2. I recommended fusing Escapist with Duck Duck Goose in the alpha, it should still be fused now, because Escapist is just pretty useless and not worthy of being its own Talent.
To be honest, most talents are not worth it. They are so incredibly uninspaired that it hurts. One quite interesting but probably useless would be Ambidextrous. If it would work with only a shield equiped, character with tonnes and tonnes of scrolls could be quite viable.