Escape Artist is one of the more useful starting skills in Days Gone - thanks to it, you can kill smaller enemies after escaping from a grapple. Read this page to learn how to use this skill.
Escape Artist is the first skill from the Melee skill tree. This means that you can unlock it at the beginning of the game. We recommend getting this skill since it is useful in eliminating enemies.
Escape Artist can be used when an enemy is using a grappling attack on you - this attack can be used by hostile humans, animals, or Freakers. This skill can only be used on weaker enemies - it won't work on, e.g. an elite soldier or a monster.
When an enemy grabs you, the game will display a circle with a pointer moving clockwise. Press Triangle when the pointer is in the green area - see the picture above. If you miss, Deacon won't be able to free himself and the fight will take longer. If you succeed, the hero will execute the enemy on the spot.
A similar mini-game is used for high-level skills - The Reckoning (a critical execution with a melee weapon) and Executioner (eliminate stronger enemies by using stealth attacks and after you successfully escape a grapple).