The asymmetric, spheroid design belies the power of this battlecruiser. The base hull presents a tactical setup that favors energy weapons and mobility. Carrier capabilities further augment its tactical options.
Like other Plasma Burn ships the Odyssey is capable of using its ship system to knock other ships around. Unlike other Plasma Burn ships the Odyssey has quite a bit of bulk to back this up. An unconventional but often effective tactic is to engage the system while an enemy is trying to flank around the front of the ship.
Experienced pilots can consider dropping the shields in order to facilitate a more favorable post-collision trajectory for the enemy i.e. directly into the left hand side main battery kill zone.
Advanced pilots can consider raising the shield with such a timing that the unfolding shield impacts the enemy ship after the hull collision but while the enemy is still nominally within the shield arc. This shield bump can bump them quite further off and potentially further increase control of their trajectory, with skill.