000, apparently I had taken my own name so now I'm DKnight0001. If I ask you a question it is not an insult but a genuine attempt to understand why. When I insult you I won't be discreet about it, I will be precise and to the point stupid.
4 plasma or ( but not both) antiproton dual heavy cannons and 1r omulon torpedo fore
1 plasma or ( but not both) antiproton turret and 1 borg kinetic cutting beam aft
Go with the sci andorian escort (kyzon) if going plasma so you can outfit the plasma infuse sci consolesx4 that boost the plasma dot damage
If you havent bought a ship yet or bought all 3 remember these key points
Kumari has a commander, lt. commander, ensign tact....the ensign tact is fairly useless. It has 5 tact consoles, 3 engineer, and 2 scis.
kyzon has 4 tact 4 sci 2 engineer
charal has 4 tact, 4 engineer, 2 sci
The boff loadouts for the kyzon and charal vary slightly but can be set up the same.
kumari has my vote for antiproton weapons
kyzon for plasma
charal with antiprotons. for extra survivability through consoles
I went with the charal, i didnt know about all of the above when i made my choice
kyzon with plasma is the clear winner for anything that doesnt auto pop so the dots can roll out
I have the Kumari Tac version, though it has a glass jaw.. it can hit pretty hard.
I like the wing cannon overload so I built mine around phasers, no Fleet phasers yet but I have been running mk XII purples with acc and critD modifiers. Aside from the color not matching the andorian theme it works pretty damn good.
4 x Phaser DHC MK XII purple
1 x Wing Cannon
1 x Phaser Turret Mk XII purple
1 x Cutting beam
2 x neutrino mk xi blue
1 x wing cannon overload console
1 x field gen mk xi blue
1 x assimilated module
5 x Phaser relay MK XI blue (purples are pricey)
Omega - Deflector
Borg - Engines
Omega - Shields
I change sets around alot between omega-maco-borg
I have also run ALL AP weapons. 5 AP tac consoles, 4 DHC, DBB up front. It works very well too, just have to keep and eye on weapons power with DBB and BO then hammering with Cannons.