Originally Posted by Tenronth
LOLOLOLOLOLO Olaf isnt a carry, hes one of the first tanky dps.
Most tanky dps champions don't rely on straight auto attacks to do their damage like Olaf does, he can build tanky dps but he ends up being a squishy chunk of health with little resists to back him up, and bad damage due to his awful scaling. Any champion built around specifically using their auto attacks, Is a carry.
Lee Sin is a good tanky dps. Why? His abilities have high base damage and high damage scaling, so he doesn't need to buy attack speed or crit, just flat damage. So he can buy say one or two dps items, then go full tank. If Olaf builds Mallet atmas and then goes full tank, his damage is hilariously bad, because his scaling on attack damage for his abilities is extremely low, and his auto attacks will suck without more crit/attack speed.
Tanky DPS characters are characters with high base damage on all of their abilities or abilities that scale well with just one damage item and can be effective building tank from there.
Carries are champions that rely on their auto attacks to do the bulk of their damage.