Naruto once stated that Kakashi was better at devising strategies in comparison to Shikamaru. He also said that Kakashi had better skill with the Sharingan than Sasuke but that is for another time. While many agree with Naruto we are here to look deeper into it. So let us dig in.
Other than the exception of Shikaku, Shikamaru’s father, nobody holds a candle to Shikamaru’s raw intelligence.
Ergo, no one (other than that one exception) can possibly come any close when it comes to strategies or elaborate stratagems.
Kakashi is, without the slightest shred of doubt, a genius, that too with a vast body of knowledge and expertise in walks of shinobi.
Be it combat or a search mission, he can handle it all. He has throughout the series thus shown remarkable feats.
Kakashi battle strategist
Guy remarks “there is no one better than you when it comes to analysis”, this is true to an extent with certain exceptions (Minato was undoubtedly better).
Kakashi isn’t that powerful, but he can use all that he is given and he’ll turn the tables against you.