As a captain of the Gotei 13, Byakuya is extremely skilled in all forms of Soul Reaper combat. In keeping with his rank, Byakuya's abilities allow him to defeat opponents of captain-level ability without much effort.
Of particular note is Byakuya's speed: he is skilled in the use of flash steps, having trained with (but never surpassed) Flash Master Yoruichi Shihōin. Yoruichi also taught Byakuya some techniques of her own creation that involved flash steps, including one called utsusemi (空蝉, lit. empty cicada, in reference to their molting), which allows Byakuya to हटाइए out of harm's way while leaving an afterimage behind. One of Byakuya's प्रिय techniques, as described द्वारा Renji, is senka (闪花, lit. Flash Blossom), a flash step combined with a spin to quickly हटाइए behind the enemy, followed द्वारा a combination of two quick thrusts to destroy the opponents soul chain and soul sleep in one move, destroying their power. In his battle with Zommari Leroux, he is able to maintain his composure and fight at full speed, despite being forced to cut the tendons in his left leg and arm to prevent Zommari from gaining control of them.