Traditionally speaking, and are both removal spells- you're going to use them to get rid of something you don't like on the other side of the board. Valorous Stance happens to have a second mode that allows it to be used as anti-removal; did you know you can use Bile Blight in much the same way? Valorous Stance is conditional removal; it can only legally exile a targeted creature with toughness 4 or greater. That target legality is checked twice, as with all targeted spells and abilities: once
Amidst all the Dragons of Tarkir spoilers, this week we'll be going over some "current" stuff for our Rules Tips! Be on the lookout for our Prerelease Primer next week, but for now, we'll be going over Standard interactions! The first we're gonna deal with is , everyone's favorite Saproling murdering spell. Bile Blight will shrink the targeted creature, and everything that shares a name with it. Now, there's been some confusion about this because of the "overlay" cards that WotC packages in the Fate
Sylvan Caryatid has hexproof, which means you can't target your opponent's Caryatid with Bile Blight... but there's a great trick you may not have thought about that could win you a game some time, if you control a Caryatid of your own!
If a creature that triggered Evolve is gone by the time the trigger resolves, the trigger just uses the last known information about that creature's P/T when it died. That means Doom Blade or Bile Blight will give different outcomes when responding to an Evolve trigger!
Bile Blight needs its single target to be legal in order to resolve and do anything, so you have the chance to remove that target in response in order to save the rest of your creatures that share a name with it!