It is. They key to this deck is the many draws to make combo's easier. The more you draw, the better.
Ancharr makes you draw 2 to 3 cards, if you get Ancharr early in the game.
It a game winning card if you ask me.
Yeah, you beat me on answering that one. I do believe that Ancharrr is mandatory, tutoring the skipper is just too good. I think you could try to play the deck without it but it would be a lot less consistent, for the reasons mentioned above.