perfect! immediately without any thinking you should take Morning star
and now you have a perfect path for this nice Brute. you can now do what ever you want exploring and taking sub-paths and anything you want,
but imo i garantee you, you have already found the best Destiny which has great potential because you are still at lvl 17.
for this lvl my rating would be 9.5/10 and it can very easily get to 9.9 with feline, heculean, or vitality.