To collect the data below, I started with a "stock" Toreadorcharacter, which starts with this character sheet:

Strength 1Charisma 1Perception 1
Dexterity 1Manipulation 2Intelligence 1
Stamina 1Appearance 2Wits 2
Brawl 1Firearms 1Computer 0
Dodge 1Melee 0Finance 0
Intimidation 0Security 0Investigation 1
Subterfuge 1Stealth 0Scholarship 1
Auspex 1Celerity 2Presence 1

Then, I played the game normally, completing every possible side quest for the maximum number of XP. I turned off the Auto Level feature until I saved up a few XP, took off my armor and dropped any occult items that affect the character's stats (like the Fae Charm), then flipped the autolevel feature on and off and made a note of the changes made to the character sheet. Here's the autolevel scheme:

PurchasedXP CostXP Spent
Charisma 244
Scholarship 237
Presence 2512
Subterfuge 2315
Charisma 3823
Intelligence 2427
Perception 2431
Celerity 31041
Auspex 2546
Firearms 2349
Appearance 3857
Scholarship 3663
Presence 31073
Subterfuge 3679
Charisma 41291
Appearance 412103
Celerity 415118
Presence 415133
Auspex 310143
Perception 38151
Firearms 36157
Intelligence 38165
Subterfuge 49174
Appearance 516190
Auspex 415205
Celerity 520225
Charisma 516241***
Presence 520261
Perception 412273
Firearms 49281
Scholarship 49290
Manipulation 38298
Auspex 520318
Intelligence 412330
Subterfuge 512342
Perception 516358
Scholarship 512370
Firearms 512382

***NOTE: Even if you finish every sidequest, you will probably not be able to get past this point on the autolevel scheme. However, you should have a few XP left for customization.

Here's my advice: For the most part, you can leave the auto-level feature turned on. Once you have Scholarship 2, you can save a few XP by learning a dot in Firearms from reading a book, and another dot in Firearms by completing Romero's sidequest in Hollywood. Spend 3 of those XP to buy a dot in Security, and 4 XP to buy a dot in Dexterity.

Note that you can learn TWO dots in Computer from reading the same book. Go into the pawn shop in Santa Monica, buy the "Computers for Grandma" book, read it, leave the pawn shop, and go back in again. Trip will "automagically" have another copy of the book for sale.

If you learn as much as you can from books and NPCs, your character sheet will look something like this before your final encounter with the prince, not including any modifiers for armor or occult items. This sheet DOES reflect:

- One free dot in Dodge, learned from a book.
- One free dot in Stealth, learned from a book.
- Two free dots in Computer, learned from reading books.
- One free dot in Firearms, learned from a book.
- One free dot in Firearms, learned from a book.
- One free dot in Firearms, taught by Romero.
- One free dot in Brawl, taught by Nines.
- One free dot in Brawl, learned from a book.
- One free dot in Finance, taught by Fat Larry.

Strength 1Charisma 5Perception 3
Dexterity 2Manipulation 2Intelligence 3
Stamina 1Appearance 5Wits 2
Brawl 3Firearms 4Computer 2
Dodge 2Melee 0Finance 1
Intimidation 0Security 1Investigation 1
Subterfuge 4Stealth 1Scholarship 3
Auspex 4Celerity 5Presence 4

ANALYSIS: In terms of combat, this character has a low Brawl and Melee skill, but it has decent skill with Ranged weapons. Socially, if you can't Persuade them, Seduce them, but don't try to Intimidate them. The Security, Stealth, and Computer skills are mediocre at best, so expect to use Blood Boost often, and plan appropriately.

Autolevel information provided by Marcus Spears.