THIRD HOKAGE WAS CALLED THE GOD OF SHINOBI WHEN HE WAS AT HIS PRIME< HE WAS A BEAST HE KNEW THE MOST AS FAR AS JUTSU AND WAS JUST AN OVERALL BADASS
edit Abilities Hiruzen was one of the most powerful shinobi in history. In fact, he was so immensely powerful that he was admired as the God of Shinobi (忍の神, Shinobi no Kami) in his prime. According to Iruka, he was said to be the strongest Hokage Konoha ever had. Enma commented on his battle with Orochimaru, saying that it was "miserable" compared to his prime, even though he had clearly been able to hold his own against Orochimaru and two former Hokage without losing his composure. He was also the longest living and longest reigning Hokage, and apparently had an undefeated streak, having defeated all foes that came before him until he sacrificed himself in order to stop Orochimaru.
 Jutsu Master
Hiruzen's Dead Demon Consuming Seal.Hiruzen was called The Professor (プロフェッサー, Purofessā), due to his mastery of all forms of shinobi combat, and his vast knowledge of jutsu, purportedly knowing all the techniques within Konoha