Originally Posted by Morello
Jax is a fighter, and the distinction is the tools we let him have - things like a stun and beefiness (as well as non-DPS build paths that make sense) make him a fighter. I'm actually worried that by making those guys so good, we can't make glass cannon melee good.
Unless I'm completely mistaken, even in DotA, there is no such thing as glass cannon melee carries, as they get health for buying strength which also gives them damage. Without such a mechanic, LoL's melee carries have for as long as I've played this game (since part way through Season 1, mind you) have been generally under-performing and usually outclassed by other picks.
Since league doesn't have a stat which parallels the behavior of strength, and such a mechanic would be OP in the hands of many fighters, I suggest the solution is to rework the kits of existing melee carries to fix this. (To this end I've already posted a suggest for Fiora in one of her threads)