Kakashi is shown to be very respected throughout Konoha, as well as easily being one of the most powerful Konoha ninja. Kakashi is also recognized as the foremost techniques specialist in Konoha, due to his gradually increasing arsenal of thousands of techniques, a feat that earns either delight or dread from enemy ninja who face him in combat. His knowledge of techniques is so high, that he was requested to watch over Naruto should the seal of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox began to fail. His skill and cunning are repeatedly shown to be great enough to hold his own against seemingly any opponent. Itachi Uchiha, master of the Sharingan even applauded Kakashi's skill with his Sharingan, and when the two battled they were almost equals in physical ability. Itachi had to use Tsukuyomi to beat Kakashi in their first battle, and commended him that he was still conscious afterwards. Even Pain, an extremely dangerous ninja, viewed Kakashi's skills as capable of impeding his plans if he did not get rid of Kakashi first. He is also considered a prime candidate for the position of Hokage by many high-ranking characters and was even requested for the position at one point.
Kakashi's ninken; from top, clockwise: Pakkun, Bull, Urushi, Shiba, Bisuke, Akino, Ūhei, Guruko.
Kakashi has been noted by Naruto to be smarter than Shikamaru Nara, have a better nose than Kiba Inuzuka, a better taijutsu performance than Rock Lee, and a better Sharingan mastery than Sasuke Uchiha prior to defecting from Konoha. While this might be an exaggeration, Kakashi has proven himself to be an intelligent ninja with great instincts and battle prowess, making him a match for almost any opponent. His general abilities are greatly improved during the time skip. In Part I, he was unable to keep up with Itachi Uchiha's physical and hand seal speed, even with the use of his Sharingan. By Part II, he is able to keep up with Itachi's immense speed, (his speed was even praised by Madara Uchiha himself). His chakra level sees a similar improvement as well; in Part I, his chakra levels have been shown to be average. By Part II, his chakra is shown to have greatly increased, as he can perform several chakra-taxing jutsu in rapid succession. He even increases the number of times he can use his Lightning Cutter per day, using six of them in one battle, and still having enough chakra to plan using the Mangekyō Sharingan.
As a jōnin and former ANBU, Kakashi is very adept in any form of battle. He is regularly put in charge of whatever squad he is assigned to, and works well with its diverse members. Kakashi's naturally calm attitude is used to his advantage in battle, allowing him to stay collected and out-think the opponent, similar to Shikamaru. This is primarily because he can quickly analyze the situation at hand, and comprehend his opponent's abilities and battle tactics. After doing so, he can use sharp intuition to make quick and firm decisions to switch to the appropriate counter-tactics. According to Chōza Akimichi, Kakashi's most common method of fighting is that until he can confirm an enemies skills, he will fight using replacement and clone techniques. Against more powerful opponents, he regularly uses various misdirection and trap tactics to weaken them. Kakashi's cunning also allows him to be a very effective teacher, able to use various unorthodox methods to produce months if not years of training in just weeks as he has repeatedly helped his students gain tremendous jumps in their prowess in relatively short amounts of time. Kakashi is also highly proficient at evasion, as shown when he was able to fight on par with Hidan, and later with Kakuzu, while simultaneously avoiding taking damage and protecting Chōji Akimichi and Ino Yamanaka.
Ninja Skills Edit
Kakashi using Rasengan.
Kakashi primarily relies on his mastery of ninjutsu, of which he has a vast arsenal due to his Sharingan. With this arsenal, he can attack or defend against his opponents in numerous manners. While used less often, he has also shown to have impressive skills in genjutsu, which he can use to throw off his opponents as a set-up for stronger attacks. In addition, he has proven to be very adept in taijutsu, which, combined with his impressive speed, allows him to effectively catch his opponents off guard and evade attacks. Moreover, he has proven skillful in areas such as tracking, trap-making, survival, stealth, assassination, armed-combat, and fūinjutsu. Orochimaru notes that his level of fūinjutsu was impressive for his age. He was taught by his late teacher how to use the Rasengan, but could never master it beyond its standard level as it was intended to mix with elemental chakra.
Nature Transformation Edit
Kakashi using Lightning Cutter.
In addition to the sheer number of techniques at Kakashi's disposal, he has an extensive knowledge of, and skill with, elemental techniques. He has shown mastery of his natural affinity towards lightning chakra, being able to use several high-level lightning-based techniques without hand seals. Even Kakuzu, an extremely experienced member of Akatsuki, immediately recognized his assailant to be "Kakashi of the Sharingan" after seeing his prowess in lightning techniques. With much assistance from his Sharingan, he has mastered multiple elements despite his still young age, which he is able to use together for various combo attacks or strategies. Individually, he is able to perform earth-based techniques with great detail in their shape, and is able to perform water-based techniques without an existing water source nearby. He has also been shown (in the anime) using fire-based techniques, and he is otherwise at least knowledgeable enough with Wind Release to help train Naruto in its use.
Even though he owes much of his repertoire to his Sharingan, Kakashi is capable of creating his own techniques, as he did with the Chidori. While powerful, the Chidori has two drawbacks: the amount of chakra it requires and the speed at which the user must move. These flaws prompted Minato Namikaze to ban his student from using the technique after seeing it in action. After gaining the Sharingan, the tunnel effect can now be worked around, as he can now see his opponents clearly. He later refines the Chidori into the far stronger Lightning Cutter and develops several new lightning techniques.
Kakashi's most distinguishing ability is his Sharingan, a gift from his late friend Obito Uchiha, as it allows him to copy any technique used against him, see through any deception, give hypnotic suggestions, perform genjutsu, and predict his opponent's movements. The drawback of his Sharingan is that, because Kakashi is not of Uchiha blood and does not have the correct genetics, his body cannot completely adjust to it, hence costing him more chakra than it would an Uchiha. Coupled with the fact that he cannot deactivate it (and thus must keep it covered when not using it), he quickly expends his chakra in battle. Because of this, Kakashi only relies on it when he feels it is an absolute necessity. Despite his handicap with the Sharingan, he is very skilled in using it. Even Itachi Uchiha, a true heir and master of the Sharingan, acknowledged Kakashi's superior proficiency with the Sharingan compared to most true Sharingan wielders.
Kakashi has somehow been able to improve his Sharingan with time. When he first gained the Sharingan it had only two tomoe, but by the start of the series it has progressed to three. In addition, by Part II, Kakashi seems to have extended the amount of time he can sustain using the Sharingan, as he is seen using it for seemingly a day while testing Naruto and Sakura.
Mangekyō Sharingan Edit
Kakashi's Mangekyō Sharingan.
During the timeskip, Kakashi further improved his Sharingan by developing his own Mangekyō Sharingan through undisclosed means. Furthermore, he has mastered his only known Mangekyō technique called Kamui. This jutsu has the ability to manipulate space, and was shown to be able to suck targets or even tear off parts of a target and hurl them into another dimension. When used against Deidara, he noted Kakashi's dōjutsu to be of Itachi's caliber, who was infamous for his prowess with Mangekyō techniques. However, this technique uses so much chakra that he has to be hospitalized for a week after using it three times in one day. Though he has never shown signs of deterioration in his sight from the use of his Mangekyō eye (as Madara, Itachi, and Sasuke have), Kakashi has knowledge of the side effects of their repeated use.
Despite Kakashi mentioning that he has yet to master it, as shown from his difficulty in using it against Deidara, his skill with Kamui was later great enough during the Invasion of Pain Arc to accurately suck small speeding targets with no effect on anything else, as seen when he uses it to stop a speeding nail thrown by Pain at close range and a missile shot at Chōji Akimichi by the Asura Path. Later, in his brief battle with Sasuke Uchiha, he again uses Kamui to stop an arrow shot at him by Sasuke's completed Susanoo, which he commented that he wouldn't have been able to dodge without using it.
Aside from his own technique, Kakashi also shows knowledge about the other Mangekyō Sharingan based techniques, as he recognized the Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu used by Itachi, and Susanoo used by Sasuke.
I have a feeling sakumos legendary white chakra is dormant within kakashi
MS techniques ideas
1. Maybe he could take all the thousand jutsu he learned and turn it into something bigger then kirin and or tailed beast bomb
or like from fairy tail Rember lucy doing something like this