Using time to avoid damage like this is effectively how the Time armour attainment works.

That may be an aside to what you are asking, but i thought it worth mentioning. Getting higher initiative using acceleration or similar gives some nice advantages.

Doing something like Choose the Threads to see what the best action to take next will be also seems appropriate - maybe having it as a legacy attainment so you could activate it without having to roll dice...

Basically, yes, Time has loads of ways of doing this, most seem to be ruling/perfecting......