Originally Posted by Nr1stunna
Olaf is not a carry, hes tanky dps, trynd is not a carry, hes an anti carry... much like poppy or nocturne....
Olaf is a tanky DPS carry. Nocturne is a carry as well.
Poppy is an anti-carry since she is exceptionally good against squishy champions and more lacking versus tankier champions, while it isn't the same for the other two.
Back on topic. If it was a matter of choice and preference, I would definitely play Olaf. So I'll play him in normal games. But if it was a matter of effectiveness, I would consider a ton of other junglers before I consider Olaf.
He is such a niche champion where everything has to align perfectly for you to be effective that it is better to play other champions 9/10 times.