The Abandoned Dogma Lexicon is shaped roughly like a semi-circle with a large, yellow diamond in the center of each cover, as well as two smaller ones on the spine. There is an oval chunk taken out of the top and bottom sides of both covers. The both the diamonds and the lexicon share a black border. The remaining parts of the two covers are light purple, while the remaining sections of the spine are pink. Abandoned Dogma is identical to the Illicit Research Lexicon in every way except for coloration.
"Abandoned" means "forsaken" or "deserted". A "dogma" is a belief or doctrine, often in the context of religion, that is believed to be absolutely true. This seems to be a double meaning, both in that Ienzo "abandoned" his "dogma" (or belief) in Ansem the Wise, also in that abandoning an absolute truth ties in with Zexion's motif of illusions, lies, and deception.
Abandoned Dogma's ground combo begins as Zexion thrusts the book in front of him, bashing the target. It is followed with a sweeping motion with the book, and is finished when Zexion lays the book in front of him, then releasing it outward, it growing considerable size and bursting toward the target.
Its aerial combo begins with a thrust downward, followed by a thrust up. The combo is finished as Zexion lays the book in front of him, then releasing it outward, it growing considerable size and bursting toward the target.
| Triumph | Diablo Eye | Aether | Edification | Iron Black | Abandoned Dogma | Balsamic Moon | Ferris Wheel | Eight-Finger | The Lovers | Gallant Achillea | Rafale | Silent Dirge|
Soul Eater+ | Mage's Staff+ | Knight's Shield+ | Kingdom Key D+ | Kingdom Key+