Attributes are qualities that every human being possesses to some degree. A person who lacks any rating at all in an Attribute is either dead or suffering from an extreme supernatural curse, such as the Nosferatu clan's loss of Appearance. A single dot represents the low end of human potential. A rating of 2 is average for humanity taken as a whole, and 3 represents distinctly above-average capability. Four dots make the character one of the best in the region in the quality that Attribute represents, and a character with five dots is one of the best in the world, or at least one of the best likely to ever appear in the chronicle.

With age, most vampires can rise to the heights of human potential. Vampires of sufficiently low generation can go even further, to blatantly supernatural prowess.

Attributes are broken into 3 categories: