This is my setup, made sure it was up to date. My main job is the do what the dps do unless the healers come under heavy fire. In the case of this I change my objective to peeling and focus completely on protecting them.
It's actually really nice for peeling I think.
If coming from a distance I can grapple one melee off of em. Gives them a little more breathing room. Get that flame thrower ready, carbonize, and YOGA FLAME! Drop a Death From Above on em and it definitely makes em scatter a bit and gives a healer some breathing room.
Even though it's horrible for heat management I'll even hit the healer hunters ALL with retractable blade real quick so my healer can make his escape easier. On top of the guard and taunts... I love it for peeling.