Minato is one of the strongest ninja ever
People always tend to compare Minato to others like Itachi, Madara, Sasuke, Naruto who had time to show their full arsenal, forgetting that Minato is even more hype than feats, we've not seen Minatos full arsenal yet, but people like to jump in the conclusion that he is weaker than someone, he can do nothing against Susanoo, etc
Really? What do you even know about Minato? You don't know even half of his real arsenal, but Kishimoto(the creator of this manga) hyped him all along this manga.
CHAPTER 321 PAGE 11: Kakashi tells Naruto he is the only one that will surpass the 4th
Kakashi: "Its because I truly believe...That you're the only shinobi that can surpass the fourth Hokage."
CHAPTER: Cover page. Kishimoto talks about Minato
Kishi:"That unrivalled strength that carefree smile.."
CHAPTER 158 Page 05: Jiraiya:"Aw come on, everybody pales in comparison to the fourth lord. As a shinobi his capacity was unparalleled, a true one-of-a kind."
CHAPTER 367 PAGE 11: Jiraiya says Minato had the talent you find once in a decade and they have not had a genius like him since.
Jiraiya: "Oh, No, Minato was a rare genius. You don't see the likes of him very often. He was kind and gentle, yet fierce of full of grit. Became the fourth Hokage in the blink of an eye"
CHAPTER 240 PAGE 11: Kumo ninja says he was told to flee on sight upon seeing Minato
Shinobi:"It...can't...be...you're...the...'Konoha's Yellow Flash'?! Our Hidden Rock Village...We were taught by our commanders to flee on sight if we saw that person...Now I know what they meant..."
CHAPTER 541 PAGE 8: A talks about Minato
A:"He was a great man...one I thought would never be surpassed".
You really think that Jiraya, A, Kakashi and even Kishimoto himself will all say that if Minato was as weak as people think?
Contrary to the popular belief, just with what Minato has already shown, he can be a complete shinobi in pretty much every area. I'll start with a comparison in speed. Many shinobis including Sharingan users(Sasuke or Madara) have shown not to be able to handle Raikages(A) speed:
Yet, this Raikage looks looks slow infront of Minato:
Minato had time to throw a Kunai above him while he was just infront of him aiming at him with his full speed, and surpassed and almost sliced him in half with his kunai if Bee didn't interved:
Minato is too fast that even Raikage(the fastest shinobi alive after Naruto) had no time to counter him. If even Raikage could not react, just imagine shinobis who are slower? So unless you find away to avoid close combat, most if not all the ninjas are done for, especially when you know he only needs one contact with you to put his marking
Minato has shown to be skilled enough to be able to incorporate Rasengan in his close combat with relativ ease in no time:
His Rasengan(greatly underrated) has shown to be a much more powerful version than Narutos, since it was even able to create a huge crater after hiting Tobi with it:
This moment could again give him opportunities to put a marking on his opponents like we've seen him doing against Tobi
It's not for nothing that it was said in a war(where there are suppose to be powerful jounins or Anbus) to flee away on his sight.
Besides speed, Minato was also a master in sealing techniques. Kushina said that she taught him a whole bunch of sealing techniques coming from the Uzumaki clan said to be feared because the power of their sealing techniques.
From all the sealing techniques Minato was capable to use, we've seen 2: The Dead Demon Seal and the Eight Trigramm Seal. The Dead Demon Seal was able to seal half of the almost infinite Kyubis chakra in an instant. The Eight Trigramm Seal has also shown the power to be able to seal the other half in Naruto in an instant
Unfortunately, we don't really know Minatos affinity because of his lack of screentime, but the fact Kakashi said that jounin levels have at least 2affinities, should make us think that Minato could also use 2affinities or more when he was alive. Even if we don't agree with that, some people actually forget he can also use Summoning techniques and some of them have shown to be able to use suiton, katon, or even fuuton element jutsus. So he could summon them to make some good combinations. It's said that Gamabunta(the toads boss) was Minatos personal summoning. Gamabunta said the only one who could control him was Minato. Not even Jiraya could control that summon. Which shows that Minato was probably a even better summoner than Jiraya himself.
By summoning Gamabunta, he can use Food Cart Destroyer, a powerful taijutsu technique even able to immobilise the Kyubi himself(Gamabunta also has a little sword himself to fight and has shown great agility while fighting Shukaku), he can also use Water Release Gunshot(which was powerful enough to even be able to counter the one tails fuuton attack):
Gamabunta can also use toad oil bullet for a combination technique for example
He can summon Fukasaku or Shima who both have fuuton and katon techniques. They even have strong sage frog song able to paralyse the opponent. They can even use Sage Mode by collecting natural energy, which increase their ninjutsu, taijutsu and even genjutsu power. They can use the strongest genjutsu in Naruto verse, toad genjutsu(said by Databook)
Since it's stated that Minato can summon every toads in Myoboku, it's also safe to assume that he could also use all the summoning techniques we've seen Jiraya use, like the barrier toad gourd prison, hiding in a toad technique, etc
And that's only the least i could say from what we've seen from him. Like i've said earlier in this thread, Minato is more hype than feats, someone we've only seen fighting seriously once(against Tobi). What's even funny is that people actually believe Hashirama is strong, they put them in God-level tier(same goes for Sarutobi Hiruzen), when they have no feats. The Hashirama i know is the one who got his ass kicked in part1 by Hiruzen along with his brother(Tobirama). The Hiruzen i know is the part1 ninja we've seen fighting Orochimaru, but people forget that, and only talk about their hype. Since Minato is a character some people don't like, they forget his hype and create stupid threads calling him weak everywhere when you don't even know half of his entire arsenal.
In the contrary of most popular characters, Minato was dead since the beginning of this manga, so how can you judge what he can do or not? But even with the least we know about him, he is already incredibly power, and one of the strongest. His speed, reflexes, FTG jutsu, Sealing techniques, Summoning techniques allied to his impressiv insight and skillfullness in a fight just make him that overpowered.